My cousin and her fiancé recently moved to San Diego and we’ve been trying to take them to all the local favorites when we get together for a meal. Like Carnitas’ Snack Shack. I’ve posted on Carnitas’ Snack Shack quite a few times, so I’ll keep this post short and sweet and focus on the photos.

Fried Chicharróns

Fried pork rinds were paired with a chilled marinara-like sauce. While I enjoyed the crunch, I thought these could have used a bit more seasoning as they tasted quite plain. Also I think these would have paired better with a warm dipping sauce.

Snack Shack Pork Burger

The pork burger here is one of my favorite items. The pretzel bun is sandwiched with a thick, juicy and tender ground pork patty.

For Pi Day, I baked a blueberry pie. But I didn’t want to make just any ordinary blueberry pie. I wanted to make the perfect blueberry pie, so I made America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated’s Best Blueberry Pie.

This year’s Pi Day was particularly special. It took place on 3/14/15, which also happen to be the first five digits of pi. That’s something that won’t happen again for another 100 years. What also made the day really special was that I got to spend it with my close group of high school friends. We rented a house near Paso Robles for the weekend so that we could all be together and have a mini reunion. And of course, we ate pies.

And to really celebrate the occasion, we ate the pies at exactly 9:26:53, marking the first ten digits of pi. We had to do it at night because we actually weren’t all yet together at 9 AM. We made an exception for the kids though. They were so excited by the pies and they needed to go to sleep before 9 PM, so they ate their pies early.

This easy flourless peanut butter mug cake is only three ingredients.

Just like how easy this mug cake is, I’m going to keep this post simple and sweet.

I’m quite tired. In the past 2 weeks, I’ve traveled out of town three times. And while I’m grateful for all the experiences, I’m also exhausted. I’m looking forward to being in my own home for an extended period of time and going back to my normal routine and back to my regular blogging schedule.