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caramel blossom cookies 1

caramel blossom cookies

After Christmas I bought a bag of Hershey’s kisses – the one with caramel inside – in the hopes of using them for some kind of recipe. What I envisioned was something like Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, but with caramel...

le peep grill / poway, ca 2

le peep grill / poway, ca

Le Peep Grill is a chain (though I should note that this is the only one in California) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – apparently the star of the show here is their breakfast, since my coupon said there...

crispy fried chicken restaurant / city heights – san diego, ca 1

crispy fried chicken restaurant / city heights – san diego, ca

My boy was referred to this little place on El Cajon Blvd. by three different folks who all claimed that the chicken was tasty and good. It’s very close to his apartment, so we decided to stop on in and...

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...

buccaneer pizza / santa ana – orange county, ca 3

buccaneer pizza / santa ana – orange county, ca

I was trying to decide what dinner would go well with Fishing With John, when I remembered seeing a pizza place near Big Lots called Buccaneer Pizza. Even though neither has anything to do with pizza, I thought the fishing-pirate...

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...