bake sale recap

The bake sale was great fun today! Not only that, but we raised $1750 for the Share Our Strength charity today – wow! It was great to meet other bloggers (who knew there was so many in San Diego) and to buy a bunch of wonderful homemade treats to enjoy […] Read More

baking for a cause

I finished up my goodies tonight for the Food Blogger Bake Sale (which, in case you forgot, is this Saturday)! Oy, my back hurts a little. I unwrapped many mini reese’s to be stuffed inside of peanut butter cookies. This dough is killer. I used Smitten Kitchen’s Peanut Butter Cookies […] Read More

cupcakes at elizabethan desserts / encintas | san diego, ca

It’s been a crazy week here in Mary-land, so here’s a sweet and short post on something I truly love: cupcakes! I have been wanting to go to Elizabethan Desserts for a very long time. I just never have the will to go north to Encintas but I’m sure glad […] Read More

Free Ice Blended Drink at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Kicking off the summer season in true The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf style, the SoCal coffee retailer will debut two limited-time Ice Blended beverage flavors, Cookies and Cream and Espresso and Cream, and return with the customer favorite Mocha Mint Chip, during its open house May 10th from 4-7PM. […] Read More

feliz cinco de mayo!

I don’t really celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but it always seems like a big deal around here. Or at least, to the local restaurants. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I present to you a delicious looking collage of a typical Mexican food you will get at most (if not […] Read More

maria maria / mission valley | san diego, ca

Since it’s unlikely you’ll want to spend your Cinco de Mayo going to a crappy Mexican restaurant, I’ll do another post about a place that has good food. Deal? Deal! For this visit we used a coupon for Maria, Maria, a chain of Mexican restaurants inspired by the music of […] Read More

gringo’s cantina / pacific beach – san diego, ca

Update: This restaurant is now closed. A few weeks ago (yeah, I’m behind in my blogging!) Jake and I visited Gringo’s Cantina in Pacific Beach at the behest of my dad, who gave us his coupon for $50 worth of food. He had visited before us and told me all […] Read More

maryjane’s coffee shop – hard rock hotel / downtown – san diego, ca

Recently I was invited by the PR rep for Maryjane’s Coffee Shop at the Hard Rock Hotel to come down for a special media dinner to showcase their new chef and some new additions to their restaurant’s menu. Jake and I went down on a Thursday night with a bunch […] Read More