Candy-like cantaloupe

This evening I cut up the most delicious cantaloupe we’ve EVER eaten. The variety is called Sugar Kiss and they’re grown in central California. I found them at our local organic food market — Mama and I are now obsessed! We couldn’t stop talking about the incredible sweet, pure, and crisp flavor. This wee melon tastes…

The best onion rings

Mama and I enjoyed lunch from our favorite deli today, including their delectable and crispy onion rings, which we think are the best in all of Santa Rosa! Today’s #OneGoodThing was sharing an order of the tastiest onion rings with Mama! Plus, I got to see our friends who run Dada’s Deli! Day 159 of 365. And…

Trying sopapillas for the first time

Mama and I have recently fallen in love with the Mexican restaurant around the corner, and tonight we discovered they have a wonderful dessert called Sopapillas. It’s a crispy fried flatbread sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, served warm, and topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. It was absolutely delicious! We love tasting new…

Watching culinary magic

After an adventure in getting a smog check today, I stopped on the way home to pick up our latest favorite culinary fixation. Through our obsession with their beignets, Mama and I have become friends with the ladies at Sonoma Crust Bakery. Today I got to see how master chef Anna prepares the chicken waffle…

Warm peanut butter cookies

Tonight I made peanut butter cookies from scratch, and we washed down the warm cookies with cold milk. Heavenly! I mostly followed a recipe from one of our favorite bakeries in Santa Cruz, The Buttery. The recipe was published by the L.A. Times several years ago. I tried to make the cookies a bit smaller…

Now that’s a good cup…

Friends recently introduced us to a local Santa Rosa organic coffee company called Bella Rosa, and we became hooked after the first sip. Bella Rosa specially roasts their beans to be low acid, so they’re incredibly smooth. Mama and I have tried both the Decaf and Morning Star varieties, and we found them significantly easier…

Mama’s new candy crush

Mama and I fell in love with Lindt Lindor Peppermint Truffles a few years ago after a sample lady at Costco insisted we add one to a cup of hot chocolate. Minds blown! I found this giant version a while back and brought it home because I knew Mama would find it hilarious. After enjoying…