Category: Mary

almond orange poppy seed muffins 1

almond orange poppy seed muffins

We interrupt this blog to post about something that Mary baked. With her own two hands. She did not buy this from a shop. It tasted pretty good. She might be impartial. I like poppy seeds. In muffins. I like...

el pollo grill – mexican buffet 3

el pollo grill – mexican buffet

Update: This location is now closed. The qualms I have with most buffets is that it’s hard to keep the food tasting fresh, which is why I would rather just order off of a menu and have the food cooked...

heavenly cupcake / downtown – san diego, ca 2

heavenly cupcake / downtown – san diego, ca

Heavenly Cupcake is a cupcake shop (they call it a “lounge”) in the Gaslamp Quarter which sells… cupcakes! They’ve been open since September 2008 and they have 7 cupcake flavors available daily. I made my first visit to Heavenly Cupcake...

devine pastabilities / sports arena – san diego, ca 3

devine pastabilities / sports arena – san diego, ca

I went to Devine Pastasbilities last night with my former co-workers for a little get-together to bitch about how much our former employer sucked. Yes! I spotted Devine Pastasbilities on Yelp and saw tons of good reviews before I checked...

december is for baking (cakes and cookies) 4

december is for baking (cakes and cookies)

December was a big baking month for me. Here’s a recap! Birthday Cake #1 for my friend, Laura: This is a yellow cake with raspberry and cream filling and a milk chocolate frosting. The flowers are sugar flowers I got...

san diego home cooking – cafe 56 / rancho pensaquitos – san diego, ca 0

san diego home cooking – cafe 56 / rancho pensaquitos – san diego, ca

I live in Mira Mesa and Rancho Pensaquitos is basically just up the road – but I go there for very few occasions. One occasion is that the Rancho Pensaquitos Pet Store is the only pet store near me that...

philadelphia sandwich co. / clairemont – san diego, ca 2

philadelphia sandwich co. / clairemont – san diego, ca

The Philadelphia Sandwich Co. is a little restaurant tucked away in Clairemont (right next to the Original Pancake House) that pays homage to all things Philly. The restaurant is decorated in Phillies gear with lots of related sports memorabilia (Eagles,...

margo’s mexican grill / pacific beach – san diego, ca 2

margo’s mexican grill / pacific beach – san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. I was expecting Margo’s Mexican Grill to be a little quaint restaurant tucked into Pacific Beach – and it is – except that it’s in a little strip mall off of Garnet Ave. It...

gabbiano pizza / misson beach – san diego, ca 0

gabbiano pizza / misson beach – san diego, ca

My boyfriend has been eating at Gabbiano Pizza since he was a kid. He has the phone number memorized. The owners know him and they know his order. I am the outsider here. But I will agree with him that...

el maguey / mira mesa – san diego, ca 1

el maguey / mira mesa – san diego, ca

El Maguey is a little taco shop tucked into one of the corners of Mira Mesa. It’s got no drive thru, they close early, and pretty soon they will be flanked by Roberto’s and Santana’s. But guess what – it’s...