I hope everyone had a good July 4th weekend.  I had a great time. Lots of relaxation and food.

With the extra time, I also got a chance to bake these cupcakes which have been brewing in the back of my mind ever since I saw rainbow bread at King Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance. I originally thought about making my own rainbow bread, but cupcakes are a lot easier.

I’m hoping everyone isn’t completely sick of red white and blue recipes for July 4th. Here is my contribution for the holiday weekend. These are easy to make and would be perfect for a bbq.

IT’S-IT Ice Cream is a famous store in San Francisco, known for their ice cream sandwiches. According to their website, they’ve been serving ice cream sandwiches since 1928.  A scoop of  ice cream is sandwiched between two raisin oatmeal cookies and then dipped in chocolate.

I’ve passed by the signs for IT’S-IT and have read several blog posts, but have never gotten a chance to visit. Recently, I learned from Pink Candles of Ridgemont High, that the ice cream sandwiches are available for purchase at Vons in Southern California. The full list of distributors can be found on their website, here.