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Desert for July 4th Party?

For the pizza/pool party? Make a 13 x 9 pan of brownies, cut them small, and serve with ice cream.

Or, make homemade oreos cookies (no filling) or chocolate chip cookies, bring some nice ice cream, and let folks make their own ice cream sandwiches.

And chocolate covered pretzels or strawberries are always a hit : )

Jul 03, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Desert for July 4th Party?

The apple pie is awesome.

Desert for July 4th Party?

I was going to suggest the strawberries and sour cream and brown sugar as well! What a hoot.

Jul 03, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Watermelon Bread, does any SGV Taiwanese bakery have it?

"Alhambra to Rowland Heights is still like a good 30 minute drive. Even in holiday traffic."

That is true.

But as I am a home baker and enjoy working with yeast but also know how tricky it is - I will find a time to go and salute the watermelon bread : )

Jul 03, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Watermelon Bread, does any SGV Taiwanese bakery have it?

Oh sweet heaven. I was in Alhambra today, dang! I could have swooped right over.

Okay. A field trip for another day. Thank you!

Jul 03, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Watermelon Bread, does any SGV Taiwanese bakery have it?

Oh you.

It's not like we sit and crave JUST cuteness. But if and when it appears, if it is tasty as well? A pretty happy treat.

Jul 03, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Watermelon Bread, does any SGV Taiwanese bakery have it?

Oh my.

Clearly, I need this.

Adorableness in carbs!

Jul 03, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Best omakase under $50

Hey, Sushi Stop actually did well here. Relatively : )

Jul 02, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

Um, I always thought his brother was way better looking.

Not that I, as a married woman, looked.

Jul 01, 2015
happybaker in Food Media & News

Most underrated LA restaurants

Dang those sound good.

Generally we take the shuttle from the LA Zoo, but that's enough to tempt me to drive in, stock up and park nearby.

You've also inspired me to consider getting get Banh Mi from Saigon Bakery and bringing them to the bowl.

Wait - Porto's is right by our house. Say...

Most underrated LA restaurants

Really? They travel well? Hmmmmmm......

Jun 30, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Most underrated LA restaurants

I... I... I need all those sandwiches!

Most underrated LA restaurants

Really?

Huh.

Their happy hour does look WAY interesting....

Jun 28, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Armenian in Glendale

Agree.

I've had a few items there I would not order again, but the chicken with the garlic sauce? Killer.

Most underrated LA restaurants

Do you mean "Bashan"? In glendale?

Jun 26, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Most underrated LA restaurants

Their flannel cakes. Flannel cakes!

Best thing you've found at a 99ยข Only Store?

I just picked up some of those organic strawberries and in the next few days, am going to try making them into into sorbet with yogurt and honey. At $1 a pound, I can play!

Jun 25, 2015
happybaker in Chains
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Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

PGL -

May you find the decent DSLR (or micro 4/3) at the price you want - or better!

Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

Thank you for sharing your info!

Jun 25, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

barryc -

I was truly trying to understand, cuz I am not of the crowdsourcing generation. And maybe I am missing the boat on that! (As I said, I just kept trying and learning. The only other option at that time was to not try and I wasn't going to not try.) And I don't know heaps about CW, so I was asking.

But it has gotten a tad messier than I anticipated.

I'm thinking/hoping that's not all my fault. If you publicly ask folks for money, then it follows that folks can publicly discuss your asking.

Jun 25, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Armenian in Glendale

Oh! That looks great! Thanks!

Jun 25, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

Boys - behave!

Jun 25, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Armenian in Glendale

If you have the time while you are in Glendale, I'd also suggest going to Super King Market, on San Fernando. Such fun and with many armenian specialties. Go to the deli and buy cheese and sausages that look good to you and continue your adventure that way, as nibbles.

http://www.superkingmarkets.com

As a bonus, Super Kings prices are really great, so you can shop and play with very few worries.

A really unique treat to check out there is Basterma. I don't eat red meat anymore, so I haven't tried it, but it's very popular and one non-armenian gal I ran into LOVES it - and buys it to have with champagne every new year.

http://www.thearmeniankitchen.com/200...

Hope you have a great trip!

Jun 25, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

halvah in LA?

Where in LA?

Tons of places on Fairfax. All Jon's markets carry it, and so do SuperKing Markets.

Jun 24, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

Barryc, I really did not know if this was appropriate or not to ask about. But Chow is food and media, so, here I am.

For me? If I felt that passionately about something I would go and do it on my own, no matter what. I did, I have, and that's how I ended up in LA : )

But - maybe I don't know the whole story. Or maybe I don't know the ins and outs of crowd funding. The norms. Or how long she has wanted to do this. And frankly, she is not me, I am not her, so I can't really guess or understand her story on my own.

But making Chinese regional food understandable and accessible to those not there? Always good.

Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

Could be!

Jun 24, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

I did not see a thread on this so, I'll (gulp!) be the first.

What do you chow folks think of this? The comments on eater are not terribly supportive.

http://la.eater.com/2015/6/24/8840301...

Jun 24, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Dim Sum on Weekdays

I'm off to King Hua today : )

From past experience, if you arrive at noon or before, weekdays, you are dandy, no wait. 12:30, you could have a tiny bit of a wait. Maybe 5 minutes. Nothing like the weekends!

Jun 24, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

french pastry in Los angeles

Glad it was good!

But I am surprised that they are still there and, still open!

http://la.eater.com/2015/4/28/8509019...

Jun 23, 2015
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Jam Making? What Does "Calcium Water" Do, and Why?

kaleokahu -

I wondered about the precooking, if that would make the second step faster. Sounds like it did!

The plum jams (always black plum and then red plums if I can get them) are one of my favs. Tart yet sweet, really flavorful and something you can't commonly buy. It's a treat I am happy to make and share.

Jun 23, 2015
happybaker in Home Cooking