Friday, February 28, 2014


I'll just come right out and say it - I've been a terrible blogger lately. I haven't even really posted any new content in over two months. People are still finding the site every day, though, usually through older recipe posts that have been featured elsewhere (except weirdly enough I've had thousands of hits this week from who knows where on a post from October about no-sew paper bunting). But anyway, because I know people are still finding me here, I would feel a little weird if I just ... stopped posting. I have to at least SAY something about it. Whenever I stumble across a blog post that I really like through Tastespotting or Pinterest or wherever, the first thing I usually do is go to the "home" page of the blog and see what the current posts are like. If you're like me and that's how you got here - hi!

And bye. 

For a multitude of reasons, I've decided to give up Sundae Brunch for the foreseeable future. It's kind of a bummer, but it's the right decision for now. 

Before you go, you can check out a few of my favorite recipes here, like this super easy homemade kimchi, these amazingly good chicken tikka tacos, or this creamy and decadent peanut butter & biscoff pie. And I know I didn't include this in the "popular posts" section (because I didn't like the photos), but my take on Colombian-style hot dogs is actually the most visited post on this site by far. That photo up there is brown rice fried rice (fried brown rice?), and if you need a perfect method for brown rice I suggest checking out Alton Brown's.

And, on the off chance that you haven't heard of these guys yet and you're looking for some new reads, here's a list of my favorite blogs and websites: 

The Pioneer Woman 
A Hamburger Today
The Burger Beast
Joy The Baker
Half Baked Harvest
Simple Comfort Food
How Sweet It Is
A Beautiful Mess
Elise Joy
I Am A Food Blog
My Name Is Yeh
Lady and Pups
Floridian Weddings

They're the ones I read every single day that I open up the internet with some free time. I definitely have varying degrees of affection for them, but for one reason or another they've all made it into my bookmarks folder.

So, that's it. Thanks for following along this past year. It was a lot of fun, I learned a lot, and I really enjoyed it.

P.S. I'm definitely giving up the blog's Twitter and Facebook, too, since I wasn't really into using those services anyway. You can still follow me on Pinterest and Instagram, but my Instagram account is now Cristina_Carrera.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Truffled Cheesesteak Empanadas.

If you're down on truffle oil, this recipe isn't going to be for you. I know it's a little controversial for people sometimes. But me? I love it. These empanadas start with store bought dough and get filled with thinly sliced ribeye, sautéed onions, mushrooms, and peppers, a generous dose of white truffle oil, and a mixture of provolone, white cheddar, AND mozzarella. You'd think with THREE cheeses oozing out I'd be able to get an awesome photo of the insides of these delicious empanadas, but you'd be wrong. That's my only regret with this post, which is up now on Best Friends For Frosting. Click here to read it! There's also a recipe for homemade aioli, which I really like for dipping these into. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Whole Wheat Winter Pizza.

Brussels sprouts! They've definitely become one of my new favorite vegetables. I've always loved vegetables, but I never remember having Brussels sprouts when I was younger. I remember mostly just having broccoli and cauliflower. Anyway, my favorite way to enjoy Brussels sprouts is simple - halved and roasted with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and lemon juice or vinegar. A little bacon never hurts, either. 

Sometimes, though, you just need pizza. Nine times out of ten I'll order pepperoni, but it's so much fun to experiment with different toppings at home. This pizza is covered in diced pancetta, crumbled goat cheese, sweet sliced Fuji apples, and, of course, Brussels sprouts. It's an amazingly good combination of flavors. You can get the recipe here on Best Friends For Frosting.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Anniversary Weekend!

Just an excuse to post more of my wedding pictures, because I'm still not over them. My mom really went above and beyond to put on the perfect wedding for us, and I think the photos really capture our excitement. It was the most beautiful day ever.

Next week I plan to share a few recipes inspired by our honeymoon in Hawaii. Hope you all have a great Valentine's Day weekend!

All photos by Michelle of Minerva Photography