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Eat This Donut Now! Eat It!

by Brian

This post is going to be short and sweet.  There is a donut that is king of all donuts.  All other donuts bow down to this donut and pay homage.  This donut lives in an unsuspecting little donut shop in Thousand Oaks.  It is a magical land of donut-tty goodness.

Fresh Donuts – In the Trader Joe’s shopping center at the corner of Arboles and Moorpark Rd.

This place is not glamorous, it’s just a little shop on the corner next to PJ’s pub.  And that is fine by me.  I wasn’t even going to share this place with the general public, but the more I thought about it, the more apparent it became that I would be doing the world a disservice by keeping it to myself.

The donut that I always buy is the chocolate old fashioned.  This picture does not do it justice. Continue reading


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Our Readers Are Super Talented In The Kitchen

by Brian

I didn’t run this by Mikey, but I doubt he’ll mind too much.  Tonight I’d like to spotlight one of our fine readers before my review.  Her name is Amy and not only does she have awesome taste in food blogs, but she can bake a thing or two as well.  How do I know this?  Well she dropped some samples of one of her newest creations by my office the other day.  It was our first official fan gift, so I just had to write about it.

high hat cupcake

Amy is the creator of Stolen Sweets Bakery.  I’m pretty sure everything that she makes is created with ingredients stolen off the back of a hostess truck.  I’ll have to confirm that though.  Anyway, I’m not usually a cupcake guy, but these were just too interesting to pass up.  They are called “high-hat” cupcakes and are made of chocolate cake and an interesting marshmellow creme frosting which is then dipped in chocolate.  Think ding-dongs, but like 1000 times better.  Here’s the interior view:

highhat interior

What really makes these cupcakes different from the kind that I make is the fact that they are really tasty.  The cake was super moist and the frosting tasted like a mix of marshmellow creme and powdered sugar.  It had that grainy texture that you only get from something that you know is really bad for you.  The chocolate coating just flakes off and melts in your mouth like a little bonus gift.  Did I mention that they taste really good?

Mikey didn’t get to try these because my coworkers stole them all before I had a chance to save him one.  Maybe Amy will be nice enough to share her next creation with both of us.  Stay tuned to EatMeCalifornia.com for more on Stolen Sweets.  We’ll let you know as soon as she is officially open to the public.  Right now were just lucky to be the guinea pigs.

Also, you should know that Amy is a great writer and has her own blog.  You can see it in our Sites We Like on the right side of this page.  It’s called Parenting With Duct Tape.  Check it out and read all about Amy’s adventures with life, parenthood and raising kids and one incorrigible husband.  (Sorry Dean)

In keeping with the sweet theme, I chose to review a place I had heard about, in Thousand Oaks, which is supposed to have the best donuts.  Did they?  You’ll have to keep reading to find out… Continue reading


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