About Us

Hello and welcome!

Kirbie’s Cravings is a food blog based in San Diego sharing recipes (ranging from healthy meals to easy desserts) and dining out experiences (in San Diego and from our travels). It chronicles the cravings of “Kirbie” and her supportive husband, ‘Mr. K”.

Kirbie takes photos, develops recipes and writes most of the blog posts. Mr. K produces all the video content and takes photos.

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

Photo credit: Quasi Studios

Photo credit: Quasi Studios

About Us

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 always hungry.

I started this blog because I needed a creative outlet to relieve the stress from my day job. Writing always came easily to me and I loved food, so this seemed like a fun way to explore both passions. I had zero photography skills (I took photos with a small point and shoot digital camera as cell phone cameras were not as good as they are now), minimal cooking skills and baked everything with the help of a mix.

I never expected my little hobby to grow to something that would require full time attention, but through the blog, I became more interested in food photography, recipe developing, and exploring different cuisines. Through a lot of reading, research, and practice, this blog became what it is today.

Now I regularly develop my own recipes and have published two cookbooks (5-Minute Mug Cakes and Dump Cakes from Scratch). Most photos on this blog are taken with a DSLR camera. I try to dine out during my free time and explore different and exciting cuisines in San Diego and beyond.

Mr. K (formerly referred to in older posts as DH (“Dear Husband”), “FH” (Future Husband) or “BF” (The Boyfriend)): I consider myself an artist and love to draw, but I also have a day job as an analyst.

I was never much of a “foodie” until I met Kirbie. We met in college and the first time we went out to eat it was for sushi, which I’d never had. I didn’t even know how to properly eat a piece of nigiri, but Kirbie showed me how. After we began dating, she opened my palette to all kinds of cuisine.

I do a lot of random things to help with the blog. I am her main taste tester, hand model, light holder. I’ve gotten really good at holding weird positions to block sunlight when she’s taking photos outside. In the last few years, I’ve become interested in photography and now that I no longer take blurry photos (at least 1 out of the 10 will be good!), I help with the photography, especially when we are dining out, traveling, or at an event when having a second camera really helps to capture all the moments.

As of 2017, I am also producing all the videos that you’ll find on this blog. Currently we are focusing on making quick 1-minute videos of recipes on the blog. Later, we hope to add video content for our travels and dining out as well.

Exploring this blog

On this blog you’ll find a mix of recipes and dining reviews, with some other food related discussions mixed in.

Most Popular Recipe Categories

Dining Out and Travel

All dining out experiences are categorized by city and cuisine. I also have a general San Diego guide where I list my current favorites.

Working with Kirbie’s Cravings

We’re open to new partnerships as long as they align with our values. Find more about our policies on the Work with me! page. You can also use the contact form to request a media kit.

In the Press

Kirbie’s Cravings has been featured in online and print publications including Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Fox News, Cosmopolitan and more. Kirbie has also made radio and television appearances and done live cooking demonstrations. See the complete list of press features on our press page.

Beyond the Blog

COOKBOOKS

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

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

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

 

FREELANCE

FoodieHub Expert for San Diego

Contibutor for Locale Magazine (March 2017)

Contributor for DiningOut San Diego (October 2016)

Contributor for Condé Nast Traveler (October 2015)

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)