Over Labor Day weekend, Mr. K and I attended Los Angeles Times The Taste. The weekend featured several different events and you could purchase tickets to individual sessions or a weekend pass to all the sessions on Saturday and Sunday. I received a complimentary press pass, but also purchased a full weekend pass so that Mr. K could attend with me.

On Saturday, the first event we attended was Field to Fork. As the name suggests, the theme of this event was seasonal cooking and using locally sourced ingredients.

All the events took place on the Paramount Pictures lot. At each of the events, there were unlimited bites and drinks, as well as various culinary demonstrations or panel discussions going on.

Some of our favorite bites and drinks:

Beer from Stella Artois- The Stella Artois station had some of the longest lines of the event, especially since they were giving out their signature chalice glasses to take home.

Another Night in Bangkok from DogHaus (spicy thai red currywurst, peanut sauce, asian slaw, crushed peanut)- The sausage was snappy, and I loved the spicy curry flavor.

Bloody Mary Ice Pops from Diablo Taco- Diablo Taco had a brilliant idea to serve these refreshing ice pops. They were a welcome treat in the 100F+ heat.

This easy mug cake has all the flavors of a pumpkin spice latte.

I’m excited that Starbucks decided to release their pumpkin spice latte early this year. Though since it’s been so warm here, I’ve only been drinking the frappuccino version. This mug cake does a great job in capturing the pumpkin spice latte flavors and also has real pumpkin in it as well, giving the cake a tawny color that makes it look even more like the coffee beverage.

This grilled cheese sandwich is stuffed with creamy macaroni and cheese for double the gooey cheesy deliciousness.

Remember when I mentioned I was making my one serving macaroni and cheese for another recipe? Well, this is it.

A few weeks ago, we had the macaroni and cheese grilled cheese sandwich from The Grilled Cheese Truck. I thought it was tasty, but something I could easily recreate at home. So I did.

I’ve been a little obsessed with grilled cheese lately, so expect to see some more variations in future posts.