March, 2014

breakfast burritos with tortillas de harina el trigal tortilleria

This tortilleria is where we were trying to go over the weekend which ran us into the panaderia with those delicious caramel empanadas… YUM.

We got out of the car and stood in front of the tortilleria for a bit. The “OPEN” sign was on but it was clearly the opposite of open…  the sign in the window stated they closed at 2PM on Saturdays and there was a vague sign in Spanish pointing next door.

Well, I’m sure if I knew …

hilda’s bakery panaderia / city heights – san diego, ca

After we dropped off the kiddos, Jake and I went on a few errands. We had been talking about making tacos for dinner and wanted to check out this place in City Heights that made fresh tortillas.When we got there though, the place was closed. Sad faces, man! They closed at 2PM but there was a sign on the door in Spanish and pointed next door. My Spanish is not that good and I vaguely understood that tortillas were sold …

the best red velvet cupcakes in san diego (redux)
February 5th, 2014Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 12 Comments

About three years ago, Heather, Laura and I had a red velvet cupcake tasting where we sampled 8 different cupcakes between the three of us. Pretty impressive actually, though we probably each had like one or two bites per cupcake. Recently I found out that our winner from that tasting (Influx Cafe) no longer makes red velvet cupcakes and therefore my past post was no longer valid! Nooooo! I could not let that stand and quickly formulated a plan to …

[road trip] donuttery / huntington beach – orange county, ca

When we were leaving the Civil War Reenactment, we passed right by the Donuttery. It was on my list of places to visit and I think I sort of moaned out at Jake that we just passed a donut place I wanted to go to. You see, I had gotten heat sickness while at the Civil War thing. It came on so suddenly while we were standing and listening to some tales of the blockade runners in the South and …

the start of fall, maple donuts and blueberry buttermilk bars
September 20th, 2013Mary, Mira Mesa, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 7 Comments

I’m too lazy and too tired to do a “real” post for today. Work has been crazy busy and when I get home now, I pretty must just want to veg out and *not* be in front of a computer. Instead, I bring you a small glimpse of fall:

In the way of donuts, anyway. The sprinkles on this donut reminds me of autumn with the mostly bits of reds and orange. I wish we had more color changes in the …

miss donuts / lemon grove, ca
August 23rd, 2013Cheap Eats, Lemon Grove, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 6 Comments

* If you haven’t already, don’t forgot to enter to win a cupcake from Yummy Cupcakes in Encintas, CA! Contest ends today at 8PM! Enter here, my friends.
Is this another donut post? Why, yes. Yes, it is. Because it’s almost the weekend and I don’t feel like doing another loooooong post. Instead, on this fine, fine Friday in August – I give you donuts. The day before I go and have to wake up early to do the Color Run …

yummy cupcakes + a cupcake giveaway / encinitas – san diego, ca
August 16th, 2013Cheap Eats, Encinitas, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 22 Comments

If you know me at all, you know I love cupcakes. When I was invited to come and check out a new cupcake shop in town, I was totally on board even if I had to drive allllll the way up to Encintas to get my hands on the cupcakes! The newest shop in town is called Yummy Cupcakes, the first one to open up shop in San Diego (though they have two other locations in Los Angeles and two …

peterson’s donut corner / escondido, ca
August 5th, 2013Cheap Eats, Escondido, Mary, San Diego CountyMary Desjean 10 Comments

I’ve had numerous people tell me about Peterson’s Donut Corner up in Escondido, CA. I knew they had giant donuts, they were really, good, and all that jazz. But Escondido was kinda far…
Around Christmas last year Jake and I made a special trip up to Escondido just to score some donuts. But that mission was a FAIL when we saw that they were closed for two weeks for a Christmas break. Just my luck, to try and visit a normally …

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My name is Mary and I live in San Diego. I've been blogging since 2006 as a hobby - it's my fun, creative outlet! Some random things about me: I'm a front end web developer, I love peanut butter, cookies, warm cupcakes, puppy noses, star gazing, new bags of sugar, sprinkles, cupcake wrappers, egg rolls, eating french fries with ice cream, driving with the windows down, snuggling, wes anderson movies, staying up too late reading a good book and Jake. These are my adventures in all things food. Hope you enjoy the ride.
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