Food and Drink

Pan Dulce, Grande Style: Is It Really Better?

Earlier this week I went shopping at Pancho Villa's Market with a friend who knew her way around the Mexican grocery store better than I did. She shared a great tip- if you like pan dulce, try the larger version sold as "Concha Grande," that look like a monster Pan Dulce. Dee Dee says that… Continue reading Pan Dulce, Grande Style: Is It Really Better?

Food and Drink · Tourism Adventures

Girls’ Day Out #2- Frutilandia and more!

In June I went exploring Liberty Station with one of my most favorite friends- two moms on the loose having a lot of fun! Six months is way too long to wait. Time for another "field trip," this time with Dee Dee and Suzanne, friends from our church's Bunco Club. Incidentally, Bunco Club needs to be… Continue reading Girls’ Day Out #2- Frutilandia and more!

Food and Drink

Pumpkin Extravaganza Continues- Tasting Trader Joe’s Waffles

Pumpkin waffles crisp and warm from my toaster oven... waiting for my maple syrup and candied nuts (inspired by the box top). No pie spices, so you can sprinkle on your own. But they do pack a big pumpkin-y flavor. I like these waffles, and would definitely buy this product again. The Boy came downstairs,… Continue reading Pumpkin Extravaganza Continues- Tasting Trader Joe’s Waffles

Food and Drink · Quotes and Thoughts

Peruanos for Refried Beans, Because Eva Said So… Delish!

I've tried to make refried beans before, and mine are nowhere near as good as our favorite Mexican restaurant. I've followed The Mom-In-Law's recipe and still, no better. I decided to try a different kind of bean as suggested by a phenomenal woman I met when we moved back to California. Eva suggested trying Peruano… Continue reading Peruanos for Refried Beans, Because Eva Said So… Delish!

Food and Drink

Missing Friends but Still Eating the Tacos!

Be warned: if you make dinner plans with me and our get-together falls through, I'm still going to go out for that dinner. Especially if tacos are involved. Tonight I learned a new word in Spanish- "antojitos" are "little cravings," and the word is generally associated with street food snacks. I like how Wiki jives… Continue reading Missing Friends but Still Eating the Tacos!