I’ve been getting lots of suggestions for more mug cakes to try making. I love all the ideas and hopefully I’ll be able to make them all eventually.

One suggestion I got was to create a Kahlua Mug Cake. So here it is.

You can taste the coffee, though most of the liquor taste evaporated when cooking. Next time I might add some espresso to the cake to make the coffee taste even more apparent.

Quick reminder: There’s still some time left to enter my giveaway for a pair of tickets to see Sam the Cooking Guy live!

Sublime Ale House opened its doors a few months ago, specializing in gourmet comfort food and craft beers.

The restaurant strives to use fresh ingredients, making everything from scratch in-house, with no use of freezers. Even the pizza dough is made with a poolish starter which requires several days to finish proofing.

I was recently invited to check it out for myself. The restaurant is located in San Marcos, which is quite a drive for me, so I was a little hesitant to accept the invitation. But after viewing the menu, which includes 10 different macaroni and cheese dishes offered, I was sufficiently enticed enough to make the drive.

We arrived a little before 6 and the restaurant was already packed with about a 30 minute wait time. The restaurant normally does not take reservations, but since we were invited, we got ushered to a two person table right away. Unfortunately, it was in a very dim part of the restaurant, so my photos aren’t the best quality.

We were presented with two different beer menus, bottles and craft beers. We decided to stick with the craft beers but I was overwhelmed with the large selection. Luckily after speaking to our server, he recommended two he thought would suit our palate.

North Coast PranQster (Belgian strong pale ale)

I favor the Belgium style ales so the server recommended this strong pale Belgian ale. It suited my tastes perfectly. Strong, but with sweet overtones.

Anchor Liberty

This was the recommendation for FH, but neither of us it really liked it, preferring my selection better. It was a little too hoppy for me.

Based on the owner’s suggestion, we started off with some truffle fries which comes with a choice of two house-made aioli sauces (we chose garlic and red pepper).

We were really surprised with what a huge serving of fries was presented to us. It was more than we could possible finish. The truffle oil aroma was intoxicating and I really liked the aioli sauces which are made from scratch every morning.

As a quick announcement, I’ve finally set up a Facebook page! I would appreciate any “likes” if you would like to follow along. Thanks!

I took a little break from my quest to find the ultimate creamy stove top macaroni and cheese recipe. After sticking to a healthier diet for a few weeks, I rewarded myself with another macaroni and cheese recipe. And this is the best one yet in my opinion. In fact, this may be “the one.”