Lofty Coffee Co.

Lofty Coffee Co. recently opened a new location in Little Italy. The popular coffee bar and eatery also has locations in Solana Beach and Encinitas. The Little Italy location features an open air structure with...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Mug Cake

A single serving chocolate peanut butter cake mixed with chocolate peanut butter cups. This creamy mug cake cooks in the microwave in one minute.


The Crack Shack Encinitas

The Crack Shack recently opened its second location in Encinitas. The original location in Little Italy has been one of our favorite spots in San Diego and my top choice for fried chicken in...


Pesto Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is flavored with homemade pesto sauce for an easy, delicious, low-carb and gluten free dish. It’s great to eat on it’s own or as a rice substitute for any meal.


Trader Joe’s February Edition

The appearance of the latest Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer in my mailbox served as a reminder that it’s been over a month since my last visit. So after reading through the flyer, I went to...


Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

Zucchini slices are coated in parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs and then cooked until crispy. They make a great appetizer or side dish.


Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a copycat of the famous Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. The tiny bakery in New York City almost always has a line of New Yorkers and tourists waiting to buy...


Herb & Eatery

Herb & Eatery is a cafe and chef’s market connected to Herb & Wood. The casual eatery is the latest concept by Chef Brian Malarkey and opened just a few months ago. It’s also the...


Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes

These red velvet cakes have a molten lava center. It’s an easy dessert for two and great for Valentine’s Day dessert. I’ve made chocolate lava cakes, Nutella lava cakes, and Matcha green tea lava...


Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee, a very popular coffee chain from the San Francisco Bay Area, recently opened its first store in San Diego. If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in the Bay Area, you’ve...