Wallflower Weekly Finds, 154

This week has been such an eventful week. First, it was Valentine’s Day, and then it was Lunar New Year. So many things happening all in one week. Which means plenty of chocolates and sweets to celebrate both holidays.

Valentine's Day Macaron

As you can probably already tell, I was obsessed with the macarons from Ketsourine Macarons. And I can’t help but post one more photo before moving on. lol.

Have a great weekend!

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Blood Orange Vodka Soda

Freshly squeezed blood orange juice mixed with vodka then topped with sparkling soda and crushed ice. This blood orange vodka soda is simple and the perfect drink for celebrating.

Blood Orange Vodka Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve!

I’m a little early, but I thought we could celebrate Valentine’s Day with this bright and festive cocktail infused with my favorite winter citrus: blood oranges.

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Bacon Mushroom Quiche

Quiche filled with roasted mushrooms and bacon in every single bite. This bacon mushroom quiche is one of my favorites for breakfast.

Bacon Mushroom Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

Have you been watching the Olympics? I’ve been so obsessed with it! I’m not really into sports most of the time, but when it comes to the Olympics, I’m pretty much tuning in every chance I get. Especially when it comes to figure skating since I love watching the ice dance. But it’s just fun watching a little of everything and just seeing how all these countries come together to compete. Plus, I got super excited because blogger Tieghan Gerald from Half Baked Harvest whose recipes I love has a younger brother who competed in the Olympics and won the first gold for the US.

Bacon Mushroom Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Anyways, while I’m busy watching the Olympics, I wanted to share with you this quiche! That way you can enjoy it for breakfast or brunch (or both, if you can wake up early enough)!

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Happy Friday!

Oh my gosh. I’m obsessed with this Valentine’s Entremet cake from Ginger Elizabeth. Layers of pecan brownie, pecan dacquoise, Tahitian vanilla bean custard, and 72% Valrhona Venezuelan chocolate mousse. It’s seriously chocolate heaven. Every single bite you take is decadent and sooo delicious.

Ginger Elizabeth's Valentine's Entremet Cake

The Olympics have started! Are you guys watching?

It’s kind of funny. I’m not normally into watching sports, but when the Olympics are on, I’m all tuned in. Especially when it comes to the ice skating.

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Cinnamon Swirled Chocolate Chip Bread

Warm slices of bread filled with melted semi sweet chocolate chips and swirls of cinnamon sugar. This cinnamon swirled chocolate chip bread is perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

Cinnamon Swirled Chocolate Chip Bread | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Wednesday!

Have you ever had loaf bread filled with melted chocolate chips and swirls of cinnamon sugar? It is sooo good. After making a loaf of this, I had to stop myself from devouring it all. I’m not sure if it’s the chocolate that I’m so obsessed with or if it’s all those swirls of cinnamon sugar in every bite. But the combination of chocolate and cinnamon sugar is my favorite!

Cinnamon Swirled Chocolate Chip Bread | Cooking with a Wallflower

Can you just imagine having cinnamon sugar and chocolate for breakfast?

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Warm comforting soup filled with shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn, black bean, green chiles, then topped with crunchy tortilla strips, avocado, and shredded cheese. This chicken tortilla soup is delicious and easy to make, perfect for winter days.

Chicken Tortilla Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

After a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas last weekend and coming back to a long work week, I decided that this weekend has to be as low key as possible. It’s my lazy Sunday in since I worked Saturday. Or at least, that’s what I have planned. It almost never ends up like that.

But I’m savoring all that breaks I can get because in the next two months, my weekends are booked with all sorts of events leading up to my cousin’s end of March wedding.

Chicken Tortilla Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the mean time, I’m so excited to share this soup with you.

During winter months, all I ever want are warm and hearty and comforting foods, like soups and stews and chili, to chase away the cold. Plus, I love that you can always make a big pot of soup and have leftovers for your meal the next day. You can always pair your soups, stews, and chili with slices of toasted bread for an even more filling meal.

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Happy Friday!

I can’t believe it’s been a week since we were in Vegas! I wish I could go back. Mostly because I want to eat my way through all those amazing restaurants. In less than 48 hours, we ate at five restaurants, one of which was a buffet. But I’ve been inspired by some of the dishes we ate and can’t wait to get started on recreating them at home.

Oh, and these cookies have become my latest obsession! Have you tried Milk Bar’s cookies?

Milk Bar Cookies

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Destination: Point Reyes

We just got back from Las Vegas the other day, and even though we were there for less than 48 hours, it felt like so much longer because we did so many things. Now, I’m trying to fall back into routine, and it is hard. Because as usual, I’d much rather be on vacation. So while I’m not ready to share all of our Vegas adventures just yet, I wanted to share my previous adventure from just a couple months back.

Destination: Point Reyes | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you been to Point Reyes before? I feel it’s not as well known as some other areas of the San Francisco Bay Area. But if you’re a fan of nature and hiking, then Point Reyes is definitely a destination for you.

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