Croissant Upgrade: Make-at-Home Almond Croissants

I have a weakness for croissants: plain croissants, chocolate croissants, ham and cheese croissants and croissants stuffed with gelato. My favorite above all are almond croissants. At bakeries and coffee shops, almond croissants are slightly more than your plain variety but I recently discovered that you can make them at home! Correction on making it... Continue Reading →

Skip the New Cheeseburger at Costco

If you’re a frequent Costco visitor like me, you probably noticed the slew of new menu items slowly unveiled this year. It was so significant that the members-only warehouse made news this summer ditching old items like Polish hot dogs to make room for its so-called healthier options. Gone are the chocolate frozen yogurt and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

I’ve been pretty lucky as a food blogger. Since launching My Burning Kitchen in 2005 as a place online to document my journeys and thoughts, one of the best things was meeting Anthony Bourdain. It resonates even more now that he's gone. I won’t go on about how he changed the way we talked about... Continue Reading →

Trader Joe’s Podcast and Trader Joe’s Overseas

Part of my daily 45+ minute walk with Doctor is listening to a podcast. It’s something that makes the time go faster while being entertained and/or educated. Podcasts in my rotation include Radiolab, NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, The Splendid Table, The Sporkful, Nerd for a Living, Forever 35, BJ Shea’s Geek Nation and just recently... Continue Reading →

2017 Travels: Phoenix

Media tours are a funny thing. I’ve been on a few over the years like San Felipe, Montreal, Hawaii and Montana, it has never been a vacation for me. For one, with the exception of Mexico, I can never bring a guest. And two, everyone on the tour is on a strict schedule. There’s almost... Continue Reading →

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