On my  last trip to Los Angeles, my friends took me to a secret, no-name taco stand that has gotten quite popular through word of mouth. They set themselves up in front of a tire shop at night, and make fresh Tijuana-style street tacos for about $1.25 each.

It’s a little hard to find, especially since there is another taco stand set up nearby. I took a few photos of the tire store sign, Llantas Usadas El Jarocho, and building so you can make sure you go to the right one if you decide to try them out. When we arrived there was already a lengthy line, signaling we were in the right place.

As you wait, you can watch the tacos being made. Meat is on the grill, fresh tortilla dough is being kneaded, rolled and then cooked. I was mesmerized by the tortillas and watching them puff up.

I recently worked with Van’s to develop waffle toppings for their new line of Love Your Heart Waffles. I came up with three fun and easy ideas that turn plain waffles into a complete meal. I hope you’ll be inspired to try some of them out!

I’m also doing a giveaway at the end of this post for free product coupons to try some of Van’s new products.

Here’s a preview of the waffle toppings I created for Van’s.

Please head over to Van’s website to get the full recipes and descriptions.

Now onto the giveaway.

Last week, I came across this post for cheesy bacon bread and just knew I had to recreate it. The bread looked really cool, with its accordion shape and generous bacon spread.

It’s actually really easy to make and is a nice party appetizer.

If I had an Oscar viewing party this past weekend, I totally would have made it then. Luckily, I didn’t have to host my own party. Our friends hosted a party and we got to watch the show on their giant TV and play Oscar bingo.