Ever since my first attempt at making brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookies, these have been highly requested in my house. I made them again recently for a get together I was having, and I played around with the chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I forgot how humongous these cookies are. You might not be able to tell from the pictures, but these are monster sized cookies. I planned on making twelve but only had enough dough to make 6! Next time I need to remember to cut the size of the brownies smaller so that I don’t need so much dough to cover each brownie.

Robataya Oton is a Japanese restaurant that is the sister restaurant to Wa Okan Dining, a restaurant I’ve blogged about several times.  I’ve been wanting to check it out since it opened last year, but after reading just so-so reviews, I ended up not visiting.

Not too long ago, Dennis of A Radiused Corner wrote a blog post documenting the lunch specials, which are available during the weekdays.  Each one looked simple, tasty, and reasonably priced.

I don’t often get to venture to this area for lunch during the week, so when I have a chance, I take advantage. The Future Husband (“FH”) and I got a chance this past week to go check out the lunch menu.

Inside, there are several little private rooms, where you take off your shoes before sitting down at the tables. We were seated in one of these private booths. On the table was a stove top which I believe is used for hot pot.

Gougeres are French cheese puffs made with choux pastry. I made gougeres for the first time a few months ago and fell in love with these savory pastry puffs. I decided to make some this past weekend.