Friday, April 18, 2014

Fast Food Breakfast Wars

Ever since Taco Bell launched their breakfast menu and came out with their clever television ad campaign where they found a bunch of people named Ronald McDonald to praise their new breakfast items, there seems to have been a bit of a Breakfast Wars in the fast food industry.

Even though I had previously tried the Taco Bell Breakfast taco when they were serving it in select test market locations and hadn’t been very impressed, I was still curious. So Mr. K and I decided to try out some of the new breakfast fast food offerings.

Taco Bell

While the breakfast menu at Taco Bell offers a whole line of items including breakfast burritos, cinnabun delights, hash brown and more, there are two main items they are featuring: the Waffle Taco (sausage or bacon) and the A.M. Crunch Wrap (sausage, bacon, or steak).

Waffle Taco

I had originally requested the bacon one but they told me they were out of bacon. Out of bacon?? During breakfast?

Once I came home and unwrapped it, I immediately noticed something.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Bunny Buns

The last few years, I’ve been making bunny-shaped bread buns for Easter, so following tradition, I made them again.

Each year I’ve been experimenting with the decoration a little. The first year, I used brown sprinkles for the eyes.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Cravory Revisits

Ever since The Cravory opened a brick and mortar shop, we’ve become frequent customers. It’s gotten to the point where Mr. K is trying to convince me that we need a drawer in our kitchen full of fresh baked cookies, like the set-up at The Cravory. Yeah, that isn’t going to happen.

I documented my first visit here, and I’ve been collecting pictures from various other visits (when I remember and haven’t already eaten the cookies) but I haven’t had time to share until now.

In addition to visiting on our own to satisfy our sugar cravings with their unique flavored cookies, we also got to attend an event when The Cravory hosted a group of San Diego food bloggers and let us make our own customized flavors in their kitchen. I wanted to share some photos from that fun event as well.

In the last two months, Mr. K and I have eaten about 3 dozen Cravory cookies. Yikes. While I love all the new flavor combinations they are constantly creating, my favorite are two of their signature flavors: chocolate truffle and lemon bar.

The chocolate truffle is a must-have for any chocoholic. I don’t even know how they cram so much rich chocolate flavor into the tiny little cookie.

The lemon bar flavored cookie tastes remarkably similar to a lemon bar with its balance of sweet and tart and even though I normally stay away from citrus desserts, I’ve become a big fan of this one. This is also Mr. K’s favorite.

Here are some recent new-to-me flavors we’ve had: