beattys chocolate cake slice

Welcome to Confessions of a Chocoholic!

Part memoir, part recipe collection, and part restaurant review database, my food blog is a chronicle of my culinary adventures – and the laughs, tears, and chocolate that come with it.

Through the years, I’ve developed a clearer, better appreciation of food and cooking. I enjoy a balanced life, so while I do have an affinity for rich, indulgent foods, I keep everything in moderation.  (And by moderation I mean always having room for dessert.)

When I’m not making treats with chocolate, caramel, and Nutella, eating copious amounts of meat and pasta, or trying my hand at Filipino food, I work in the fun and exciting world of advertising as the Director of Media at Runkeeper/ASICS. I’m also a co-founder of BOSFilipinos, and a member of the  Board of Directors and a contributor for Talking Writing, an online literary magazine. On top of that, I host events every now and then, run, practice yoga, and spend quality time with my husband Matt and/or our TV. I travel when I can, and I also write freelance articles when there’s an opportunity. I’d like to think that I’ve gotten pretty good at managing my time.

olive oil dulce de leche cake

I always get giddy whenever I see cake, but there are times when I get serious and reflect on how food and culture help shape my life. Because sometimes, food really is more than just food.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog. I love hearing from you so please feel free to comment on the posts or send me an email!

(special thanks to my husband Matt for being my #1 taste tester and patiently waiting for me to take all the pictures before eating)

Interested in more? Here are Other Things I Wrote on the Internet:

My Love for All Things Ube

I’m a Blogger – Deal with It

My Top 5 Favorite Restaurant Desserts in Boston

Vanity: My Favorite Sin

Would You Ever Eat a Tongue Taco?

Love, Loss, and Spaghetti

Sangria and Steak on Noche Buena

Chick Lit Meet YA (a review of the Sex and the City prequel)

Why I Listen to Artists with Real Names… Not Something That Sounds Like Random Syllables

The Little Prince: Seeing with the Heart

Why I Write (and Blog About Chocolate)

My Top Chocolate Picks in Massachusetts

That’s it for now!