When we were went through airport security on our way home from New York City, our carry-on bags were searched. The security guard was extremely suspicious of the multiple bags of dry pasta I had in my suitcase and didn’t believe that it really was just innocent pasta. I tried to explain to him that it was pasta from Eataly, which was why I was bringing bags of it home to San Diego.

Eataly is a high-end Italian food market. It’s stocked with gourmet products like truffle, foie gras, fresh made pastas, and more. There are also multiple restaurants to dine at. This was my main source for souvenir presents which is why my luggage was stocked with Eataly products.

We didn’t have enough time to dine here, unfortunately. But we did have a chance to walk around after the epic meal at EMP.

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought I’d do a post sharing some recipe ideas and tips.



I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I tried Vons’ version of Cronuts last month, which are labeled “donut croissant.”

I kept seeing them when I was shopping and curiosity got the better of me.

The cronut copycats are not in the fresh donut section, but rather in the other bakery area with pre-packaged cakes, muffins, croissants, cookies, etc. They come in glazed or sugar coated and are packaged in boxes of four. I chose glazed as my favorite donuts are glazed ones.