I saw this recipe for Reese’s peanut butter chocolate cookies on King Arthur Flour and immediately wanted to make them. It uses mini Reese’s peanut butter cups! Everything is so much cuter as minis.

Ba Ren is one of my favorite chinese restaurants in San Diego. The restaurant specializes in Szechwan cuisine. Recently when trying to pick a place to eat, I realized it’s been well over a year since our last visit. Time to rectify that.

Szechwan cuisine often uses a lot of chili peppers and peppercorn. With the cold weather, Ba Ren is the perfect place to dine since the majority of the menu is made up of spicy dishes.  I like coming here when I have a large group of people because they have several large tables and the restaurant usually isn’t full.

At the front of the restaurant they serve house-made cold appetizers. You can get a plate of three as a starter for around $5. We got two plates since we had such a large group. I really enjoy the cold appetizers here. I’ve tasted almost all of them at some point and they are all well-made.

This plate consisted of marinated gizzard, seaweed salad and marinated bamboo shoots.

This plate consisted of spicy tripe, spicy pig ears, and cucumber salad.

A specialty of sichuan cuisine is spicy boiled beef.

Breakfast biscuit egg bacon sandwich in a cute, portable form. Preparation only takes about 10 minutes. This may be my favorite breakfast cup creation yet.

I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with another breakfast cup idea. I’ve loved all the variations I’ve tried: pancake bacon egg cup, bacon toast cup, bacon egg cup, cheese bacon egg cup.

I knew there were more variations I haven’t though of. Some great one I’ve been missing. Then the other day I saw my brother eating a biscuit breakfast sandwich. And suddenly I had my answer.

When I used to get breakfast at McDonald’s, my choice was always the sausage biscuit sandwich. This is a take on that sandwich, but with bacon instead of sausage, and in a convenient cup form.