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Frost

16 Jun

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I am such a glutton! I ate 3 donuts in one day…two French crullers (my favorite) and this bacon maple bar one.

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Frost Donuts
Mill Creek, WA

Treat yourself to something yummy today!

XO,
Anna

Pineapple Mango Salsa

9 Jun

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For a person that looooves chips and salsa as much as I do it’s surprising I have never made my own salsa. I attempted to make my own last night and I happened to have some mangoes on hand so sparked the idea! The salsa turned out delicious and was a perfect addition to our usual dinner of carne asada tacos.

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Pineapple Mango Salsa Recipe

1 mango
Half a fresh pineapple
Half a bunch of cilantro
Half a sweet yellow onion
1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
1 10oz. can of southwest style diced tomatoes and chilies
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
1-2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 lime

Chop up pineapple, mango, cilantro, onion and jalapeño. Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl. Add lime juice, vinegar, garlic powder and salt and pepper to suit your tastes.

Enjoy!

XO,
Anna

Farmer’s Market Dinner

3 Jun

Last night was our first visit to the Bellevue farmer’s market this season. J and my friend Alex have been telling me about these amazing tacos since last summer so I HAD to have some. The tacos were delicious but I really loved the nachos! Although I wanted to eat more there was only room left in my tummy for dessert! TWO ice-cream cones from Molly Moon’s. Salted caramel and Theo chocolate handmade ice-cream…the perfect ending to our dinner at the market!

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I might just have to visit the Saturday market this weekend for more food…the weather is supposed to be splendid.

Happy Friday!

XO,
Anna

Deliciously Sweet

14 Apr

These photos are too deliciously sweet to NOT post.  Reminds me of my beautiful Marie Antoinette themed bridal shower as seen here.

Let me eat cake!

XO,

Anna

*images via Korea Vogue Girl

Nutella Doughnuts

11 Apr

*image via Lick My Spoon

As if doughnuts and nutella weren’t awesome enough on their own…one can only imagine what happens when they combine!!  *Sigh, wish I were eating these this Monday morning instead of my healthy fruit and cereal in a feeble attempt to diet two weeks before I leave for Phoenix.

Happy Monday everyone!

XO,

Anna

CPK’s Kung Pao Spaghetti

4 Apr

 

I used to go to California Pizza Kitchen all the time for their Kung Pao Spaghetti, that is until I learned how to make it on my own at home.  I use this recipe and as always adjust to my taste.  The list of ingredients might seem daunting to some but it is quite an easy dish to make.  I didn’t know how I’d feel about kung pao and spaghetti together but I find it amazingly delicious!

Green onions, dried red chili peppers and peanuts add not only color but a little bit of kick to the dish.

The sauce.

Solid ingredients mixed together.

Kung Pao Spaghetti

Kung Pao Spaghetti served with mandarin salad w/sesame dressing and garlic cheese bread.

The adjustments I usually make to the dish

  • Sometimes I like to add a little more  chicken stock because I like a little bit more sauce and I don’t want it to get too thick.
  • I like to use cooking soy sauce so the sauce doesn’t get too salty.
  • Add extra green onions because I like green onions.
  • Adjust the amount of chili paste according to who I am cooking for, some people find it too spicy.

Hope you all try this out or if you are too lazy to make it yourself, head to the nearest CPK and enjoy!

Happy Monday everyone!

XO,

Anna

Spring Hill

29 Mar

I made reservations for Spring Hill restaurant at the end of September last year.  The wait for their Monday night Chicken Dinner was 6 months out!  Normally I would think this was absurd and forget about it but I LOVE fried chicken and this is supposedly the BEST fried chicken in the U.S., so I put our name down and the wait was finally over last night!!

Chicken dinner for four.  Comes with 2 whole fried chickens, spaetzle, mashed potatoes, cucumber salad, roasted brussel sprouts and jalapeno cornbread.

Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar

Seattle, WA

 

My thoughts on the dinner over all is mixed.  I think the chicken is highly overrated.  Like I said before, I am a huge fan of fried chicken but this did not hit the spot for me.  I felt that the skin had a funny texture and it was too bland for my taste.  The side dishes I thought, were the best parts of the whole dinner.  The cornbread was delicious and the brussel sprouts were cooked perfectly.  I might go back to Spring Hill again, not for the chicken dinner but for the spaghetti and meatballs!  The person sitting at a table close to ours had ordered it and it looked YUMMY!  Hopefully it tastes just as good as it looks.  For now, my favorite fried chicken is still Church’s!  What is your favorite fried chicken joint?

XO,

Anna

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