For one of my birthday dinners with family and friends, we went to Cucina Urbana since I had enjoyed my previous visits so much. We got a big table reserved for us near the back of the restaurant, giving us a great view of the wine collection and the kitchen.

Cucina Urbana focuses on using local produce (organic when possible), and offering affordable food. No dish is priced over $20 and the wine is sold at retail.

We started the night with some appetizers. We ordered truffle fries.

It counts as a side, but it’s a huge amount of fries.  Thin, crispy and with the aroma of truffle oil.


About a month ago I made some bacon egg toast cups. What I really liked about them is that they have all the breakfast items in one neat package. I started thinking about how it could be better, and I realized what would be a more perfect breakfast for me is to have pancakes, bacon and eggs.

I have to confess, I really like using Pillsbury biscuit dough. There are so many different uses for it. I’ve used it to make steamed turtles buns, donut balls, steamed buns, and monkey bread.

I’ve had this craving for pizza bites lately and I thought I could try making my own with the Pillsbury dough as a base.