Hello Kitty cookies

I bought this box of Betty Crocker at least more than 6 months ago, never opened it or used it. Finally, the other day I opened the box and took out ingredients and made the cookie batch. Sometimes, I don’t understand directions. I get confused by teaspoon and tablespoon. The batch was dry and not mixing well. I added more vegetable oil and water to it and it became very sticky. That’s how I knew it was ready.

I made 16 cookies. Oh did I forget? It came with edible stickers. I put them on before they went into the oven. They cooked beautifully. They tasted like strawberries. I’m not too sure if I would buy this again. Have you seen this in markets?

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A visit inside Milk Jar Cookies

From the previous post, I had gone inside a super cute café which has a tea party inspired décor. Their main sell is cookies. They also have ice cream as a menu item. They serve coffee and hot tea, hot cocoa, quart bottles of milk and lemonade. Below are two collages I made. The first post is of the many flavors of cookies they had in store. Plus, they make them fresh there, their back part of the store was like a mini bakery. The fun thing I liked was that we were sitting next to the merchandise. They had hats and shirts there, with their logo on it.

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Each display case with cookies had a little tag telling customers what they were looking at. On the first row on top was cinnamon sugar, mint chocolate and oatmeal chocolate chip. The lower row has rocky road, gluten free chocolate chip, and gluten free lemon sugar. The right hand side has oatmeal raisin, banana spilt, and lemon blueberry.

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In the top left corner of this collage, it was my order with my friend. Our order was a banana spilt and mint chocolate. The banana spilt ingredient’s are complete with banana dough, butterscotch, chocolate, walnuts, and topped with fresh strawberries. The mint chocolate ingredient’s are Andes mints wrapped in chocolate dough. The iced mocha was a bit watered down with the included ice but my friend like the drink more than I did.

The feature image was taken by me using my phone. The image is a picture of a picture. I took a picture with my phone of my camera on the table of our dessert. They had old tables and chair inside, like a dessert bar going back to the past. It was one of the prettiest café I have been to. Have you been here before? It’s in Los Angeles. It’s address is 5466 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036. Their website is: Milk Jar Cookies website


Voodoo Doughnuts

I had the greatest pleasure going to the Voodoo Doughnuts! This location is below the food court of the Universal Citywalk, across from the guitar. It will become a popular attraction since I believe most of their other locations are not in California but elsewhere.

Below is the first collage of the interior which to me was the best ever. I didn’t have enough money to buy any merchandise. I would have wanted to buy a t-shirt. I did end up taking a lot of pictures of the interior as well as the selection of the donuts. They had cups, car stickers, travel bottles, a large coffin box that could have over 3 dozen donuts inside, coffee, art, and so much more.

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The doughnuts was so good! Although the cereal did taste a little stale, the donut itself was delicious. They had a big variety and if you can’t decide what to choose; you have the option to let them choose the doughnuts for you! In this 2nd collage, I love the box they put the doughnuts in. They even have their own coffee Stumptown brand inside.

Have you had the chance to visit this place? The prices vary per what doughnut you prefer or want. Enjoy this post!

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Baking brownies

A few days ago, I baked some triple chocolate chip brownies. Since I’ve been busy with school, I haven’t had the chance to be in the kitchen to bake. This batch of brownies can be bought at Costco. In a box, there are six batches.

To bake these brownies; you need this batch (to make one or more brownie mix), 1-2 eggs, vegetable oil, and water. For the amount of brownies that I made which were supposed to come out to be 48 count, I had used 2 eggs, 2/3 water, 2/3 vegetable oil, and two Ghirardelli triple chocolate chip brownie batches twice in 2 separate bowls.

In the collage below, The top row kind of shows the cooking process if you follow the arrows. First, I put the brownie mix in a metal bowl. I poured in the water, then added the 2 eggs. Lastly, I added the vegetable oil. I used a measuring cup for the water and oil. I mixed all of it plenty. For this recipe, you need to mix it all so you don’t see any more batter but not too much because the brownies have chocolate chips.

When I poured the brownie mix into a pan (on the right side of the collage) & (follow the arrows), I poured all of it out and made sure it spread out to all four corners. I baked each pan of brownies for 55 to 60 minutes. The smell of chocolate brownies wafted through my house while it was cooking. The end results of my baking is below in the lower left and lower right corners.

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Tea Master -Matcha Café & Green Tea Shop

Tea Master -Matcha Café & Green Tea shop in Little Tokyo is an awesome place I just found out about through the good reviews my friends informed me of. It’s located in the small strip mall inside of Honda Plaza.

Inside Tea Master, the place is filled with tea related products like tea cups, tea pots, different types of packaged tea, tea bowls and whisk sets, chopsticks, and the thin wooden stick used to put the tea inside the pot. On the menu, they sell green tea and cold green tea for $2.50. Also, they sell matcha green tea (hot/cold) $4 and a matcha latte for $4.50. They even have a smoothie of the day; flavors varying from amazake, mochi mugi, and matcha.


My friends asked and bought the matcha ice cream for $3.75. The ice cream has matcha poured on top of it. Below is the collage I made; the shots are all different. The 1st shot was taken with my camera. The 2nd shot was taken with my phone. I had my friend remove her jacket from the background to get a clear shot and focus more on the ice cream. The last shot was taken by my friend. We thought of an awesome idea to take a picture of the Tea Master’s card with the ice cream to promote it to our friends and others who may not know of this place.

The address to Tea Master is 450 E 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.



Fugetsu-do confectionary

Located in Little Tokyo is a family owned mochi confectionary store called Fugetsu-do.

Of all my many years of going to Little Tokyo, I have not gone into this mochi shop before. Then again, I haven’t had the chance to try mochi at all yet. In the store window, they said they were selling sakura mochi. It felt like my friends and I were in a Japanese manga and we were going to get that chance to try sakura mochi. Sakura mochi is a Japanese dessert that is pink, just like the sakura (cherry blossom flowers) and is made of sweet glutinous rice and filled with a sweet red bean paste. It is wrapped in a pickled sakura leaf which is edible. Inside the store, the mochi was available in white and red bean. My friends opted for white bean. I passed on this opportunity to try it but the next time, I think I’ll try it.

The photos I took of the sakura mochi is top row and bottom row labelled below.

Also, I took some pictures of the other types of mochi they had in store, I’m not well versed in Japanese so I don’t really know most of the flavors they had. Not pictured, I saw in the display cases they were selling rice crackers and candies.

The address is 315 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Check it out!


Hello Kitty Café truck

I am really late about posting this. The event happened about 2 weeks ago. 2/11/17

Has anyone heard of the Hello Kitty Pop up Café in Irvine?

From last month to this month, Hello Kitty Café has been doing (what I think) as a promotional tour. Since going to Irvine is too far and the fact that I don’t drive yet and still currently take the bus to go wherever I need to go, this was the next best thing.

I had missed my chance to buy something from the truck a month ago when the event was held outside of the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. This time, it was held outside of the Glendale Galleria sign across the way from Americana Way mall.

Thankfully, when I arrived the truck was not crowded at all! I assumed since plenty of people love Hello Kitty, it would be packed with people. However, it was not and I was able to purchase the Hello Kitty 3pc cookie set $12, the Hello Kitty 3pc donut set $10, and Hello Kitty Bow water $3, totaling out to be $25. I received a free small Hello Kitty pink bag. I was so happy and so glad I made it out to Glendale to this event. Several families were there and buying some of the merchandise they had on hand like T-shirts and mugs. The van was really pretty and I took several pictures. Plus, the treats tasted really delicious. The donuts had little frosting bows. The cookies were everything I had imagined they’d look like. The water bottle was pretty cute.

All in all, it was the perfect experience and totally awesome to get the chance to taste some of the confections of Hello Kitty Café. The café location in Irvine has more food selection, more variety than the trucks have and I have heard they sell coffee and lemonade via their Yelp page and according to other people’s reviews. I do hope I get that chance to go to Irvine soon.