This single serving peanut butter pumpkin pie takes only a few minutes to make and less than 2 minutes to cook in the microwave. It’s a great way to satisfy your pumpkin pie cravings before and after Thanksgiving.

The Crack Shack

One of the most anticipated new restaurants in San Diego, The Crack Shack, opened last Wednesday. The casual outdoor restaurant, with a focus on chicken and eggs, was created by the team behind Juniper & Ivy. Opening day was so popular, that the restaurant actually had to close temporarily the following day, in order to “recoop” and get more supplies for the rest of the week.

I have been following the progress of The Crack Shack since they began construction; driving by whenever I was in the area to check out the progress. The outdoor layout is quite impressive. There are a number of different seating options, a full service bar, and even a bocce ball court. I’m sorry I don’t have better photos to show you how nice the space is. There were so many people dining and many cars parked in front as well.

Coop Deville (Fried chicken, chilies lime mayo slaw, brioche roll)

I was most excited to try the chicken sandwiches. Hopefully, I’ll eventually work my way through the entire selection. This sandwich did not disappoint. The fried chicken piece was huge, heavily overflowing past the bun. It was juicy, crunchy, and everything you want in a fried chicken sandwich. The slaw paired nicely and the chilies weren’t too spicy.

Amorino Gelato is a chain of gelato shops with locations worldwide, including one in Los Angeles. They are most known for shaping their gelato scoops into roses and allowing unlimited flavor choices.

The gelato served at the boutiques are all natural–no artificial flavors or colors. They also offer gelato macarons and drinks, but I was here for the amorino rose gelato cones.