Cookie Brownie

I had a tub of cookie dough and a box of No Pudge Brownies...

Mmmmm... Doughnut.

To celebrate the beautiful weekend we had, I decided to finally make use of the doughnut supplies I bought from Sur La Table. Though I have to admit that the baked doughnuts weren't as good as the real thing, these little guys definitely satisfied the sweet tooth!

Taco Tuesday

I realized I have been seriously lagging on the food posts, so my husband and I decided to cook all weekend and if all goes to plan, we'll be continuing the homemade meals throughout the week. On Saturday, we decided to make some yummy fish tacos. We went to Santa Monica Seafood to pick up some fishies and made some seriously amazing tacos!

My adorable new measuring cups! Thanks Laurie!


Wasabi Aioli
♥ one egg yolk
♥ 1/8 tsp sugar
♥ 1 garlic clove
♥ 2 tsp lemon juice
♥ 3/4 - 1 cup Grapeseed Oil
♥ salt and pepper to taste
♥ wasabi paste to taste
♥ 1 tsp soy sauce

♥ this was seriously the most painful recipe I've ever made. Making your own aioli can be really finicky, and I had to make two batches before I could finally do a taste test without grimacing. After a failed attempt on my own, I pretty much just followed this video and it worked out fine. This wasabi aioli was awesome on the fish tacos!

Breaded Sturgeon Tacos (makes roughly 2-3 tacos)
♥ Panko Bread crumbs
♥ garlic and herbs salt
♥1/2 pound sturgeon cut into strips
♥ grapeseed oil or cooking spray

♥ pour panko crumbs into a baking dish or bowl. Mix in the salt and herbs to the crumbs, then add the sturgeon and cover each piece with the panko mixture. Add grapeseed oil to a frying pan or cover with cooking spray and cook the sturgeon about 3 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the fish.

Teriyaki Salmon Tacos (makes roughly 2-3 tacos)
♥ Soy Vay Island Teriyaki Sauce
♥ 1/2 pound fresh coho salmon cut into strips

♥ pour teriyaki sauce into a dish or bowl and marinate the salmon for at least 5 minutes. Cook salmon in a pan for about three minutes each side.

Garnishes for the Tacos (this is up to you, be creative)
♥ chopped tomatoes
♥ chopped fresh onions
♥ sauteed onions
♥ chopped dill
♥ chopped shiso
♥ hot sauce
♥ corn tortillas

Handbags & Handrolls at Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails

A couple weekends ago, my husband and I went to check out the Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails snowboard comp in Bear Mountain. The hubster is an athlete agent and one of his riders was competing, and did very well I might add! It always seems so bizarre to me to have a snowboard comp in hot weather, 80+ degrees in this case. It was a fun event, made even cheerier by the great friends that were there with us. And it also helped that we hopped over to Oktoberfest afterwards to cap off the night! Here are a few photos from the rail jam.

Not Just For The Bride

While I'm on the topic of wedding dress designers, here are two of my other absolute favorites (Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang) who also debuted their Spring 2011 Ready to Wear collections at New York Fashion Week. Yes please!

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Jenny Jenny Jenny!

Jenny Packham is one of my absolute favorite wedding dress designers! Her bridal collections never fail to impress. And her latest Ready to Wear Spring 2011 runway show at New York Fashion Week made me love her even more! I seriously seriously wish I had the $$$ to buy one of these gorgeous ensembles or the occasion to wear it!

The Funny Zone

While I was on the search for a funny birthday present for my husband, I came across these cuties! I don't know if he'd like them, but I sure do!

"Pac-Man Oven Mitt"

"Savannah Story Bust, Rhino"

"Circus Waffle Maker"

imm Living "Totem Cup Set"

"Matryoshka Tea For Two Set"

"Donut Handle Mug"