I’ve known of Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles since I moved to Southern California. The LA based chain is an institution and no chicken and waffles debate is complete without including Roscoe’s in the mix.

I’ve always wanted to try it, but only did for the first time very recently. After hearing so many stories from Mr. K of his fond memories of visits during his high school years, it was pretty exciting to experience it with him, though he was really worried that it may turn out that it wasn’t as good as he remembered, especially having expanded our palates.

We arrived in the early afternoon and of course there was a wait. Luckily, it was only about 20 minutes. Once inside, I was a little surprised by the dark setting, giving you no indication of whether its day or night outside.

While they are most known for their chicken and waffles, the menu actually has quite a few other options as well.

1. SCOE’S (1/4 Chix prepared southern style, 2 waffles, our own private mix)

This was my choice. You get to choose the chicken pieces you prefer, and I chose drumstick and thigh. The large plate arrived, piled with two oversized waffles and crispy fried chicken. Immediately I knew the waffles wouldn’t be good. They were pale and soggy looking and sure enough, they were too soft for my liking. Waffles should definitely be crisped around the edges. There was also a hint of cinnamon to them that I didn’t care for.

The chicken, on the other hand, turned out much better. Crunchy, well-seasoned, and juicy. I often find fried chicken to be too salty, but this was just right. I thoroughly enjoyed my fried chicken pieces.

Bloody Mary Ice Pops

These Blood Mary ice pops turns the classic cocktail into a fun and refreshing treat.

Over the long weekend we were in Los Angeles where temperatures were in the 90s. During the LA Times The Taste event, we had these Bloody Mary popsicles, which really hit the spot in the scorching heat. I’ve always enjoyed the cocktail and I liked it in ice pop form even more.

This recipe is just 2 ingredients and it produces a rich, decadent, individual-sized, flourless Nutella cake.

Last week my first cookbook released! I am overwhelmed by all the support of family, friends and readers who purchased the book. To celebrate the book release, I am sharing my absolute favorite recipe from the book. I also have some important information regarding bookplates and book giveaways at the end of this post

Two years ago, I created a 2 Ingredient Nutella Flourless Cake. The recipe went viral on the internet and I’ve seen it shared (sometimes without credit -_-) on numerous blogs, publications, youtube videos, etc. To date, it remains the most read post on my blog and it’s definitely a recipe I’m quite proud of.

The original recipe is unbelievable. An absolutely delicious cake with just the use of Nutella and eggs. For months, I tried to figure out a way to make a mug cake version, and I finally was able to produce an equally delicious version with far less work for my new book.