Sunday, June 20, 2010

Shortbread Cookies!!

I did it, I successfully baked the famous Del Sole shortbread cookie. It was nerve racking since the last time I made a shortbread cookie it was a complete disaster, see the samoa incident on facebook. There was a minor incident of throwing coconut into the icing instead of powdered sugar (the bag looked the same!) but other than that these went of without a hitch.

Pre-icing, each cookie was gingerly removed from the pan:

I was really excited to use a piping bag to decorate each cookie:

Happy father's day/birthday to my little cousins!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Everything I Ate in California

I recently got back from a trip to San Diego and Victorville which ended up being a tour of California's finest fast food establishments as well as 3 Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives locations, and some Mexican eateries.

Our first meal was at a BBQ place in Coronado. We also stopped for cupcakes.

Our first California fast food eatery stop was at Jack in the Box. They had egg rolls!

Next up, Los Robertos, for a California burrito. They put french fries in it!!

Of course we stopped at In-N-Out.

We had lunch at a Mexican supermarket. Lingua tacos (yea thats right, tongue!), and papusas.

Our first Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives stop. Emma Jean's Truck Stop.

After our hike we went to Baja Taco for some burritos.

Had some six dollar burgers at Carl's Jr.

More California fast food chains with Del Taco! Far superior to Taco Bell.

Here is the dinner we made on our last night in Victorville.

Back in San Diego we visted Triple D location #2, Tioli's Crazee Burger.

Our last meal was at Triple D location #3 Blue Water Seafood.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my food vacation!

Oatmeal Fudge Squares

I made these delightful little treats for Memorial Day. I wish I had more time in NY to scarf a bunch more down before I left for California. I got the recipe from How to Eat a Cupcake, see more delicious looking photographs there.