Monday, March 8, 2010

Bringin' Whoopie

As springtime goes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb (or, in L.A.'s case, in like a soggy cat and out like a crabby goat), our hearts turn to the sweeter things in life. You know: chocolate bunnies and those dubious Passover cakes made from reconstituted sawdust. But what if you want something different?

That's where all the fun comes in. Ever heard of Whoopie Pies? Just the name makes me giggle, and the thought of bringing a pile of them to some party fills me with inexplicable glee. There's nothing particularly exotic about these "pies." Originally dreamed up by the Amish (maybe they have more fun than originally thought), Whoopie Pies are yummy cakey cookies held together by creamy filling. And Dean and Deluca offer some of the best, from chocolate to pumpkin to pistachio orange. Bring a dozen to the next soiree and watch the spring pigs swill them up.

Go to and order a mess of Whoopie. Your hosts will be so glad to see you coming.

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