August 2010

Brownie Scones

Boy do I have a great recipe to share with you today. This recipe is adapted from Unplugged Baking by Nicole Rees.

As I was flipping through the pages of Baking Unplugged I came upon this specific recipe – Brownie Scones, as you probably guessed… the flipping immediately stopped and the reading began!

The first eight words on that page were all I needed to read before I started pulling ingredients out of the pantry.

This is my favorite recipe in the book.

Hungry for more Brownie Scones?


My day started bright and early… the alarm went off at 5 am, I had some coffee, read a few emails, and tweeted a little. An hour later I was rushing to get ready for my adventure in the Spago kitchen.

Hungry for more A day in the Spago Kitchen?


Let’s take a stroll down memory laneā€¦

It’s a hot summer day in Los Angeles, I’m 8 years old, and my dad has just told me we are going to go out for ice cream. Woo hoo!!!

We walk down the street to the bus stop on Sunset Blvd., sit down on the bench and we wait for any bus numbered 1-4 to show up. Only a few minutes go by and a bus arrives, we hop on and take a seat.

We ride along for what seemed like 10-15 minutes, get off the bus, cross the street and enter a little Cuban coffee shop. My dad says hello to the person behind the counter who then responds with a “Paquito! Chico, como has estado…!”

There’s a little chit-chat back and forth then the man behind the counter asks us what we’ll be having, I respond and say… Un helado de mamey por favor (Mamay Ice Cream, please) and my dad says un cafecito (an espresso).

I’m handed a tasty waffle cone with a scoop of the most amazing mamey ice cream, then a tiny espresso cup gets placed on the counter for my dad.

My dad and I hang out for a while as we each savor our treats and enjoy a pleasant conversation, involving stories from back in the old days.

Good times…



On the Move

August 18, 2010

in Adventures

Moving is no fun… but sometimes it’s for the best; which is the case for Daydreamer Desserts.

And if one move wasn’t bad enough, this brilliant girl has scheduled two moves at approximately the same time. (I really don’t know why I do this to myself)

Not only will this daydreamer be moving virtually, but physically as well. I’ve been working endless hours these past few weeks on a new site design which is almost done! I really hope you like it. :)

I’ll soon be saying adios to Blogger, Persian Brown granite counter-tops and kitchen island, and hello to WordPress, a smaller but much better lit kitchen and beautiful Volga Blue granite counter-tops (pictured above).

So, please pardon any blog hiccups and moving boxes you might encounter during the transition. Daydreamer Desserts will soon reside where it belongs on its soon to be permanent new home. See you there soon!


This month’s Mactweets – Mac Attack Theme as you can tell by the title of this post is dedicated to Summer Flicks.

The movie I had originally intended to be the source of inspiration is one of my favorite “guilty pleasure” movies, and not a huge blockbuster such as E.T. was.

E.T. Images via IMDB