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Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter Pots

Chocolate Peanut butter Pots

Makes 24 pots

This is an extremely simple recipe that everyone loves.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite peanut butter cookie dough
  • 24 small peanut butter cups (not the tiny ones but the individually wrapped ones)
  • Mini cupcake pan

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit

2. Butter the cupcake pan

3. Add one rounded teaspoon of cookie dough to each cupcake mold

4. Put (do not press) one unwrapped peanut butter cup on top of each dough filled cupcake mold

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the dough rises to the lip of each cupcake tin

6. Remove from heat and let cool

7. Serve warm

Note: This tasty treat goes great with vanilla bean ice cream or gelato.

Upcoming Holiday Events in San Diego

Jungle Bells at The San Diego Zoo

December 11th-23rd, 25th-31st, January 1st-2nd

“What kind of exotic animal gets its wings every time a jungle bell rings? Find out for yourself this month at the Jungle Bells celebration, when the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. You’ll find a nightly tree-lighting ceremony, bell ringers filling the air with music, and lighted animal figures dotting the grounds. Dr. Zoolittle has an interactive “Night before Christmas” show, and you can make some new friends during “Animal Magic for the Holidays” critter presentations. Munch holiday specialties, take a “Candy Cane Lane Magical Journey,” and experience even more seasonal cheer—Zoo style!”

For more information visit: sandiegozoo.org/junglebells/

Balboa Park’s December Nights

“Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 34th consecutive year on Friday, Dec. 2, 5-10pm, and Saturday, Dec. 3, noon-10pm. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.””

For more information visit: balboapark.org/decembernights/

San Diego Ballet: “The Nutcracker”

December 3rd, 4th, 17th, and 18th

“Leaping Cossacks! Flurries of Snowflakes! and a Legion of Rats! See them all swoop and soar across San Diego stages in America’s Favorite Holiday Event!”

For more information: sandiegoballet.org/season/the-nutcracker.htm

Open Doors La Jolla

November 20th from 11:30am to 3:00pm

The event is a “Taste & Tour of the Cultural Zone of La Jolla”. The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, The La Jolla Historical Society The La Jolla Museum of Art, The La Jolla Woman’s Club, Bishop’s School, The Cuvier Club, The La Jolla Presbyterian Church and St. James will all be participating.

The Bed and Breakfast will be providing tours along with a brief history of The Inn and it’s architect, Irving Gill, at 11:30am and 1pm followed by light refreshment and music in the garden. We will also be handing out samples of our gourmet granola and Jay’s biscotti.

La Jolla Light Recognizes The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla’s Gardens

“Kudos: The Bed & Breakfast Inn of La Jolla

The Light salutes The Bed & Breakfast Inn of La Jolla at 7753 Draper Ave. for adding to the blooms around the Village.” Click Here to read on

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup of pumpkin seeds (from about 2 medium pumpkin) rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Spread seeds on rimmed baking sheet.

3. Bake seeds until dry throughout, about 55 minutes.

4. Take seeds out of the oven.

5. Increase Over temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. In a large bowl toss seeds, butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon.

7. Spread mixture over baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.

* Note these savory sweet seeds make a great addition to granola, cereal, pumpkin frenchtoast, and many more favorite dishes.

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast

4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 3 tablespoons walnut pieces

Directions:

1. Preheat grill to medium and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Whisk eggs, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg until frothy.

3. Dip bread slices in mixture, coating both sides.

4. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side (until each is crisp and brown).

5. Serve with walnut immediately.

* Note to make it extra special serve with candied walnuts and fresh whipped cream.

New Look!

Every so often, in order to keep up with the times and the ever changing market and to keep the Inn and the Guest Rooms fresh, we begin the process of remodeling.  We recently finished doing so with the WindanSea Guest Room.  Pictures and video will be taken later this week and be available for viewing the middle of August or before.  We are also in the process of re-doing the Kate Sessions Guest Room. Photos and new video will also be forthcoming. Check back with us from time to time to see what else is “New” at the Inn. Look forward to you experiencing our new look up close and personal as our guest.

Fresh is Best

Our chefs believe in using only the very best and freshest produce from local growers and farmer’s markets so that your breakfast is not just good but exceptional. We hope to plan a few weeks this fall and winter where guest chefs will visit us for a week at a time. Not only will they serve up their signature dishes for breakfast but they will also share their recipes with us. Yummy! We will keep you posted. P.S. The sun is back after a week of rain, hail and believe it or not snow in San Diego! The surrounding mountains dusted in snow just made America’s most beautiful city even more remarkable and breathtaking. But you will have to hurry because it is melting fast.

Sunday Sunshine

Today was an absolutely georgeous day in sunny La Jolla.  T he local seals were not the only ones basking in the sunshine.  Many of the  local residents  and tourists fortunate enough to be visiting this weekend were spending most of their time outdoors.  Hang gliding off the sheer cliffs at Torrey Pines, walking the beach, exploring the tide pools, sunbathing and surfing,  playing golf and tennis, or just chilling out. This is even better than summer with extremely warm temperatures and sun filled days minus the crowds. We are so lucky to live in this jewel by the sea.

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