This single serving pasta bowl cooks in the microwave and is ready in less than 10 minutes!

So this isn’t your traditional layered lasagna. But it does consist of lasagna noodles, tomatoes, and cheese. And it tastes pretty darn good.

Ever since I made my One Skillet Lasagna, my husband has been requesting it on a pretty regular basis. I love it nearly as much as he does. The only problem is, it makes one really large skillet full which should theoretically serve a few people or last us a few meals. but we consume almost the entire thing in one sitting!


These thick and soft cookies combine chocolate chip cookies with chocolate chocolate chip cookies, so you don’t have to choose just one!

I am really excited with how these came out. I wasn’t sure what to call them. They are like marble cookies, though I didn’t swirl the two different dough flavors. Instead, I smooshed them together, so they are half and half, almost like a ying-yang pattern.

We recently met up with a friend at Sushi Lounge Encinitas. The casual sushi restaurant has a fairly large selection of appetizers, rolls, and fresh sashimi to choose from.

Crispy Rice

We started our meal with a couple of appetizers. Blocks of sushi rice were pan seared until crisp and topped with spicy albacore, avocado and a yuzu jalapeño truffle vinaigrette. I thought the crispy rice was well executed, cooked until completely crispy on all sides, but maintaining some softness on the inside. I order crispy rice sushi often and it’s frequently cooked too long to the point that the exterior becomes almost impossibly hard to bite into. But that wasn’t the case here.

Hamachi Kama

I usually love grilled yellowtail collar, but I found this version quite underseasoned. Even squeezing the fresh lemon on it didn’t seem to help.

Cocomo