September, 2014

ham n scram / westminster, ca
September 9th, 2014 Cheap Eats, Mary, Orange County, Westminster Mary Desjean 14 Comments

Over Labor Day weekend this year, Jake, T, and I made our way back up to Orange County to check out the Civil War Reenactment once again. But first… we had to stop for breakfast. Breakfast is very important after a long drive and a little Yelp research led me to a little place in Westminster called Ham n Scram.

It’s not a big spot. There’s about four tables inside and the place was full that morning. We were worried we’d …

lemon ginger ice box cake for alex’s lemonade stand & melissa’s produce challenge
July 24th, 2014 cake decorating, Mary, Recipes Mary Desjean 8 Comments

This week I’m partnering with Melissa’s Produce and my awesome blogger friends to support this wonderful cause, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation for Childhood Cancer. I used some beautiful produce provided by Melissa’s Produce to create a simple, easy and delicious summertime dessert: Lemon Ginger Ice Box Cake! This requires no ovens so your house gets to stay cool while you prep!

cinnamon coconut oil ice cream sandwich cookies
July 3rd, 2014 Mary, Recipes Mary Desjean 8 Comments

My plan was to make my Root Beer Float cookies for the Fourth of July this year. Imagine my surprise when I couldn’t find the root beer extract I was so sure was in the cabinets. It wasn’t in the drawers or in my special set of drawers for all of my baking stuff… maybe I used all of it and just don’t remember? Maybe it’s hiding out somewhere behind a big bottle going, “I’m right heeerrrreeeeee!” Oh well. I …

San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale: Get Your Goodies On
May 14th, 2014 etc, Mary Mary Desjean 2 Comments

The San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale is coming up VERY SOON – like, this Saturday, May 17th, 2014! Our little group decided to branch out and we are now supporting the local San Diego Food Bank and their Foods 4 Kids Backpack program!

“The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable.
Every Friday afternoon students …

supernatural sandwiches / miramar – san diego, ca
April 11th, 2014 Mary, Miramar, San Diego County Mary Desjean 12 Comments

A few months ago, my co-worker cohorts and I tried to come to this plaza off Miramar Rd. for lunch to visit a place called Dave’s Cafe. But it had been closed down and a new spot was revamping it for an eventual move into the spot. Fast forward a few month’s and the place has finally opened and we went last week to check it out. The place? Supernatural Sandwiches.

I think they’re still working on their signage since the …

[recipe] strawberry lime cheesecake bars
April 4th, 2014 Mary, Recipes Mary Desjean 8 Comments

With the rest of that 2lbs. box of strawberries I decided to make dessert this weekend – Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Bars.

The original recipe I based this on called for lemon – but I wanted to use limes from our tree since we had those in abundance. I’m also trying out various key lime recipes to see what’s the best before our trip to Tampa/Key West this month (woo).

First thing I did was to make the strawberry compote for the middle …

hilda’s bakery panaderia / city heights – san diego, ca
March 25th, 2014 Cheap Eats, City Heights, Mary, San Diego County Mary Desjean 4 Comments

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 cravory cookies / point loma – san diego, ca
March 21st, 2014 Mary, Point Loma, San Diego County Mary Desjean 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, after we got one of those burgers we had during Burger Week, Jake, S and I went over to Sunset Cliffs for a spell.

It’s so gorgeous and pretty here, even though the cliffs freak me out.
I say that I have a fear of heights, but really, I think I have a fear of falling. Falling off of things, especially high things. I won’t even go up a ladder since I’m totally afraid of falling off …

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