DH and I both enjoy bread pudding. It’s something we will get as a dessert course, but I’ve never tried to make it because I was too lazy. Making custard, scalding milk, etc, seemed like too much effort.

Then I stumbled across a super easy bread pudding recipe. You basically dump everything into a pan and it’s ready to go in the oven.

Sloppy’s Burritos recently opened in Hillcrest, right next to Project Pie.

Despite it’s name, the burrito style is anything but sloppy. Instead, this fast casual eatery markets itself as “Chipotle meets Whole Foods.” They use free range chicken, organic vegetables, non GMO tofu, offer pure cane sugar sodas, etc.

While impressive, the thing that excited me the most was that they have different flavored steamed tortillas, such as spinach, garlic and green onion, and jalapeno cilantro.


The name of the restaurant comes from the owner, whose nickname is “Sloppy.” Given my “Kirbie” nickname, I felt an instant kinship. We were recently invited to come check out the place and sample the burritos.

Steak Burrito with Jalapeno cilantro tortilla, white rice, black beans, pico de gallo, shredded jack cheese, and sour cream

You order at the register and pick your protein, wrap, salsa, rice and bean filling, etc. After customizing your burrito it is made right in front of you.

Each of the burritos came in a shiny gold foil. It’s best to eat the burrito while still wrapped in the foil, peeling back a little at a time. I learned this the hard way. I unwrapped them completely to get some photos and then couldn’t wrap them back up again and the burritos became unraveled after a few bites.

The steak has a good flavor to it and I really enjoyed the steamed jalapeno tortilla. I’m not a fan of regular tortilla, but I really enjoyed flavored ones.


Over the weekend, I attended the bridal shower of a close friend. As one of the bridesmaids, I volunteered to do the bridal shower favors. And since I do a lot of baking, I thought I’d make a few custom sweets for the guests.

One of the items I made were chocolate dipped fortune cookies.

They don’t take too long to make and you can customize the colors as well as the messages inside.