These grilled cheese sandwiches are coated in panko breadcrumbs, giving them a crunchy finish.

Last week I made Crunchy French Toast by coating the bread in panko breadcrumbs, which gave me the idea to do something similar for grilled cheese sandwiches. I loved how these turned out. Crunchy on the outside, with gooey melted cheese in the middle. I’ve also done a version adding pesto and one using tomatoes.

Zumbar Coffee & Tea is a small coffee shop and roaster in San Diego with quite a popular following. After hearing several ringing endorsements, we felt compelled to check it out for ourselves, especially since we’ve been trying to make our way through the coffee scene in San Diego.

It’s tucked away in a small plaza in Sorrento Valley. During our visit, the place was absolutely packed. In addition to their coffee selection, they also offering a small case of pastries.


This is my usual espresso drink of choice. It came out beautifully. I loved the finishing coffee art as well as the taste of the drink overall.

Chocolate Croissant

We also chose a chocolate croissant to share from the pastry case. I believe their pastries are from Opera Patisserie.

Today I’m sharing not just one, but two tres leches donut recipes. The first one is my Baked Tres Leches Donut Holes. These came out like little bites of heaven. Anything with three types of milk used in sauce has got to be good right?

My baked tres leches donuts were inspired by the Tres Leche Doughnuts with Milk Sherbet from Table No. 10 in San Diego. Got Milk? recently published California’s Best Milk Recipes, selecting recipes from local eateries across California. Recipes were selected for their use of fresh ingredients and milk as their base. The guide is to help families to consume the recommended three cups of milk a day. I was so excited to see one of my favorite spots, Table No. 10 in San Diego, on the list as I’ve personally tasted those donuts and they were one of the best donuts I’ve had in San Diego.