This red velvet cake is cooked in a cast iron skillet and has a gooey, melted chocolate ganache center.

I love red velvet cake. It’s a serious weakness of mine and I am really, really happy with how this cake came out. Baking it in the cast iron skillet gives the cake crispy edges, while still keeping the interior tender and moist. And of course there’s the chocolate ganache center. The cake is designed to feed two, but Mr. K doesn’t like red velvet so I kept this all to myself. I also ate every last crumb of all the other versions I made before finalizing this one. I just couldn’t resist!

Garlicky stir fry broccoli and chicken is paired with a fresh cilantro and lime flavored rice. The weeknight meal comes together even faster with the use of Minute® White Rice.

One of the biggest compromises my husband and I had to make when we became a couple was making rice during meals. Mr. K loves rice and grew up eating it at nearly every meal, no matter what was being served. It could be Chinese food, fried chicken, spaghetti, etc. Everything was served with rice! I was never a fan of rice growing up. My mom mainly prepared Chinese food and I know Chinese dishes and rice go hand in hand, but I only wanted to eat the proteins and vegetables and never the rice. Once I started cooking for myself, I stopped cooking plain rice altogether, until I met my husband.

During the week, I rarely make rice, even though I cook a lot of stir fry dishes. Rice cooked the traditional way is time consuming and I just don’t have the energy or time during the week. Enter Minute® Rice.

Minute® Rice cooks in just 5 minutes. They do the cooking for you. It couldn’t be simpler. You boil water, add your rice, stir, let it sit for a few minutes and it’s done. It was so easy, I made my husband do it.


After watching GD Bro Burger on the most recent season of The Great Food Truck Race, we were excited to check out their brick and mortar location in Santa Ana.

Their menu features stuffed gourmet burgers, fries, and milkshakes. The over-the-top looking milkshakes that I saw on Instagram had me drooling, but unfortunately their machine wasn’t working during our visit. (Sob!)

Juan & Only

Jalapeno cream cheese, pico de gallo, avocado chipotle mayo. They offer two types of buns for their burgers: a normal brioche bun or a raspberry flavored bun. Their raspberry red bun is their signature bun, so I opted to try it. The bun was sturdy, with a good chewy texture, but I didn’t like the subtle sweetness from the raspberries. Otherwise, I quite enjoyed the bun.