Herb & Wood

Herb & Wood is the most recent restaurant of Chef Brian Malarkey (Top Chef, The Taste, and other TV shows), opening a few months ago to very positive reviews. It’s located just a few...


Rosé Champagne Mug Cake

This fluffy cake is flavored with rosé champagne and cooks in the microwave in just 1 minute. You can even cook it directly in the champagne glass! I’ve been enamored with sparkling rosé, brut...


Mongolian Cauliflower

This stir fry cauliflower dish is a healthier twist on the classic Mongolian beef. It has the same great tasting sauce, but without all the calories.


Mama Testa Taqueria

Mama Testa, known for beating Bobby Flay on the Food Network’s Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, relocated its restaurant to Mira Mesa late last year. We never were able to make it to the original location...


Croissant Taiyaki

Croissant Taiyaki is a chain in Japan that sells a hybrid croissant taiyaki dessert. Taiyaki are fish shaped filled pancakes, a popular street food in Japan. Pancake batter is cooked in cast iron fish...


Homemade Gummy Bears

These homemade gummy bears or fruit snacks are easy to make and healthier than store bought. The gummies are made with fruit, honey and contain no artificial flavors or colors. A few years ago,...



Pizzanometry is a fast casual build-your-own pizza restaurant that opened a few months ago. Two years ago, these type of pizza restaurants were opening all over San Diego. But it’s been a while since I’ve last...


Flourless Peanut Butter Bread

This gluten free bread flourless bread is easy to make with just five ingredients. It’s a quick and easy bread option for those looking for something flourless, gluten free or low carb. It bakes,...


Square Bar Cafe

Square Bar Cafe opened this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve shared my obsession with the creative and picture-worthy desserts that have popped up in Orange County and Los Angeles and was wondering when...


Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktails

Rosé champagne is topped with fresh cotton candy for a beautiful cocktail perfect for a garden party, wedding, or any other special event. The cotton candy will dissolve when it hits the champagne, creating...