Last month, fellow food blogger CC texted me a photo of her treats from The Elegant Truffle. I immediately put it on my priority to-do list.

Located in Point Loma, this small artisan chocolatier and bakery is one of the friendliest dessert places I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. Upon entering, we were immediately offered a piece of caramel to munch on as we perused the dessert offerings.

The store front is quite small, but they offer a variety of freshly baked cakes each day as well as the chocolate truffles of their namesake. I liked how we could openly watch the cake decorating happening.

For each cake that we expressed interest in purchasing, we were provided with a generous sliver of the cake to try, a gesture I’ve rarely experienced. Of course, trying each sliver of cake just made us want to buy them all.

In the end, we settled on three slices of cake as well as some of the truffles. There’s no seating at the store, so we took our treats home to eat.

Oh My God Cake

Continuing on with my 5 minute cookies, this time I tackled peanut butter. This recipe makes either one large cookie or two smaller ones.

I love how quick and easy these cookies are. I think the best part is that it only makes one individual serving so you don’t have the temptation of a whole entire batch of cookies.

Delux Dogs

DH and I don’t make it over to Coronado often, but every time we do, we have such a nice time. It almost feels like we are on vacation. The city is so pretty and touristy and feels secluded from the rest of San Diego.

Since we don’t visit often, we also don’t know many good eats. Recently, I was invited to check out Delux Dogs, which makes gourmet hot dogs. I knew DH would be ridiculously excited given his love for hot dogs.

The menu is full of gourmet hot dogs and it was really hard to choose which one to try. In the end, we narrowed it down to three.

The Border Town
Bacon wrapped, deep fried all beef link with creamy nacho cheese sauce. Tapiato hot sauce, guacamole, salsa fresca, and Mexican crema.

Out of the three, I thought the presentation for this one was the most beautiful. DH zeroed in the “bacon wrapped” and “deep fried” language.

I actually thought this was the weakest of the three we sampled. I liked the bacon wrapped dog, but I felt like the toppings didn’t quite compliment the taste of the bacon dog.

The Tokyo
All beef link with teriyaki glaze, Japanese mayo, grilled onions, sesame seeds, dried seaweed chips and sriracha.

I almost didn’t choose this one because it seemed awfully sweet from the description. But DH chose it and it actually ended up being my favorite one.