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Dunkin Donuts Opens in National City

Dunkin Donuts is finally back in California! When the Dunkin Donuts opened in Downtown San Diego there was like a mad rush for it and it seems this new location which recently opened in National City is no different. This...

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Roadem BBQ Revisit

The first time I went to Roadem BBQ was back in 2014 before I really started spreading my wings and eating Korean BBQ on a regular basis. The last time I went to Roadem BBQ was probably well over a...

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Bedrock City, the Grand Canyon, and Diablo Burger

When we headed out to Flagstaff last November that wasn’t the end of our trip! Flagstaff was just the place where we ate food and rested our heads for the night. Our real reason for the trip was to finally...

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New Year’s Eve 2016 Recap

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2017 already!? I sure can’t. We didn’t do a whole lot for New Year’s Eve but we did stick to our tradition. I made dinner at home for us, we did our Year...

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Noodles with Peanut Sauce, Beef, and Sugar Snap Peas

This will be my last post of 2016 and I’ll see you guys in the New Year! Recently I had a hankering for noodles with peanut sauce. I’ve had mixed results in the past with making my own peanut sauce...

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars for Miss Jones Bake it Better Challenge

I was invited to try out Miss Jones Baking Company products and to create a recipe to enter into their Bake it Better Challenge. For the Bake it Better Challenge all you need to do is use one of Miss...

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Tourist Home Urban Market in Flagstaff, AZ

On our first full day in Flagstaff, we visited a place for breakfast called Tourist Home. Let me just say right off the bat that I liked Tourist Home so much that we went there TWICE. It is very unusual...

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[recipe] Pasta Bake with Homemade Sausage

I’ve found myself with a little bit of extra free time these days due to required furlough days at work. It’s been a bit rough with the loss in pay, but it’s also bolstered my need to cook at home....

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Dinner at Saigon Star

One recent evening I went to hang out with my friend, Laura. She’s got two big golden retrievers who really REALLY wish they were lapdogs. This is Cali. Cali just wants you to love her. She’s quite adamant about it....

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Beaver Street Brewery / Flagstaff, AZ

We pulled into Flagstaff around 6PM. Our first stop was actually to the local Walmart because I left my heavy wool jacket at home! I was in disbelief that I forgot my very important jacket and had to make due...