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[recipe] easy one pot tomato basil pasta
April 8th, 2014Mary, Recipesmary 8 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I saw this recipe floating around on Facebook about a one pot pasta meal – you put the noodles and EVERYTHING together in one pot and cook it and VIOLA – instant dinner. No having to make a separate sauce or cooking the noodles in another pot and all that jazz. I saved the recipe because I was curious to try it out and see how it went. I was a little skeptical that this …

breakfast at wich addiction / mira mesa – san diego, ca

Usually I get to work too early to try and come to Wich Addiction for breakfast, but I had the chance to stop in for a bite to eat last week. I’ve tried plenty of other items on the Wich Addiction menu so I was looking forward to finally trying one of their breakfast items.

I decided to just with the simplest, cheapest option on their breakfast menu: “Just an Egg-Wich” for $3.95. I thought maybe it would just be the …

[recipe] strawberry lime cheesecake bars
April 4th, 2014Mary, Recipesmary 8 Comments

With the rest of that 2lbs. box of strawberries I decided to make dessert this weekend – Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Bars.

The original recipe I based this on called for lemon – but I wanted to use limes from our tree since we had those in abundance. I’m also trying out various key lime recipes to see what’s the best before our trip to Tampa/Key West this month (woo).

First thing I did was to make the strawberry compote for the middle …

college area taste / april 13th, 2014 + win tickets!
April 3rd, 2014Giveaways, Marymary 2 Comments

The College Area Taste is coming back for it’s 4th year on Sunday April 13th! I have heard about the event in the past but have not managed to make it before. 22 restaurants in the College Area are participating offering up samples and treats! It’s a fun day of eating and walking around the neighborhood.

Some of the restaurants on the self-guided tour are a little far apart but the Old Town Trolley will be there to assist when you …

babs (bao’s awesome burgers) / convoy – san diego, ca

I’ve been sitting on a Groupon for Babs (Bao’s Awesome Burgers) for quite some time. We’ve tried to go a couple of times when it didn’t work out but this past weekend we finally made it in! Jake only had to circle us around the tiny lot once before someone left a spot that we were able to grab. I think Jake is a parking good luck charm.

For the Babs Groupon deal, we had the deal where you could get …

[recipe] strawberry lemonade
April 1st, 2014Mary, Recipesmary 2 Comments

This past weekend I did a whole slew of home cooking – I made smoked ribs and smoked pork butt (so I could have leftovers), green bean salad, black rice (truly, it was black – the cooking liquid turned purple), dessert and this delicious strawberry lemonade. Jake and I have been working on eating at home more and doing more home cooking to save up extra funds for our trip to Florida at the end of April. With it’s sort-of …

eating burgers at a taco shop | casa sonora / oak park – san diego, ca

Back in the day, Fred’s Old Fashioned Burgers was Jake and I’s favorite spot for burgers. It was in our regular rotation even though we had to go alllllll the way out to El Cajon for it. I loved their peanut butter chocolate shakes dearly and I especially loved their simple burgers and tasty french fries. We noticed a serious decline in quality and customer service before the El Cajon location shut down last year. There was still Alpine, but …

[product review] crazy snacking with piattos, kikiriki drumstix and pastino
March 28th, 2014Cheap Eats, Mary, productsmary 6 Comments

Doing a quick little post today on some uh… interesting looking snacks I picked up at H Mart recently. I’ve bought a lot of the weird snacks at various Asian markets to give away to other people and I find I don’t always try them myself… so I figured I’d start! Here’s what I picked up during this round of snacks.

Jack ‘n Jill’s Piattos was the first thing I picked up. I grew up with Jack ‘n Jill’s products. When …

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