Recently, I was provided with a $50 gift card to try out Walgreens Photo Center. Since I recently just got back from vacation, it was a perfect opportunity for me to make a vacation photobook.

One of the great things I loved about Walgreens Photo Center right off the bat is that the majority of photo products are ready in one hour. In addition, Walgreens is open 24 hours a day, meaning you can get your photo products almost instantly. For example, I actually finished my photobook at 1 am and the photobook was ready at 2 am. I didn’t actually go out at 2 am to get them, but I liked the convenience.

Last year I found a recipe for a pumpkin butter cake that I knew I just had to try. I wanted to wait for pumpkin season to make it, so now that it is pumpkin season, I finally got a chance. Since this is a loaf cake, it also gave me a chance to use my pretty pumpkin loaf pan.

Perhaps I should say “Take Two.” Last week there was a little mix up and some of you got a sneak peek at my new Everyday Eats piece for San Diego Magazine. Others of you were met with a broken link since it was taken down. Now the post is back up at its regularly scheduled publication date. The San Diego Magazine piece published today features my favorite place for take-out chinese combos. If you’re interested, you can read the full post here. Thanks for your support!