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the deliciousness of d bar / win a gift card to d bar 44

the deliciousness of d bar / win a gift card to d bar

I’m finishing off my Blogiversary Week with one last giveaway to my current favorite restaurant, which is D Bar in Hillcrest! But don’t forget about all of the other giveaways from this past week, including: 2 tickets to Bacon Fest...

cookies, silicone baking mats & you (win a baking mat!) 27

cookies, silicone baking mats & you (win a baking mat!)

I bake a lot of cookies. No joke. I probably made like … oh… 12 dozen + recently for the SD Food Bloggers Bake Sale. I used two kinds of cookie sheets – big ones and small ones. I used...

macaroni and cheese balls / stremicks heritage organic milk giveaway 21

macaroni and cheese balls / stremicks heritage organic milk giveaway

Last week I made S.’s most requested item when he comes over to stay with Jake and I: macaroni and cheese. I’m always altering that recipe I used for crispy creamy 5 cheese mac n cheese and Jake still, to...

my salty obsession / win a tropical sea salt 16

my salty obsession / win a tropical sea salt

I’ve got a confession to make: I’m kind of a salt snob. I don’t remember the last time I bought regular table salt, and quite frankly, I see no use for it. There’s a whole array of delicious salts that...

blogiversary week + giveaway to big bite bacon fest

blogiversary week + giveaway to big bite bacon fest

This week marks This Tasty Life’s 7th Blogiversary and I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for that long! In honor of the blogiversary, I’ll be holding five different giveaways this week. Please stay tuned each day for a new...

mushroom + cheese feast [bacon wrapped mushrooms & mushroom souffle] 5

mushroom + cheese feast [bacon wrapped mushrooms & mushroom souffle]

It was Heather’s birthday this week and I wanted to make dinner for her. Because I love her. And because I like making delicious food. Stacey also joined us for an evening of mushrooms, cheese and lots of wine. This...

red velvet donuts at granny’s donuts / lakewood, ca 13

red velvet donuts at granny’s donuts / lakewood, ca

Recently I was in Los Angeles county for a wedding. When we got off the freeway, Heather had requested a quick stop at a Starbucks for coffee and food and right next door to the Starbucks was this: Granny’s Donuts...

via lago trattoria by busalacchi / eastlake – chula vista, ca 7

via lago trattoria by busalacchi / eastlake – chula vista, ca

I don’t do very much in Eastlake. It’s far away and usually if we’re in the area to get the kiddos, we go to Mandarin for cheap, delicious Chinese food. I was reluctant to go all the way to Eastlake...