These fun ice pops are filled with chewy gummy bears.

So I know the weather has gotten a lot cooler and it’s not really ice pop season anymore, but it was still fairly warm last weekend when I made these. These were inspired by a post for gummy bear sangria that I saw last month on my name is yeh. I immediately wanted to make an ice pop version.

We went to the newly opened QT Pot a few weeks ago to try the individual hot pots. It was a good experience and we’ve been wanting to return to try some of the cooked dishes.

Salt and Pepper Wings

I’m pretty wary of most of the salt and pepper wings I try, but I was really impressed by these. They may be my new favorite ones in San Diego. The wings were incredibly crunchy and flavorful, and the meat inside was still very moist.

An order of 6 pieces was priced at $4.99, which was pretty reasonable.

Fish with Dry Red Pepper

This dish wasn’t exactly what I had imagined it was going to be, but it was still really good. Obviously they have a good frying technique down. The fish fillets were covered in a thin layer of batter and fried until golden and crisp. The fish remained flaky and moist. I did think the heat level was a little too dialed down though. I was expecting more of a burn.

You know that delicious pumpkin bread or cake at Thanksgiving that you can’t resist having a slice of? Well this is exactly what this single-serving pumpkin mug cake tastes like.

It’s so tasty and so fast! A normal pumpkin cake takes an hour to bake. This one takes 1 minute and 15 seconds.

I’ve made a lot of pumpkin mug cake variations, but this is by far my favorite. It’s got all those amazing spices: ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon. It’s soft, fluffy, moist and pumpkiny. Excuse me while I go make myself another one!