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Mickey Mouse Beignets

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Beignets originated in France. Made from the delicate, spongy pâte à choux, these airy, square pastries are basically a doughnut. Disneyland serves these up at Café Orleans or the Mint Julep Bar and they’re Mickey-shaped! Since the parks are still closed (sadface), I felt I should 

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri is Japanese for Rice Ball. Typically filled with vegetables or meat, this is basically like a Japanese sandwich and can be enjoyed as a yummy snack or meal on the go. Onigiri always reminds me of my Obaachan (grandma). She always made these for 

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

I love Pandesal! This Filipino bread roll is a soft, fluffy, slightly sweet roll that is a staple in Filipino homes. Typically eaten for breakfast or merienda (snack) and perfect for dipping in coffee and/or hot chocolate. Since we are supposed to be staying in, 

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Here is a mayo-less potato salad. The creamy dressing is made from a combination of dijon mustard and olive oil. A combination of vinegars adds a delicious tangy flavor. Plus garlic and dill make these potatoes taste like pickles. This a crowd pleaser. Make some 

Apple Hill

Apple Hill

Last weekend Lou and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. I cannot believe it’s already been 5 years! We decided to stay local this year to celebrate and headed over to Apple Hill. It is one of our favorite places and luckily only a 45 

East Sacramento Adventure

East Sacramento Adventure

I was craving a sandwich today, specifically a salty, pickle-y, and meaty one. We decided we wanted to give a new local place a try and ended up at Roxie Deli and Barbecue. This spot is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood in East Sacramento. They 

What is next?

What is next?

I have been thinking a lot about what I want to do with this site. After a lot of self-reflection, I realized I haven’t really done much on here because I have been hyper focused on trying to be like every other food blogger. Trying 

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish that literally translates to meat “niku” and potatoes “jagaimo” and is a favorite of mine. This Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion is stewed in sweetened soy sauce. Generally, potatoes make up the bulk of the dish, with the 

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Real talk, I don’t think I have ever actually eaten pineapple upside-down cake but I know in my mind it tastes delicious. I mean what is not to love: pineapples, cake, cherries, caramel. YUM! This sweet treat is an American classic that reminds me of 

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite kind of cake. While I am a sucker for a graham cracker crust, my preference is a crustless cheesecake much like Japanese style cheesecakes. However, most of the recipes I found Japanese style cheesecake used a lot ingredients and included super