Friday, March 7, 2014
You can`t tell through your screen, but I am thoroughly excited about sharing this recipe with you. It has been in the works for months. I don`t really want to bore your with the whole backstory...but I`ll be quick (haha!), so you can get to eating these addicting cookies that are like Girls Scout`s thin mints, but not really. :P
Not sure if you know, but I`m obsessed with thin mints. (And samoas, but they are not the star of the show today.) These wonderfully, addicting cookies only comes once a year. I swear, every year, I eat a whole box of thin mints and samoas myself. No lie. I always buy more than 1 box of each to share, but I pretty much down those cookies like nobody`s business. (I`m desperately hoping, I am not the only one here either!)
Anyhoo, I buy a lot so I can stash them in my freezer for the rest of the year (evidenced by Instagram). Plus, let`s be honest here. Thin mints are seriously the best from the freezer. Once I started eating them cold, from the freezer, I have not gone back. The mint is more apparent when it`s cold...for some reason?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Migraines really, really suck. I`m not sure if it`s because I`m getting older, but my migraines are becoming more frequent than in the past. They always last 6+ hours and the worst part about my migraines is that I can`t do anything. Except, lay in bed in a fetal position, hoping they`ll go away. Haha. This wonderful post was delayed as a result of my terrible migraines today, so I`m sorry about that!
I might have started off this post with something terrible, but please do not let it hinder this recipe for you. I seriously LOVED this bread. When I visit Chinese bakeries, I really just can`t control myself. I practically grab everything! One bread that I always buy are coconut bread/buns.
It was my dad`s birthday several months ago and I wanted to bake something special for him. Last year, I attempted a Chinese sponge cake (which turned out so good, I could`ve eaten the whole thing myself...). This time, I wanted to bake some coconut bread. He`s a ginormous coconut lover. Thinking about it, I`m not sure why I wanted to make this, since he bakes these delicious coconut buns for us already...
Friday, February 28, 2014
So, this week is restaurant week in the county I live in...and being the ginormous foodie that I am, I have been eating out like crazy. If you`re unfamiliar with restaurant week, it`s basically a week, where participating restaurants in a large county (like LA), have these special pre-fixed 2 or 3 course meals for a discounted price. There were days were I went out for both lunch and dinner. Let`s just say, I`ve been in a food coma for days. DAYS! No regrets, though. This only comes once a year. Like, girl scout cookies. I need my fix, okay? :P
I love trying new food and I`m thankful I have friends who are willing to tag along with me on these food adventures. I`m also thankful I have people I can bake for. When the opportunity came up for me to bake something for a small group, I was so excited that I could finally bake these bars. I`ve had them in my mind for months, but never the occasion. Not, that you need an occasion to bake these marvelous bars...I just can`t allow myself to be tempted with a whole pan of these!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I know, I know, it`s still Winter in the U.S. But, for an ice cream fanatic, I eat it regardless. If you look at my Instagram, you would know what I mean. I eat ice cream all the time. When it`s cold out, these ice cream parlors are very smart. They have tricks to get you in their stores. They turn on the heater in their stores or they give you rewards like, double stamps on their loyalty card program, for rainy days.
I couldn`t wait for Spring or Summer to give you this ice cream recipe. For one, IT`S AMAZING. Second, it`s ice cream with speculoos cookies crushed in them. How can it even taste anything less that great?? I will tell you: it just doesn`t. :)
It may seem like I`m a little speculoos cookie-obsessed since I posted a banana biscoff muffin recipe just last week. It wasn`t done intentionally. It just sort of happened. I have the cookies, so my mind just starts to race with ideas to use them.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Looking through my blog archives, my love for Biscoff spread is quite apparent. Like, in these cookies, granola bars, more cookies, and ice cream! I`ve been addicted since I bought my first jar and have never looked back! :)
I always say blueberry muffins are my favorite. I also always say that these double blueberry streusel muffins made with brown butter is my all-time favorite blueberry muffins. Then, I started baking banana muffins and realized I love them, too. They never came even close to touch my blueberry muffins though. Then, one day I came up with an idea to make banana Biscoff muffins.