Saturdays have become my favorite day to try out new recipes and creations. You can pop open a bottle of champagne, hop on pinterest and pick out something fun, then spend the day figuring it out! One of my go-to sources for recipe inspiration is Emily Schuman’s Cupcakes & Cashmere blog. Her photos are absolutely gorgeous and she always makes her posts fun and exciting to read. So on the menu this weekend is her super cute rendition of Two Bite Ice Cream Sandwiches!
What you’ll Need:
1 – 3 of your favorite ice cream flavors
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
I prefer to bake my own cookies (this Martha Stuart Recipe is killer) but there’s no shame in running to the store and picking up a tube of Tollhouse dough. Assembling these little beauties is pretty self explanatory but for more info just hop on over to Emilys blog!
(images via Cupcakes & Cashmere)
Happy Friday guys! After another whirlwind week I managed to find a few little bits of inspiration to kick off the weekend with. So here we go! As you all know I’m slightly obsessed with curated kitchen goods, so this California cutting board definitely jumped out at me. I had a weekend of terrible (by that I mean wonderful) weekend of eating out, so this Salmon and Chickpea salad really got me back on track this week. I’m also preparing for a little Labor Day soiree and this Rosemary Cashews & Cheese Plates post was the perfect thing to get me started! I’ve also got a great post on the way featuring some new dishes from my favorite local gem, Honey Salt. Check it all out below!
California Cutting Board // AHeirloom
Salmon and Chickpea Salad // Not Without Salt
Dinner Date // Honey Salt, Las Vegas
Rosemary Cashews & Cheese Plates // Evite Eats
Looking for more? As always you can find all my daily inspiration on the Avec Mallory Pinterest & WeHeartIt pages. I hope you all have a wonderful three day weekend and make sure to snack on something yummy! Plus stay tuned for an exciting Two Bite Ice Cream Cookie recipe coming up tomorrow and a fun recap of my latest date night at Honey Salt here in Las Vegas.
3 day weekends always make me think of the years I spent living in San Francisco and all the trips I took down to Half Moon Bay. Being a born and bread New Englander, Sam’s Chowder House was always our first stop on one of these adventures. It’s this cute little restaurant stuck right on the bay and has won numerous awards including “Top Three Outdoor Dining Spots in the Bay Area” by San Francisco Magazine, and Sante Magazine’s Service Hospitality Award. It was also featured on NBC-TV’s The TODAY Show for Sam’s famous Lobster Rolls, selected by the Food Editor as one of the five “Best Sandwiches in America”. And let me tell you, they weren’t kidding! Even on a gloomy day Sam’s is a great place to hangout and relax. They’ve got big fire pits and the spiciest Bloody Mary’s you’ve ever tasted. Here are a few must-try dishes:
Sam’s Lobster Roll - Delicious Maine lobster lightly tossed with butter on a toasted specialty bun, potato chips and coleslaw
Jumbo Prawns Stuffed - With Dungeness crab and wrapped in smoked bacon with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, daylight farms Italian chard and a creamy horseradish sauce.
Sam’s Albacore Tuna Melt - Olive oil poached albacore tuna sandwich with cheddar cheese; served with a fuji apple, toasted almond and field greens (pictured)
Like I said, no matter what time of year or what kind of weather you’re dealing with, Sam’s is the way to go. There are some great beaches in this area and it’s so fun to just pack up for the day and do the scenic drive. If you happen to be in the Bay Area anytime soon, make sure you also lookout for Sam’s Chowdermobile – their rocking on the go food truck!
Last weekend I headed out to LA for the day to visit my dad and some family friends. After that 4 hour drive through the desert there was only one thing on my mind when I pulled into Sherman Oaks on Saturday afternoon…. food! We headed down the street to our favorite spot Crave Cafe, only to find about 45 people in line (thanks Lucy Hale). Luckily we discovered Robbie Macs right next door and would up with some really amazing salads.
Arugula Salad – arugula leaves, shaved parmesan, avocado and pine nuts tossed in a citrus vinaigrette.
Health Nut Salad – baby mix lettuce, caramelized pecan, feta cheese, Fuji apples, dried cranberry, cucumber, tomatoes tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette.
We may have also snacked on some phenomenal garlic cheesy knots, but I’ll never tell. Next time you find yourself in the need for some fresh veggies and the line at Crave is out of control, don’t forget to stop by next door!
Only being in LA for one day/night, we had to make it count. After a small lunch at Robbie Macs, we ventured down to Beverly Hills for some sight seeing and shopping. Then off a recommendation from a friend, we wrapped up the evening at e baldi for an incredible Northern Italian dinner. I don’t know if it was all the walking or that Cali heat, but we ate so fast I didn’t even have time to snap a picture of half the dishes!
Burrata with basil pesto and roasted tomatoes
Sweet corn agnolotti, mascarpone, truffle butter (pictured)
Spinach and ricotta gnudi, butter emulsion (pictured)
Pan fried dover sole al limone (pictured)
Breaded lamb chops alla Milanese (pictured)
Butterscotch rum pudding, salted caramel
We also enjoyed two different years of the Bricco Rocche Barolo (2005 and 2008) which ended up being one of the best wines I’ve ever tasted. For being such a trendy place in Beverly Hills our wait was not long and the service was excellent. It was a little pricey in the end, but definitely worth it for the fast service and really great flavors. The sole was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had and the cherry pie at the end was such a delight! I’ll definitely have to drop by again at some point!