Gram Cafe

Gram is a pancake chain in Japan with more than a dozen locations and the cafe is known for their premium souffle pancakes. This was one of my favorite bites from our Japan trip.


Matcha Green Tea Molten Lava Cakes

Matcha green tea is mixed with white chocolate to create delicate cakes with a molten lava center. It’s an easy dessert to make for a dinner party or date night.


Taco Zucchini Boats

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a low carb and healthier alternative for taco night. Lean ground beef with homemade taco seasoning is stuffed into hollowed out zucchini and topped with melted cheese. It’s fast, easy...


Searsucker Del Mar

Searsucker Del Mar is a restaurant by Chef Brian Malarkey, serving New American cuisine. The restaurant has been on my to-do list for quite some time as we pass by it often and have...


Holiday Gift Guide 2016

I know this Holiday Gift Guide is coming a little late. With our recent trip, I’m completely behind on my holiday routine. Our tree isn’t up, present shopping isn’t finished, etc. I can’t believe...


Copycat Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These decadent double chocolate chip cookies are thick, soft, and rich. They taste very close to the dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies from Levain Bakery in New York City.

Wine Gummy Bears

Wine Gummy Bears

These homemade wine gummy bears are made with red, white or rosé wine and are perfect for a party or for gifting this holiday season. They can be made ahead of time and keep...


Highlights from Japan

We just returned from a week in Japan. It was as magical as our first visit and perhaps even more beautiful with Tokyo and Osaka lit up with lights at night in celebration of...

Sweet Potato Tots

Sweet Potato Tater Tots

These baked sweet potato tater tots are healthy and delicious and you can make them with different varieties of sweet potatoes for a colorful side dish or snack.


Chocolate Cookies and Cream Mug Cake

Chocolate cake with crushed Oreos mixed in for a single serving Chocolate Cookies and Cream Mug Cake that is ready in just a few minutes. I love cookies and cream flavored desserts, but most...