Bruxie


Bruxie, the popular Orange County chain famous for their waffle sandwiches, recently opened their first San Diego location.

I was extremely excited by this opening, having tried one of the Orange County locations previously. The restaurant is located right next to SDSU. In fact, they even accept SDSU meal plans according to the signs in the store (lucky students!). Originally the restaurant was set to open inside The Headquarters, but that somehow fell through. This new location seems to be a perfect spot.

The restaurant offers savory waffle sandwiches, sweet waffle creations, custards, shakes and liege waffles.

Bruxie Burger

On my visit last year to the OC location, I tried two of the most popular sandwiches, the buttermilk fried chicken & waffle and Carolina bbq pulled pork. This time, we wanted to try some other ones, so I chose the Bruxie burger.

What really stands out at Bruxie is the waffle itself. The Belgian-style waffle is perfectly crisp, light, airy, and like no other waffle I’ve ever had before. I wish there was an option to just order a big stack of these because I just want to munch on the waffles plain.

I’m still searching for the best waffle sandwich combination. I’ve enjoyed everything I tried, but none of the fillings have quite yet wowed me enough for a second try. The burger was pretty good, with a lightly seasoned patty and a pink medium center. I think next time I want to try one of the breakfast waffle combinations.

This easy, microwave peanut butter fudge is stuffed with peanut butter cups and Oreo cookie pieces.

I finally got my hands on the limited edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos (thanks Leanne for the tip!). And they are pretty good. Unlike some of the other Oreo flavors I’ve tried, the filling really does taste like peanut butter cups.


As many of you know, I bought my first house earlier this year and have spent the majority of my spare time decorating and furnishing it.

I previously shared some of the photos from my kitchen, my favorite room of the house. I’m constantly looking for inspiration to continue to make it better, as it is the room that people admire most when they visit and it’s where I plan on doing most of my entertaining. I love spending hours on Pinterest and at various furniture and design stores to draw ideas from or to just dream about my ideal kitchen.

I recently partnered up with LG Studio and Blogher, giving me a chance to explore LG Studio’s line of kitchen products, and share some of their designs that gave me inspiration. The LG Studio line provides a premium array of products to create a custom kitchen for home chefs.

Here is my current inspiration board:

You can also check out my pinterest board of kitchen inspirations here.

I really want my ideal kitchen to have a modern, timeless look with a lot of stainless steel, similar to this model signature kitchen by LG. My current kitchen has stainless steel fridge, and a similar oven set as the one in the photo.

(Image from LG Studio, used with permission)