Girl Scout Cookie buying season is almost over. So I had to stock up this weekend. And with the incredibly warm San Diego weather, I was inspired to make this milkshake.

I had a serious craving for ramen the last few weeks when the weather was cold. Of course, the day I went to satisfy my cravings, it was summer weather in San Diego.

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Ramen Yamadaya. I was curious if there were any additions to the menu and how the place was running. Despite arriving for a late dinner during off peak hours, there was still a short wait list.

Once seated, we were presented with the basic menu. From what I could remember, nothing new has been added, unlike Raki Raki which seems to be adding new menu items all the time.

Tonkotsu Yamadaya Ramen

I requested my noodles be extra firm, and was pleased to see that they were cooked just so. One look, and you could see the noodles were still quite starchy white and hadn’t yet reached the fully cooked stage.

The milky broth was as rich as I remembered. The pork bones at Yamadaya are boiled for 20 hours to develop the broth.

Seasoned Egg

Even though the soft boiled egg is included with the ramen, we ordered an additional one to share. Sometimes the yolk here is a creamy custard. On this occasion, both the ones in our soup and the extra one we ordered were overcooked so the eggs yolks had already lost that custard texture.

Please note, the giveaway portion is now over. Congratulations to entry #41!

Do you love peanut butter cups? As a child, my favorite candy was peanut butter cups. It is what I coveted most from the stash of Halloween treats I collected every year and I could eat several in one sitting.

Recently I was provided with a sample of Unreal’s peanut butter cups. Unreal is a candy company which is trying to “unjunk candy” by getting rid of the artificial ingredients, preservatives, etc. These peanut butter cups, called Unreal 77, have less sugar and no GMOs, no preservatives, no hydrogenated oils, no corn syrup, and no artificial ingredients.

I loved them. They taste just like peanut butter cups should. And I felt even better eating them knowing that they are healthier. Unreal is generously offering to give one of my readers a large stash of peanut butter cups. More information on the giveaway is at the end of this post.

After eating four in a row (eek!), I thought I’d use some up for baking. I made these easy three ingredient cookies using the candy that taste great. Crispy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside.