Scones

Scones

Scones I really enjoy scones.  I’ve never made my own before, but I saw several recipes which claimed that scones are really easy to make.  It didn’t look easy.  The recipes involved cutting in cold butter, kneading and rolling the dough.  I’ve been putting it off for a while, but I finally got around to […]

Laduree

Laduree

Laduree Ladurée, along with Pierre Hermé, are the two most famous bakeries for macarons in France. There is much debate as to who makes the superior macaron. I am firmly in the Pierre Herme camp, but I still wanted to give Ladurée another chance on my most recent trip. I also had a few friends […]

Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe Madras Cafe9484 Black Mountain RdSan Diego, CA 92126(858) 695-6229 After I visited Ashoka the Great, a few people recommended that I try out Madras Cafe, which features Southern Indian vegetarian food, and is in the same plaza as Ashoka.  As a result, Madras Cafe has been on my list of places to try […]

El Agave Del Mar

El Agave Del Mar

El Agave Del Mar El Agave, which has been a popular Mexican restaurant in Old Town, recently opened a second location in Del Mar, occupying the former space of one of my previous favorites Flavor Del Mar. The new restaurant serves the same menu as the original Old Town restaurant (menu on website). I was […]

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies With Christmas just around the corner, I spent some time this weekend baking a couple of the Christmas cookie recipe ideas I have, starting with this red velvet number. I love red velvet and I associate the deep red color with Christmas. In the past, I’ve had a lot of […]

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

La Dolce Vita Ristorante It’s funny how your food palate changes over the years. There are some places that the BF and I used to love that we no longer enjoy as we’ve now had so many more food experiences. And yet there are other places that you would think would fall into this category […]

Double chocolate cake mix cookies

Double chocolate cake mix cookies

Double chocolate cake mix cookies I had some friends visiting this weekend and wanted to whip up a quick dessert.  I didn’t have much time since we had just come back from dinner.  Since my friends have quite a sweet tooth, I opted to make some chocolate chocolate chip cake mix cookies.  Chocolatey, soft, and […]