I am ALL about desserts (one would hope that one who works at a bakery has a sweet tooth) – cookies, brownies, candy, chocolate dipped anything, you name it. I am always on the hunt for the new dessert craze.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse – San Francisco
My friends and I ventured to San Francisco to stop by Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. We heard lots of great things about this bakery, and of course looked at all their mouth-watering pictures on Instagram (seriously, check out their Instagram, here). They offer a bunch of sweet treats – cream filled donuts, chocolate croissants, cheese danishes, etc. What they are really known for and what causes a line to swing around the building is their “Cruffin” – a cross between a Croissant and a Muffin. Once we saw the photos, we knew we had to try them. We followed the advice of Yelpers and arrived at the bakery at 9 AM. We anticipated the long line, so we patiently waited for our turn to select our treats.
We waited about 20 minutes in line before making it to the counter. Alas! A plethora of sweet treats. We strictly went for the Cruffins, but there were other treats that certainly caught our attention, like the churro flavored croissants and strawberry cream filled donuts. We made our selections and watched in awe (think heart-eyed emoji) as the employee carefully packaged our treats and handed us our box.
Meet the Cruffins
The Cruffins (think muffin shaped croissant with cream filling and sprinkled with sugar) were absolutely delicious! We ate them quickly and tried our other delights as well. My sweet tooth was VERY pleased! Here are a few pictures courtesy of their website (you can visit their website here).
Will you follow the road?
If you’re into the dessert craze, I suggest stopping by Mr. Holmes Bakehouse! Take a look at their Instagram and definitely do some Yelp research before heading there for tips on parking, best time to go, and fan favorites. I promise you will not be disappointed! Off to research my next dessert adventure!
June is here, and you know what that means, wedding and graduation season is upon us!
We’re here to help sweeten up your special day
During this time of year, Pacific Cookie Company receives oodles of orders from excited parents and soon to be newlyweds in anticipation of their special occasions. We could not be more thrilled to help make those life events a little sweeter! During these special occasions, we understand that there are many tasks to take care of — from sending out invitations, making reservations, gathering long distance relatives, finding that special something to wear, ahhh, it all adds up! However, with the fresh smell of our carefully crafted cookies in the air, it is easy to turn that Bridezilla into a smooth chilla’ or that Ga-Ga Grad into a Diplomatic Darlin’.
Choose from our delicious varieties
Don’t you worry about pleasing everyone’s sweet tooth. We have 13 amazing flavors to choose from! Do you have a lot of friends and family? Why not try a little of each? The bouquet won’t be the only thing guests will be fighting over. Our cookies add flare to any dessert table! Any chocolate enthusiasts attending the festivities? Chocolate lovers beware, Dr. Midnight will cure that sweet tooth! Want something a little traditional? Try our Snickerdoodle or Oatmeal Raisin. Want to shake things up a bit? Take our Mint Condition (with GREEN mint-chips) for a spin! Whether they are walking down the aisle to “Pomp and Circumstance” or “Here Comes the Bride” we’d love to wish them all a big Congratulations on this next chapter in their lives and thank them for including us on their special day! Cheers!
Boy, there sure is a National Holiday for everything nowadays, right?! Well, today is no different! May 16th has been deemed National Mimosa Day! Mimosas are the epitome of a simple cocktail – equal parts of champagne and orange juice. They are essential for a Sunday brunch gathering.
Introducing: The Mimosa Bar
My family is big on dessert bars – brownies, cupcakes, cake pops and COOKIES of course (lots of Dr. Midnight fans in my household). With Mother’s Day coming up, my sister and I wanted to switch things up. We scaled down on our dessert bar (cake pops and cookies “only”), and introduced our very own Mimosa Bar!
With a couple bottles of champagne and orange juice, we set up our bar for our guests to create their very own mimosa! For garnish, we included an array ofDriscoll’s berries (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries). Our Mimosa + Dessert bar was a hit! I paired my mimosa with a Lemon Drop cookie, while my Mom paired hers with Oatmeal Raisin (the only cookie she says is justifiable to eat for breakfast).
Create your own Mimosa Bar!
While easy to make, mimosas are always open to interpretation. Not a fan of orange juice? No problem! You can really substitute with any juice you’d like! I suggest mango or cranberry juice. As far as champagne, you can use whichever bubbles that quench your thirst. I suggest stopping by a local winery and tasting their champagne! I love Kirigin Cellars and their champagne is fabulous! Perhaps you’re not a fan champagne? Many restaurants are now putting their own spin on the classic mimosa by substituting champagne for BEER! Try making one at home with equal parts beer and orange juice (light beer works best).
Next time you’re hosting brunch, give a Mimosa + Dessert bar a try! Paired with the right treats, mimosas are a sure way to get the party started. Can we cheers to that?!