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Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: Zayna @ Measuring Cups Optional}

a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

these egg-topped twice-baked sweet potatoes sound like the perfect breakfast to me {Homemade Hooplah}

this sounds like the most amazing ice cream flavor {Kitchen Sanctuary}

potatoes are a weakness, asian-style potatoes even more so! {MM’s Kitchen Bites}

homemade choco tacos!!! {Sugarhero!}

how do you make banana cream pie even better? add salted caramel! {Oh, Sweet Basil}

vegan though it may be, this pad thai sounds excellent {The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen}

plum sauce is one of those things i never realized you could make at home, but now i definitely want to try {Krumpli}

all about that peanut sauce {Shrinking Single}

these fried soybeans sound like the tastiest snack {Otaku Food}

love these chocolate crinkles {The Spiced Life}

excellent-looking cinnamon rolls {Bakken Zonder Mix}

if you like red velvet, you’ll totally be a fan of these red velvet cookie dough bars {Homemade Hooplah}

these raspberry lemonade cupcakes are such summery fun! {Giraffes Can Bake}

some damn fine looking strawberry shortcakes {Oh, Sweet Basil}

quite interested in the idea of these custard cookies {Lisa’s Lemony Kitchen}

and speaking of cookies, i’d very much enjoy one of these orange creamsicle cookies {Oh, Sweet Basil}

topped with a scoop of ice cream, this beautiful peach cobbler is the perfect summer dessert {Tikkido}

also good for summer? these pretty ginger peach popsicles! {Home & Plate}

continuing with the summer theme, it’s worth firing up the grill to make these fiery grilled shrimp {Cooking Glory}

i am always in the mood for dumplings {Heavenly Home Cooking}

who wants to invite me over for a shrimp boil? 😀 {Measuring Cups, Optional}

love the look of this homemade mocha coconut frappuccino {Simply Stacie}

also, this mocha shake! {Vanilla and Bean}

if you need a perfect appetizer to start your summer feast, i’d personally go for these mango lobster avocado toasts {Runway Chef}

yummy crispy parmesan potato deliciousness {Queen of My Kitchen}

this beautiful strawberry compote seems like the perfect way to enjoy summer year-round {Heavenly Home Cooking}

and these peach tarts with goat cheese and honey are the perfect way to enjoy summer now! {Home & Plate}

my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!

Weekly Wanderings {week 23}

We’ve had weird weather lately. Super stormy (for LA), then this crazy thick, warm fog unlike anything I’ve ever seen in LA.


I may be clumsy, but at least I have sushi bandaids which obviously make everything better.

Sushi bandaid

The best easy dinner.

Mashed sweet potato, bacon, egg

Summer tomatoes are my favoritest.


Fluffy blankets are a necessity, even in the middle of summer.


Tried a new restaurant. Not bad!

Fish sandwich

Most people want a summer filled with sun and sand… my summer’s more like Son and sandwiches. 😀

Son and sandwich

My latest obsession. It’s SO refreshing.

Pineapple juice

My mom knows us well… she went on vacation and brought back saltwater taffy in ALL sorts of weird flavors – like mango chile, chicken and waffles, maple bacon…

Saltwater taffy

Have a wonderful week!


Links I’ve loved lately:

I’m totally into the idea of complement club.


Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: Noshing With The Nolands}

a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

love the flavors of this {The Spiced Life}

totally into this ice cream {Worth Whisking}

these polenta fries look so delicious {Create Mindfully}

i’m all for decadent banana bread {Samantha’s Kitchen Table}

adore this strawberry shortcake {What Food I Made}

eating alll the corn on the cob this summer {Homemade Hooplah}

i’d enjoy the heck out of these strawberry nutella taquitos {Oh Sweet Basil}

this homemade blueberry soda is so perfect for summer {Tikkido}

beautiful blueberry pie {Noshing with the Nolands}

love the idea of these french toast cups {Simply Stacie}

intrigued by this chile chicken with grape beer sauce {The Devil Wears Parsley}

really want to try this garlic bread spaghetti {Kitchen Sanctuary}

i love interesting ice cream flavors, like this thai basil and lemongrass ice cream {The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen}

love this photo {The Hedgecombers}

my summer definitely needs more peaches and cream milkshakes {Domestically Blissful}

these muffins look so tasty {Oh Sweet Basil}

fluffernutter. macarons. WHAT. {A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures}

delicious-sounding vietnamese meatballs {Cooking Glory}

i’d love a slice of this matcha chia mochi cake {The Spiced Life}

definitely need to make these cashew chocolate turtles – son would love them! {Oh! Nuts}

can’t go wrong with fried cheesy things {The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen}

nutter butter icebox cake! all the yeses. {Worth Whisking}

bibimbap has totally been my jam this year {The Spiced Life}

my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!

The easiest mashed sweet potato dinner (or breakfast)

Mashed sweet potato, bacon, egg

These days, my dinner prep sounds something like this:

What can I make that’s super easy, takes as little time as possible, uses up whatever random ingredients I have laying around, and is hopefully a bit healthy?

Also, I would like to please not turn on the oven, because it’s summer and already quite warm to begin with.

Most days that either ends up being a sandwich, rice + some protein from the freezer + whatever veggies we have… or cereal.

Which brings me to last night’s dinner. So easy and satisfying, I just had to tell you about it, crappy iPhone photo and lack of a proper recipe be damned.

Just a few ingredients, super easy to make, and although the bacon takes a while to bake, it still counts as quick because I didn’t have to babysit it the entire time. Also, because bacon. Worth it.


Bacon. Preheat the oven (or, in my case, toaster oven) to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a couple of layers of aluminum foil, to make clean-up easy. Lay out the bacon strips so they’re not overlapping, cover loosely with another piece of foil (optional, but it helps prevent splatters), and bake for 30-40 min, flipping the bacon after 20 minutes. Check it at the 10- and 30-minute marks, to make sure it doesn’t burn. (It took me 40 minutes, but I was using a toaster oven, with convection heating, and had it covered in foil, so YMMV.)

Sweet potatoes. Wash, prick with a fork, microwave on high for 5-10 minutes. Let cool a bit, then scoop out flesh into a bowl and mash with a glug of heavy cream (that you just happened to have in your fridge because your mom had it leftover from making ice cream. the usual.). You could also mash it with butter or olive oil, either would work just as well.

Egg. Fry it in sesame oil (or butter or bacon fat or olive oil or…), over medium heat.

Put it all together, season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, (add your preferred hot sauce, if you’re like Son), and enjoy!


Easy-peasy. And delicious!

Weekly Wanderings {week 22}

Dog sitting! (Or rather, dogs sitting on me.)


I’m SO not a tiramisu person. But my little brother brought me back these tiramisus from Urth Cafe, and HOLY COW THEY ARE SO GOOD.


Rain in LA means it’s the perfect time for… tofu soup! Even if it is actually kind of warm and muggy outside.

Tofu soup

And did I mention… RAIN!!!


Yesterday’s leftovers turned into today’s dinner. Pretty darn genius, if I do say so myself. 😀

Leftover salmon crostini


Links I’ve loved lately:

This video about how fake plastic foods are made in Japan is REALLY cool. Watch it to the end – the cabbage BLEW. OUR. MINDS.

I kind of want one of these caravan offices. It would be kind of cool to be able to literally work from anywhere!