Now That’s Ugly

The ugly part of this post is towards the end. But first, lets talk about pretty and delicious desserts. During my POM dinner party, I made some treats that I gave away with my party guests goodie bags. I was inspired by Heather’s Maple Nut Oaties and adapted these from her original recipe. POM, Chocolate […]

Cravings

I had a lot of dessert sampling during Thanksgiving. There were some impressive spread of chocolate cakes, cookies, pies and etc. All home-made. I didn’t know this until recently, but the fiance’s family (his cousins) includes some very talented bakers. I believe one went to culinary or pastry school. I enjoyed browsing thru a ton […]

I Love Salad + The Chocoholics Pledge

 Accidental tasty salad. Sometimes random leftovers make great meals. The week is coming to an end, which means I am trying to eat all the leftovers before cooking a whole new batch of dishes. A mish mash of flavors that surprisingly went well together. A bed of arugula and fresh spinach, tossed in Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette. […]

Banana Grilled Sandwich and Wedding Wednesday

I am still on a pumpkin high. After incorporating pumpkin on several creations in the kitchen lately, I am still not sick of it. That’s good, because there was a big sale last week and I stocked up. The nice folks at Julian Bakery sent me a few loaves of their bread to sample. They […]

Girls Night

I miss my girls. My group of friends from college came to hang out for a much needed girls slumber party, most of us met each other freshman year at the dorm rooms at San Diego State University 10+ years ago. We haven’t seen each other for a few months and we had a lot […]