I’ve been a little obsessed with making bread lately. Fresh baked bread is so delicious and makes the house smell so good. I only wish it wasn’t such a pain to make. I hate having to wait for the dough to proof.

Anyway, this weekend I tried out these honey rolls I found on The Pastry Affair. I love honey and these sweet rolls just looked so tender and inviting.

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.