After discovering a two ingredient pumpkin bread using ice cream as one of the key ingredients, I’ve been wanting to try making a mug cake using ice cream.

My first attempt failed miserably. Hard, grainy, and not at all tasty. After a few attempts, I came up with this quick bread cake that I really enjoyed. It’s still amazing to me how much adding the ice cream changes the mug cakes. The cake has a tougher texture, more like a quick bread cake rather than a light and fluffy cake, but still delicious.

Thomas Keller’s famous buttermilk fried chicken served at Ad Hoc has been something I’ve been longing to try for a long time. I bought the Ad Hoc recipe book despite never stepping inside Ad Hoc and just knew the fried chicken would be good from the picture.

Because Ad Hoc only serves the chicken on Monday nights, I haven’t yet been able to experience it. When Addendum was introduced, the fried chicken became more readily available. Addendum is an addition to Ad Hoc which serves box lunches Thursday through Saturday.

The menu is very simple: fried chicken or bbq.  The boxed lunches (priced at $16.95) come with two sides (potato salad and corn) and cornbread. You can wait in line or call to place an order. If you have a large group, you can place the order 24 hours in advance.

Addendum is located behind Ad Hoc. There are various picnic tables for people to enjoy their boxed lunches and you can also admire the vegetable gardens too.


Famous Buttermilk Fried chicken

Even though I already have a favorite chocolate muffin recipe, which I think is the best I’ve come across so far, I’m always open to trying new ones.

This one for chocolate espresso muffins caught my attention because I do love the combination of chocolate with coffee.