Last Friday, the second 85°C Bakery Cafe in San Diego opened, located in Mira Mesa.I was definitely looking forward to another location opening, and this new one is a little more convenient for me to get to. We were invited to come in for the media preview an hour before the official grand opening and I also went in during the weekend so I could buy breads and cakes and check out the action.

Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® bars are topped with a maple bacon frosting. The salty and sweet combination make them perfect for a Father’s Day celebration.

Can you believe Father’s Day is almost here? Where did the time go? I swear I was just doing spring garden planting last week and now it’s almost summer. Today, I’m sharing this super easy and fun idea for Father’s Day!

Whenever we are choosing sweets, the one thing my husband can never resist is bacon. He loves maple bacon doughnut bars, bacon topped cookies, etc. Most of my male friends have a similar mentality, which is why these maple bacon frosted Rice Krispies Treats® bars are an easy and fun dish to make for Father’s Day or bring to a Father’s Day party.

Pompompurin Cafe

One of the things Japan is known for is their character themed cafes, where the entire cafe is centered around a cute and popular character. Given my obsession with Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters, I had to visit a few of the cafes on my trip.

Pompompurin is a golden retriever dog that is part of the Sanrio family. He wears a beret, loves eating pudding and has several good friends including a mouse, hamster and bird. He’s most often seen with the hamster, Muffin.

The exterior of the cafe looks very much like as if you were about to enter his house. Inside, you’ll find pictures on the walls, shelves of souvenirs, and several oversized Pompompurins to take photos with.