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Baking Bites in Kauai

Nicole with a coconut

I just got back from a quick trip to the island of Kauai. The trip was a little bit last minute, but there is no such thing as a bad time for a trip to Hawaii as far as I’m concerned. I didn’t do any posting about the trip while I was away. I did, however, do a lot of relaxing, sightseeing and – of ... Read More »

Hot Dogs from Pink’s Hot Dogs, Los Angeles

Pink's in Hollywood

Pink’s Hot Dogs is a Los Angeles institution. It has been here in the City of Angeles for more than 70 years – and in the exact same location all that time. It started out as a simple hot dog cart and gradually built up into its current counter-service design.  The place is open late and it is almost always packed, with a line running ... Read More »

DineLA Lunch at Spago

Black Forest Pudding Dessert at Spago

This week (and this upcoming week of Jan 31- Feb 5) was restaurant week in Los Angeles. This means that some of the restaurants around the city are participating in an event called DineLA where they offer special, three-course set menus at a special price. I took advantage of this to take in a lunch at Spago. The restaurant was lovely, the food was delicious, ... Read More »

Foodie Survival Kit

Foodie Survival Kit

When you’re traveling, whether it’s international or to a distant family member’s home over the holidays, you never know what you’re going to find food-wise. Sometimes it will be great but other times… let’s just say that the food might be less than perfect, with problems like to little seasoning, too much seasoning or really strange seasoning. A few spices of your own can go ... Read More »

An inside look at Smuckers

The Smuckers Store

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a trip out to Orville, Ohio with a few other bloggers and take an inside look at the Smuckers company. Smuckers is known for their jam, but what you might not know is that the family-owned company actually owns quite a few other brands, including Crisco, Jif, Folgers and Eagle Brand, just to name a few of ... Read More »

Homemade Hotteok

One of the first street foods I tried while in Seoul was hotteok, which was recommended to me by The Girl Who Ate Everything just before I left. Hotteok are breads, either baked or fried until crispy, that are filled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture. They’re actually a really simple dish, but quite tasty and a nice sweet afternoon snack. I wanted to try and create ... Read More »

A few foodie observations about Seoul

Happy virus Menu

Before this trip, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect in Seoul. The trip was actually extremely easy in all aspects. Transportation was wonderful and the city was easy to get around in. I also found it easy to communicate with my limited Korean. I can say “hello” and “thank you,” which are two of the most useful words in any language when you’re a ... Read More »

A bite of Seoul street food: Kkultarae

Kkultarae, court cakes

When I first saw someone making kkultarae, I had no idea that a type of candy was being made. I actually thought, from a distance, that the vendors were hand-pulling some exceptionally fine noodles, since the motions that the were making when pulling a white substance into multiple strands looked a lot like the method used to hand-pull noodles. Kkultarae, also known as Korean court ... Read More »

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