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[recipe] carrot cake m&m cookies 5

[recipe] carrot cake m&m cookies

Two recipe posts in one week?! I must be going batty. Or there’s some kind of holiday on the horizon. Hmm. Honestly though, I can’t believe I haven’t made Easter treats before this instead of buying all of the candy...

zombie bunnies are coming for you (this easter) 6

zombie bunnies are coming for you (this easter)

A few weeks ago, I saw this Chocolate Zombie Bunny over at ThinkGeek:   I thought, “Whoa, that’s so cool! I want one!” At the time, it was full price at $14.99 and then I thought, “Pfft, I could make...

hodad’s / ocean beach – san diego, ca 10

hodad’s / ocean beach – san diego, ca

I haven’t been to Hodad’s in forever. The last time I went was when Alyssa (my good friend and long ago writer for this blog) actually lived here, and it’s been many moons since she moved away. I remember we...

b.b.q. chicken / clairemont – san diego, ca 6

b.b.q. chicken / clairemont – san diego, ca

I’ve passed by B.B.Q. Chicken (which stands for “Best of the Best Quality” by the way since there’s not barbequed chicken on this menu!) on Convoy a few times before, always wondering a little bit about it. It wasn’t until...

[event] VinDiego – San Diego Wine & Food Festival – April 6th at Broadway Pier Downtown 0

[event] VinDiego – San Diego Wine & Food Festival – April 6th at Broadway Pier Downtown

Food. Wine. Pretty views. What more could you ask for on a spring evening in San Diego? Enter VinDiego… a new wine and food festival! Read on below to learn more about this fun new festival coming to San Diego...

tacos de mexicali / city heights – san diego, ca 4

tacos de mexicali / city heights – san diego, ca

My dad got a coupon to Tacos de Mexicali and so I copied him and got the same coupon for myself thanks to Google Offers. The promise of handmade tortillas is a serious draw and one recent evening Jake, T...

mr. dumpling / clairemont – san diego, ca 0

mr. dumpling / clairemont – san diego, ca

I gotta be honest. I wasn’t so sure how this visit to Mr. Dumpling would go. I hadn’t read very favorable reviews about this place and many complained about the service. But, I had a gift card to Mr. Dumpling...

[product review] gaslamp popcorn 0

[product review] gaslamp popcorn

Popcorn is one of those snacks that I sometimes just really crave. I love the light, airy, crunchy texture of popcorn and I often can’t resist it’s allure when I go out to the theaters. I also usually keep a...