SNACK TREK: Where in the World Have I Been?

Would you believe Budapest? I was there for two weeks in March for work, and it sort of threw a wrench into my blogging. Well, a bunch of stuff threw a wrench into my blogging, but whatever — I’m back. And I want to share some food pics with you, obvs. (Click on any pic to see it bigger.) Pretty much all of the Hungarian … Continue reading SNACK TREK: Where in the World Have I Been?

Guest Writer: Dana’s Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

I woke up this morning to a text from my sister, Dana, announcing that she had a guest post for me. With no further ado… Fresh-Baked Guest Post Hello everyone! This is Dana, Elysse’s younger (but not youngest) sister. All my favorite things about the holiday season revolve around sugar.  My sweet tooth is slightly larger than the average person’s (refer to the photo below), … Continue reading Guest Writer: Dana’s Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Snack Trek: CANDY CANE LANE (Old Towne Orange)

For once, here’s a food-related trek that didn’t involve any edible food. Last night we drove up and down Pine Street in Old Towne Orange, which has been renamed Candy Cane Lane for the holidays. Every single house on the street is decorated with personalized gingerbread men, and the trees along the sidewalks are strung with lights to look like candy canes. It’s a great … Continue reading Snack Trek: CANDY CANE LANE (Old Towne Orange)

Saturday Night Cookie Surprise: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip (+ Recipe)

Yesterday I hung out with my friend Allison, who is is in town from Switzerland. I watched her whip up a whole bunch of amazing food from scratch– that post will be up soon, I hope. After I returned to my abode, she chatted me on Facebook: “Can we come and drop off some pumpkin- chocolate chip cookies for you and your family?” Can you … Continue reading Saturday Night Cookie Surprise: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip (+ Recipe)

Autumn Cookie Look-y (Alcove) & Rainy Day Soup (Art’s Deli)

Yesterday post-improv graduation show (on to level 3… if I pass), post-lunch at Art’s Deli, I went with my parents to the Alcove in Los Feliz. Last time we went there, we saw adorable sea creature cookies. I think that was in August. As you can see, the cookies appear to be seasonal, because yesterday they had a SCARECROW cookie. You may recall that I … Continue reading Autumn Cookie Look-y (Alcove) & Rainy Day Soup (Art’s Deli)