Future Husband (“FH”) and I both enjoy eating chinese dim sum. Over the years, we’ve been to nearly every restaurant in San Diego that offers dim sum (the pickings are pretty slim). The one place we hadn’t tried was Pearl in Rancho Bernardo, though we had heard good things about it. We always thought it was too far of a drive for a casual weekend brunch.

After we went to Pearl for the first time a few weeks ago, we realized the drive wasn’t so bad, so this weekend we went back to check out the dim sum.


I love Mexican fried ice cream. I get it every year at the County Fair and whenever it’s on the dessert menu at a restaurant. Creamy vanilla ice cream encrusted with a cinnamon crunchy exterior and drizzled with chocolate and whipped cream, what’s not to love?

Making Mexican fried ice cream is actually not that hard but I never thought about making my own until now.

Happy Monday everyone!

First off, a winner has been chosen for my Starbucks giveaway! Congratulations to “Susan,” who left the second to last comment on this post and her number was chosen by random.org

Sorry to all the readers who really wanted to win, but didn’t. But don’t despair, another giveaway opportunity is here! And for this one, there will be three lucky winners!