I came across a recipe for BLT guacamole on the California Avocado Commission website. Immediately I thought, Duh, of course bacon would make guacamole taste better.

I love making fresh guacamole. I discovered how easy and delicious it was when we ordered it made tableside at a Mexican restaurant a long time ago. After that, I always made my own, especially for BBQs, Superbowl, etc.

Of course, I always had to plan in advance. Get avocados ahead of time and give them a chance to ripen. Buy fresh cilantro only a few days before so they don’t spoil. It was really fun for a while, but it didn’t really seem like my family appreciated the effort.


The two most well known macaron shops in Paris are Pierre Hermé and Ladurée. Of course I had to try both.

One good thing about Ladurée is that it is very accessible. Not only do they have many locations in Paris, but they also have several locations inside the airport as well.

We actually attempted to stop by one of the main restaurant bakeries but the hours listed on the website were clearly wrong. We went by two locations only to find them closed.

I did however, visit two of the airport locations. The set up is like a walking into a little girl’s dream tea party, but all grown up. Pastel colors, cute shaped desserts, and many many macarons.


I came across a recipe for a condensed milk pound cake that caught my attention. I’ve always liked the flavor of condensed milk.

Condensed milk makes a lot of stuff taste better. Condensed milk on toast, condensed milk drizzled on top of shaved ice, condensed milk in tapioca milk tea.