National Pretzel Day

And here come the pretzels!


I think pretzels are going to be a life-long food for me.  I loved them as a kid, I love them now, and I’m pretty sure when I’m an old lady with no teeth to chew – I’ll still love them.

Here are six of my favorite ways to eat them (other than straight up, in hummus, dipped in mustard, or slathered in chocolate):

(Clockwise from top left corner)

  1. Croissant-Form
  2. Broken into a Blizzard
  3. As a vehicle for Spicy Jam/Cream Cheese
  4. With Water Ice
  5. Sandwich Bread
  6. Cleaning out the end of a Peanut Butter Jar

I promise I’ll have that Peanut Butter Pretzel Muffin recipe for you soon…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Muffins

…in the meantime, here are six mouth-watering creations from blog friends, some I’ve had saved to my Pinterest board for years:

  1. Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits (Dessert for Two)
  2. Mini Pretzel Dogs (Joy the Baker)
  3. Blueberry Pretzel Clusters (Keep it Sweet)
  4. Dude Food Magic Bars (SugarHero)
  5. Pretzel Stout Pancakes (We Are Not Martha)
  6. Baked Pretzel Donuts (A Cozy Kitchen)

These pretzels are making me thirsty…


What’s New Pussycat

My mother has jumped on the Brother Orange bandwagon!  Here they are in NYC together, at my childhood stomping grounds.

Brother Orange

Super sad to have missed out on the fun, but I couldn’t just leave in the middle of my Dying to Kill shoot!  We finished filming on Friday…

Dying to Kill

…and I made these muffins for the cast/crew…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Muffins

…in honor of my leading man.  During rehearsal, we improvised a scene where we discussed Starbucks, peanut butter, chocolate, muffins, and salt.  I combined all those things into one muffin – the inspired recipe is coming soon!

Dwayne Perkins, my movie hubby #DyingtoKill

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Now I’m going to give one of my favorite film festivals some serious attention, then diving straight into filming Parachute Kids with Emily.  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated – almost $10,000!  If you still want to contribute (and get a Producer’s credit) it’s an amazing team to be a part of.

Look at this cast!

Parachute Kids

You can follow Dying to Kill and Parachute Kids on their Facebook Pages for more updates.

Caffe Concerto

Some time ago, Abe and I had a coffee/tea date with Phil and Joanna at Caffe Concerto in Koreatown…

Coffee and Tea

…I wasn’t planning to blog about it, but everything was so photo-worthy!

Caffe Concerto

Look at the iced tea (above) and the little candle that comes with the hot option (below)!

Caffe Concerto

Plus, the sophisticated sipper.
Tea They’ve got munchies too – similar to the Bottega Louie menu…
Portobello Fries

…Portobello Fries…

Portobello Fries

…and Macarons.


It’s not cheap, but we did feel pretty fancy.

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