October 2010

Nutty Marbled Banana Bread

Yes… yes… I know. My banana bread slices look a little short. I can explain…. You see, it’s like this.

I faced a major dilemma earlier this week. I was in possession of only two ripe bananas and I wanted to make two loaves of this yummy banana bread.

So, what’s a girl to do?



Pinktober Pinkarons

Update: Just wanted to remind you I’m still in the running to be The Next Project Food Blog Star! Voting is currently underway for Challenge #6. If you haven’t voted already you still have time… voting ends Thursday October 28, 2010 at 6pm (PST). Just click on the heart and show me some love. :) Thank you!!

Mactweets is going PINK this October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hey… if the NFL players, coaches, and refs are all sporting pink game gear to support the fight against breast cancer as well as help raise awareness. It’s only fair that our dainty macarons follow suit.



Over the hills and through the woods...

It’s off to work we go…

Oh, but before we go, I just wanted to let you know that I’m so thankful for all your votes and awesome comments. It because of them I’m able to keep going, love ya!

Like I said, because of *you* I find myself writing this 6th post in the Project Food Blog challenge.

At first I couldn’t decide in what direction to take this post. Then, I had an aha! moment. I decided I wanted you to get to know me a little better, and that’s why I’m taking you to work. Don’t worry I won’t make you code… unless you want too? 😉

As you can see from the pictures in the film strips above, my drive is actually quite scenic (aside from the gloomy weather). I drive above Lake Elsinore through Cleveland National Forest over Ortega Hwy (This road has more curves than Marilyn Monroe!), a two lane road which then drops me off in San Juan Capistrano. After a quick ride on Interstate 5 and toll road 73 we arrive in beautiful Aliso Viejo, CA.



Pumpkin Spice Pepita Toffee

Now talk about something dangerous scary to have around the house… And nope, I’m not referring to the spiders or skeleton on the bowl.



Pain au Chocolat

October 19, 2010

in French,Pastries,Recipes

Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate Samples

It’s funny when I photographed these Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate samples I received as part of the Foodbuzz Tastmaker Program, I placed them in the order I thought I would like the most.

It turns out, I know myself pretty darn well. Go figure… I’ve only known myself for thirty somewhat years. Anyway my guess was spot on, the hazelnut was my absolute favorite followed by the milk chocolate and almond.

I’m not too proud to admit I decided to do my chocolate tasting this past Sunday morning while everyone else was sleeping. Actually, I was more like bullied into it by the black up of coffee I was having.

Well, thanks to my weakness for chocolate and those three bites, I was inspired guilted into sharing some chocolate joy with the boys by making them a special breakfast treat.