To celebrate Oreo’s 100th birthday this year, a limited edition birthday cake Oreo was released. They are basically regular Oreos except that the cream layer has sprinkles inside. Very festive and reminds me of funfetti. One side of the cookie says “Oreo 100″ and the other side is the regular pattern we are used to.

I was trying to locate these limited edition Oreos for the longest time. Finally, a tweet from captaincrabapple alerted me that they were in stock at a CVS near me and on sale. So after a few months of searching, I finally had a box. Yay!

After downing a couple, my mind started churning to think of recipe ideas. The most obvious was cupcakes.

I’ve made a few version of oreo cupcakes before: Oreo chocolate cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting, cookies and cream cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting. This time I made a funfetti and cookies and cream batter, to match the birthday Oreos, and of course the delicious cookies and cream whipped cream frosting I love using for my Oreo cupcakes.


The San Diego Food Blogger Bake Sale is happening this Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10am-2pm at Great News in Pacific Beach. There are over 40 bloggers baking up delicious treats and all the profits go to Share Our Strength, a charity to end childhood hunger.

You can check out the menu of treats here. I hope you can make it out. I got a sneak peek at some of the stuff this morning from a mock sale we did to¬† promote the sale and was thoroughly impressed. I want to buy everything. Here’s some phone pictures I thought I’d share.

Here’s the flyer for the Bake Sale:

After we had the most amazing spring rolls with special sauce at Brodard Restaurant, we headed over to Vien Dong for the rest of our meal. Vien Dong is a simple Vietnamese restaurant with quite a few offerings and reasonable prices, which was recommended to me by several people.

We came armed with recommendations from mmm-yoso and The Ravenous Couple, so ordering was pretty easy.

Cha Ca Thang Long (grilled fish, dill, onions, rice noodles, sesame crackers, lettuce, mint, served on hot plate)

This was my favorite dish of the night. You can see the steam coming off of the hot plate. The fish was moist, flavorful and I loved the addition of the dill. It tasted great with the crunchy sesame crackers and the rice noodles soaked up the oil of the fish.

Bun Cha Dong Xuan (charbroiled marinated pork, rice noodles, lettuce, mint)

The marinated pork was tasty, though a little oily, and we wrapped it in the lettuce and rice noodles. Another solid dish. I do wish there was a little more of the pork though.