About Us

Kirbie’s Cravings is a food blog based in San Diego, sharing dining experiences (mainly in San Diego, but also in Los Angeles, Orange County, the Bay Area and anywhere else we travel to), our kitchen recipes, travel adventures, and food product obsessions. It chronicles the cravings of Kirbie and her supportive husband, Mr. K. Kirbie handles most of the picture taking, writing and recipe development. Mr. K creates the video content and provides technical support.

We love to eat, take food road trips, cook and bake.  Through this blog, we share our eating adventures. We hope you enjoy following along!

Kirbie: I grew up surrounded by wonderful food and people who have a passion for food. My grandparents have always taken me to amazing restaurants. At home, my mom is a wonderful cook. In high school my friends gave me the nickname “Kirbie” because I’m constantly eating and have the ability to eat large amounts of food and metabolize it quickly and be hungry again within the hour.

Mr. K (as in Mr. Kirbie) (formerly referred to in older posts as DH (“Dear Husband”), “FH” (Future Husband) or “BF” (The Boyfriend)) : When I met Mr. K, he wasn’t very into food. His diet consisted mainly of canned food and fast food. After we began dating, Mr. K’s palate changed and now he enjoys all types of cuisine. Outside of eating, his real passion is drawing. He will often have his sketch pad out no matter where we are.

Working with Kirbie’s Cravings

Restaurant Reviews: We accept a limited number of invitations to dine at restaurants for menu tastings, sneak peeks, etc, if they are restaurants we are interested in trying. However, we reserve the right to not post about our experience and we will always be completely honest in our reviews.

Partnering with Brands: We have partnered with many brands to do product reviews, giveaways and recipe creations.  We will only work with brands/products which we truly enjoy using and will only write posts expressing our honest views.

Kirbie’s Cravings has worked with many brands for giveaways, reviews or recipe creations, including Whole Foods, Expedia, Vons, JCPenney, Target, OXO, Green Mountain Coffee, Sony, and Chobani.

Travel Reviews: We love to travel and write about our hotel, plane, and restaurant experiences when we travel. We are open to invitations to review travel destinations, lodging, transportation, food, etc.



Author of 5-Minute Mug Cakes, featuring nearly 100 individual serving cakes that can be cooked in the microwave and ready in 5 minutes.


Author of Dump Cakes from Scratch, featuring nearly 100 recipes where you simply “dump” in the ingredients, spread in the pan, and bake!


Recipe and photo contributor to Peeps-a-licious!, featuring 50 PEEPS-inspired recipes.



FoodieHub Expert for San Diego (The Best Food Trucks in San DiegoDishing on San Diego)

Contributor for Condé Nast Traveler (October 2015 issue)

Contributor for Van’s Foods (February 2015)

Contributor for Eater San Diego (March 2014)

Contributor for BlogHer (January 2014August 2012)

Contributor for San Diego Magazine (November 2011October 2011September 2011September 2011September 2011September 2011September 2011August 2011August 2011August 2011)

Contributor for King’s Hawaiian (January 2013)



Featured on Buzzfeed (March 2016February 2016February 2016January 2016December 2015November 2015October 2015October 2015September 2015August 2015July 2015June 2015June 2015May 2015May 2015April 2015April 2015April 2015March 2015February 2015February 2015January 2015December 2014December 2014December 2014November 2014November 2014November 2014September 2014July 2014July 2014June 2014June 2014May 2014April 2014March 2014March 2014February 2014February 2014February 2014February 2014February 2014December 2013December 2013November 2013July 2013May 2013April 2013March 2013November 2012April 2012)

Featured on Huffington Post (August 2015May 2015November 2014October 2014August 2014June 2013October 2012September 2012September 2012August 2012)

Featured on Fox News (February 2016September 2013April 2013)

Featured on MSN (November 2015November 2015July 2015January 2015November 2014October 2014)

Featured on SELF (October 2015)

Featured in Woman’s World magazine (September 2015 issue)

Featured on Food Network (March 2015)

Featured on Thrillist (May 2015May 2015July 2014)

Featured in Redbook (March 2016)

Featured on Fitness (January 2016July 2015)

Featured in San Diego Magazine (October 2015 issue, July 2015 issue, June 2014 issue)

Featured on Today.com (November 2014)

Featured on People.com (December 2014November 2014September 2014August 2014July 2014)

Featured on Cosmopolitan (Winter 2015 issue, September 2014)

Featured on Foodbeast (September 2014September 2014)

Featured on The Kitchn (November 2015June 2014February 2014February 2014September 2013September 2013April 2013)

Featured on Country Living (May 2015)

Featured in Adweek (November 2015)

Featured in Dining Out San Diego “Favorite SD Food Blogs” (Spring/Summer 2013)

Photos featured on the Dr. Oz Show (March 2013)

Blogger for Sony’s Hidden Camera Project (February 2013)

Recipe contributor for CA’s Strawberry Commission’s iPhone App (2010)

Saveur’s Sites We Love (September 2009)



Halloween Treats Cooking Demo at Macy’s Cooking School (October 2015)

Appearance on CW’s San Diego Living (July 2015)

Interviewed on The Warren Lawrence Show, WKNY 1490AM (October 2014)

Interviewed on Kim Pagano Show, KVTA 1590AM (October 2014)

Interviewed on Michael Dukes in the Morning, KBYR 700AM (September 2014)

Interviewed on The Morning Show, KYOX 94.3FM (September 2014)

Summer recipe series for San Diego radio station Smooth 98.1FM (July 2013)

Appearance on the Cooking Channel/Food Network’s Eat St. Season 3 “Sea Food & Eat It” (May 2012)

Guest blogger appearance on Sam The Cooking Guy’s Livecast (October 2011)