Fruit Leather

I love making homemade fruit leather. It’s a healthy snack, a great way to use up a lot of fruit, and it makes nice gifts too. It’s so simple to make and your homemade version doesn’t need to have preservatives and other additives. (...)Read the rest of Fruit Leather © Kirbie for Kirbie's Cravings | A San Diego food blog, 2014 ....more

Din Tai Fung Costa Mesa

Din Tai Fung recently opened a new branch inside the high-end shopping mall South Coast Plaza, located in Costa Mesa. I was initially concerned about how this new one would be because I wasn’t a fan of the Glendale one, also located in a high-end shopping plaza and catering to a more American audience. But after hearing some good reviews for this one, we stopped in to check it out ....more

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

This easy sweet and sour chicken is made healthier by baking the chicken rather than frying it. The chicken maintains its crispy exterior and is absolutely delicious. Plus, you can make the dish in about 30 minutes ....more

Avocado Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

This creamy, single serving avocado macaroni and cheese is made with a microwave and in a mug. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes, for a nice warm meal. The current weather has left me feeling conflicted ....more

Lindt Hello Collection

Lindt, one of my favorite chocolate companies,...more

Beijing City

Beijing City, owned by the former owners of Spicy City, recently opened. After reading about it on Faye’s blog, I had a sudden wave of nostalgia and wanted to visit. Sure enough, when we entered, I immediately recognized the familiar faces of the owner and one of the waitresses ....more

Cauliflower Tots

These crispy homemade tots are so flavorful, you won’t miss the potato. The cauliflower texture is so similar to the potato, some might even be fooled into thinking these are regular tater tots. My cauliflower obsession continues ....more

Chicken Charlie’s FryBQ

Chicken Charlie’s, the popular Southern California Fair...more

Matcha Green Tea Mochi Cookies

These matcha green tea cookies are crispy and chewy, with pieces of mochi sprinkled throughout. As you know, I love mochi. I especially like it when they are bite-sized and multi-colored ....more

Weekend Things

1. My obsession with cute Korean cosmetics continues. I previously showed you some of the Tonymoly items I bought ....more