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One Lovely Blog Award!

One Lovely Blog Award!

Aggghhh guys I’m so excited! I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! I would like to thank Neat Habitat for nominating me, it’s truly an honor! I totally recommend that you stop by Neat Habitat. There’s everything from droolworthy recipes to health […]

I Like ’em Crunchy!

I Like ’em Crunchy!

Show of hands, who loves French Toast? French Toast is probably my favorite breakfast food. And biscuits. Ok, anything that’s bread and carbolicious. Yup we’ve just added another word to the Foodie Dictionary. Now French Toast is pretty simple right? You’ve got your eggs, bread, […]

Don’t Touch My Ramen!

Don’t Touch My Ramen!

Guys can we talk about ramen for a second? I’m not talking about Cup of Noodles or any of the other salt laden junk that we college students live on. Okaaay I love the salty junk! We all do! Ramen makes up like 40% of a college student’s diet. Buuut I think sometimes you need to treat yo self (Parks and Rec reference. Anyone?) and get the real deal. My favorite PSU spot to indulge in shall we say the finer ramen, is Tadashi. Tadashi is an adorable little Japanese restaurant. The atmosphere is very intimate; dimmed red lighting and seating for only about 20 people. The music…for some reason they’re always playing Big Sean and Lil Wayne. Don’t ask me, I’m just as confused as you are!

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Look at that feast!

Now, on to the food! I usually come here with my boyfriend and we always start out with the Gyoza. Gyoza is a pan fried dumpling, in this case filled with pork.

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Next we shared a Shrimp Tempura Roll.

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I loooove me some shrimp tempura!

 

We finished off our meal with 辛い味噌ラーメン (Spicy Miso Ramen).

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This ramen includes BBQ pork, bean sprouts, bamboo shoot, egg, onion & scallion. Yum! The cool thing is that unlike the other ramen choices on the menu, the soup is separate from the ramen itself (see first picture). Sooo that means that you get to pour the soup and all the goodies in yourself! I don’t know why I find this so fun. I’m easily amused.

The food never ever disappoints but for me, the star of the meal is definitely the ramen. The pork is cooked to perfection and that soup. Laaawd have mercy that soup! Spicy, pepperish, just absolutely tantalizing. I wish I was more versed in Japanese cuisine so that I could better explain the flavors but just trust me on this. The ramen was poppin’. And the aroma. Seriously, I just kinda stuck my face in my bowl and just inhaled all that ramen-y goodness. In a word, perfection.

Until next time food lovers!

It’s National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

It’s National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Happy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! In honor of the day I made…blueberry muffins. Yeahhh…it’s at least something with blueberry in it. Ok here’s the thing, I just finished making blueberry muffins and was randomly scrolling through Twitter and discovered that it’s what??? National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Geeze […]

Did Someone Say Brunch?

Did Someone Say Brunch?

Brunch is probably one of the greatest concepts known to man. I feel like it was made for people like me: people that don’t always feel like being real adults and occasionally start their day after 10 am…okaaay sometimes noon. And because Brunching (yeah I […]

My Scoop’s Bigger Than Yours…

My Scoop’s Bigger Than Yours…

Aggghhh who’s ready for Summer?! 🙂 I am! Me! This girl right here! It’s not feeling like Summer quite yet in Pennsylvania but I just can’t take it any longer. I’ve gotta break out the flip-flops. This is exactly why I need to go home guys. I belong in San Diego, I’m not about this east coast life! I basically live in flip flops and this weather is making me sad. (There was literally frozen rain tumbling from the skies yesterday, what’s up with that!?)

IMG_20160421_163933If you couldn’t already tell from the scream that I typed, I love Summer! Shorts, beaches, amusement parks, and ice cream! It’s not summer without a good ol’ ice cream cone! In celebration of the start of Summer, here we have a vanilla ice cream cone from the Berkey Creamery at my school, Penn State. Simple? Not so much. I mean look at the size of those scoops! You can barely see the cone! I don’t know about you, but that’s how I like my ice cream. Basically the Scoopers (is that their job title? Scooper? That would be awesome to put on my resume) slap on your standard double scoop. Pretty normal. And then they start packing scoops onto the sides! Is your mind not blown? And that’s how EVERY SINGLE cone is made. They all look like this. Um, can there be a law that every ice cream shop has to serve ice cream this way? 😛

The only rule here is that you can’t mix flavors. It’s said that in 1996, Bill Clinton managed to snag a cone with both Peachy Paterno AND Cherry Quist making him the only known person to have ever received a two-flavor cone. Sooo yeah guys, just don’t even ask.

But don’t worry, the flavors are fantastic! They have everything from your standard cookies and cream to Apple Cobbler Crunch to Bananas Foster! Fun Fact: Ben & Jerry are 1978 alumni of the Penn State Creamery correspondence course in ice cream-making. Yes, THE Ben & Jerry! Yeah I know, my school is kinda awesome.

What Summer treats are you guys looking forward to inhaling? Share below!

Until next time food lovers!

 

A Little Queijo in Rio!

A Little Queijo in Rio!

♫ Lemme take you to Rio Rio! ♫ But seriously can we go? Pleeeaseeee? Alright so we can’t actually go to Rio. (Sigh) I can dream. But how about bringing a little taste of Brazil into your home? Sound good? Today I present to you a fantastic […]

Coney Island Cravings

Coney Island Cravings

Ok so this isn’t from THE Coney Island (Random fact: I’ve never been to New York. Crazy right?). This cheese laden creation comes from Coney Island in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This little spot has been serving up hot fresh chili-cheesiness since 1926. What we have here […]

(Almost) Homemade Doughnuts.

(Almost) Homemade Doughnuts.

Hello fellow foodies! Time for another post about doughnuts! Quiz time. Which lovely doughnut shop did this little beauty came from?

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A) Krispy Kreme

B) Dunkin’ Donuts

C) None of the above

 

 

 

If you guessed C) ladies and gentlemen you are correct! Thanks for playing food fans! This delightful delicacy is homemade. Kinda. Would you believe me if I told you this doughnut was made from Pillsbury biscuit dough? Believe it baby!

Today we’ve got a quick and easy doughnut recipe that my friends and I came across on BuzzFeed.  If a couple of college kids can do it, anyone can!

If you’d like to watch the folks down at BuzzFeed make this tasty treat click here!

(Almost) Homemade Doughnuts

Canned Pillsbury biscuits (or your favorite canned biscuits!)

Vegetable oil

Separate biscuits and create a hole in the middle. In the BuzzFeed video it looks like they’re using a shot glass but you can use a champagne flute, any other small drinking glass or you could cut out the hole with a knife. Use what you’ve got! Once you’ve created your doughnut don’t throw away the little hole! How illogical did that sound? Wow. I just told you not to throw away a hole. But you guys know what I mean! We can use those to make doughnut holes! Moving on… put your oil in your pan and cook your doughnuts and holes on medium heat. Make sure you have enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. We’re doing some serious frying here people. Let your doughnuts cook until the underside is a nice golden-ish brown color and then flip and repeat. Easy right?

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Now for the glaze! BuzzFeed showed us how to make a basic glaze, a chocolate glaze, and a cinnamon sugar topping. We kept it simple and stuck with the cinnamon sugar and the basic glaze.

The cinnamon sugar topping is self explanatory. No surprises or crazy ingredients. If you’re feeling a little lazy you can actually purchase a bottle of cinnamon that’s already mixed with sugar. I believe McCormick has this mixture and you can pick it up at Walmart. Or you can do it yourself. I know I know, so complicated!

The glaze is actually pretty simple as well. BuzzFeed used:

2 cups of powdered sugar

4 tablespoons of milk

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Combine in a bowl using a mixer or a spoon

We actually didn’t follow the directions to the letter. We just kind of winged it with the sugar and milk and we didn’t use vanilla. So if you don’t have vanilla don’t worry, they’re still going to taste FANTASTIC!

This food hack earns my college-kid proof seal of approval!

Until next time food lovers!

¡Dulce Dulce!

¡Dulce Dulce!

I live for Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I’ve defended Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Anytime someone has tried to rant about how amazing Dunkin’ Donuts is, I’ve had to say, “Uhhh excuse me, Dunkin’s got nothin’ on Krispy Kreme.” They just taste lighter and yummier and just…I don’t know, they’re just […]