Tagged: cake

t’s pistachio cake 12

t’s pistachio cake

Jake’s oldest son, T, celebrated his 15th birthday in August! Goodness. Fifteen. Where has all the time gone?! His birthday request? A pistachio cake. Apparently this idea sprung from these pistachio cookies I made 2 years for Christmas. I guess...

yummy cupcakes + a cupcake giveaway / encinitas – san diego, ca 22

yummy cupcakes + a cupcake giveaway / encinitas – san diego, ca

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...

[recipe] lemon bliss bundt cake 4

[recipe] lemon bliss bundt cake

Earlier this month for Jake’s Mom’s birthday, I made her a cake! A lemon bundt cake – pound cake kind of thing. I decided to call it “lemon bliss” because it’s blissfully delicious. It’s based on a recipe I found...

circa 59 at the riviera palm springs / palm springs, ca 9

circa 59 at the riviera palm springs / palm springs, ca

Palm Springs is a place that I visited briefly once many moons ago when I used to be friends with a guy named Bill. Bill was a punk rock loving banker who didn’t like his job and he was an...

deli sa / clairemont – san diego, ca 8

deli sa / clairemont – san diego, ca

I was doing my usual “find some interesting food for us to eat” search when looking for a new place to check out for lunch with my co-workers when I found Deli SA. Deli SA serves up South African food...

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...

birthday cupcakes from elizabethan desserts / encintas – san diego, ca 4

birthday cupcakes from elizabethan desserts / encintas – san diego, ca

I got it into my head this year that I wanted my dad to have cupcakes for his birthday. Well, actually, I thought I should get him a Boston Creme Pie and I didn’t think about it ahead of time...

caramel stuffed red velvet cookies 4

caramel stuffed red velvet cookies

I wanted to make Jake something unique and special for Valentine’s Day last week. Red Velvet Cupcakes are his favorite dessert so I wanted to do a little twist to that, and turn them into cookies instead. I got the...

dining at terra american bistro for san diego restaurant week 2

dining at terra american bistro for san diego restaurant week

San Diego Restaurant Week is upon us yet again! This biannual event is a county wide event, spreading into just about every neighborhood in San Diego county and bringing with it the joy of a three course meal (for dinner...

skylanders rainbow cake 2

skylanders rainbow cake

For A.’s 13th birthday, I made her a Skylanders cake. A. and her brother S. got into Skylanders after S. got it for Christmas from Jake and I. She thought Skylanders was lame until she actually played it, and then...