Everyone’s already given up on their New Year’s resolution to be healthy and lose weight right? Because I made a recipe this weekend that is really delicious, but also not very good for you.

Last year, when I created my bacon fried eggs, several people commented that it reminded them of Scotch eggs. I had never heard of or seen scotch eggs, so I immediately researched it. Scotch eggs are basically cooked eggs covered in a layer of sausage and deep fried. Yum.

So this weekend I set about making scotch eggs for the first time. But I added my evil twist on it, by covering the scotch eggs in bacon before frying them. Because bacon makes everything better. And because no one wants to choose between bacon and sausage. Right? I know I hate making that decisions at breakfast places.

Hoai Hue


Ever since experiencing our first Bun Bo Hue (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) at Mien Trung, my brothers have been pretty obsessed, visiting almost every week.

I’ve been curious to explore Bun Bo Hue and Bun Rieu (crab noodle soup) at other places, so we recently went to check out Hoai Hue after reading good reviews on yelp.

On the menu, I liked that there were different choices to customize your Bun Bo Hue. Full menu can be found here.

We were served a plate of shredded vegetables to be added to the hot soup.

I chose the Bun Tom Cua (shrimp and crab noodle soup), which I believe is the equivalent to Bun Rieu.

It arrived bright pink, full of shrimp balls.

One thing I noticed right away was that the soup wasn’t hot enough to cook the raw vegetables. I also thought the taste was a little bland.

I know I previously wrote that I was done making pumpkin recipes until next Fall season. But pumpkin is so yummy. And I keep coming across more recipes I want to try. And I have a few more cans of pumpkin lying around.

So this weekend, I set about making a microwave pumpkin mug cake. My first few attempts weren’t very good. One bubbled over like a volcano. Another tasted like cooked sweet eggs. After a few failed attempts I decided to give it up and check out if there were any recipes out there. Sure enough, I found a few pumpkin mug cake recipes.

I randomly chose one, and success! Out came a nice mug cake.