04 Mar 2018
I started a new Netflix series this week called Ugly Delicious. Fair warning: watching this will make you extremely hungry so don’t watch while starving. I had gotten a heads up about this new series sometime last month and was looking forward to its debut. Chef David Chang highlights a different cuisine in each episode and goes in depth with guests and friends on where to find the best of the best and also the origin of how this specific cuisine came to be. The first episode highlighted pizza and I was all OVER that. Currently, as I’m typing we’re watching Tacos. I believe there’s going to be a future episode though that’s not going to make me too happy because of some of the reviews I’ve seen, but I guess more on that later when I get there.
Readers, have you started this series yet? Do you know which episode I’m talking about?
27 Jan 2018
Whenever I’m at The Cheesecake Factory with any group, the classic “Brown Bread” is what everyone goes for first! It’s the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and savory and is topped with oats. For as long as I can remember, everyone has always wondered how they could get their hands on something like this and now, we can. Soon, you’ll be able to purchase this bread in three different forms, I might add, directly from your grocery stores. And if you’re more of an online shopper, it will be available for purchase there as well. I will eat this with everything.
20 Jan 2018
27 Dec 2017
We don’t always time these posts with the end of the year, but it feels good, doesn’t it? Even as I search for photos it’s nice to be able to put something together that wraps up the end of the year and my feelings towards a new year. The start of this post doesn’t look anything like the end of this post, which I think is pretty different for a change. You can definitely tell that I’m feeling some sort of way by the end of this. What is it exactly? That I’m holding on to millennial pink? That I’ve got a love inanimate objects? Those things, but maybe a couple of other things that aren’t so obvious.
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17 Dec 2017
I’m not sure when Kevin and I started this tradition, but for the last few years we have somehow managed to acquire a ton of treats whenever we go home for the holidays. Kevin always likes to send a package that includes a variety of cookies and snacks all in different boxes, which is fun to open up. And this year, I decided to get into the mix by asking him to purchase a tin of popcorn for me with three different flavors (my favorite!) I might actually be the ONLY person that likes this though. Holidays are always for eating and I have no shame about my winter body during this time so let’s just get into this and discuss my five favorite dessert treats during these months!
1. It’s a weird holiday treat to be my number one choice, but it’s just how I feel! I love the idea of digging my hands into different flavors of popcorn and loving every single kind. White cheddar and cheesy corn for the win! I know some people really like the popcorn with chocolate drizzled all over it and the ones that lean on the sweeter side, but I was never a fan of those.
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18 Nov 2017
Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
When Elynn was up in the city recently, we stopped by the new Salt & Straw location in Hayes Valley for what seemed like a pretty soft opening for them. I could be happy with just about any flavor there, but know that they’re also a shop that likes to push the boundaries a little bit. While we were there, I noticed that they had a very special Thanksgiving menu up and while I love almost all Thanksgiving dishes, I didn’t know how well it would translate into ice cream. Would it actually taste good or would it just be a little bit weird? Being the stuffing fan that I am, I opted to try a sample. What’s the best way to describe it? Well, you know how some people enjoy sweet breakfasts or savory? It’s kind of like that. I didn’t mind the flavors and actually thought their rendition was pretty spot on, but at the end of the day, I wanted something that tasted like ice cream and went for my standard coffee – Salt & Straw style.
These flavors will be available until November 22nd so make sure you try them before time runs out! They’ll be available at both their locations in Pacific Heights and Hayes Valley Read more “Thanksgiving Themed Ice Cream Flavors”
18 Nov 2017
I spent all afternoon down at Crissy Field today and while it was a beautiful day with an even more gorgeous sunset than I could have ever imagined, I was really looking forward to winding down this evening. I love my friends and doing things socially throughout the weekend, but I’m also the biggest homebody you’ve ever met. My nights consist of snuggling underneath my king size blanket draped over my couch, watching a movie, lighting some candles, and vegging out on comfort food. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s no surprise that I’ve got a craving for all of my favorite dishes from the holiday. I came across this recipe this weekend that combines my two loves – stuffing and tots! How does this get any better? Gravy dipping sauce. You’re welcome.
I haven’t done a whole lot of cooking in a few years, but I took a glance over the recipe and it definitely seems doable. Readers, any of you up to give this a try before me?
Check it out here!