Cherry Cake

I bought a few too many cherries and decided to bake with some of them. I came across this recipe for a simple cherry cake that looked easy and tasty. I love easy recipes, especially when they involve fruit so that the fruit can really shine through.

An opportunity fell into my lap a few weeks ago that had me practically jumping for joy. I stayed pretty mum about it, not telling anyone other than FH, for fear that it wouldn’t happen.

Now that it has, I wanted to share the news with you. Normally, I might not post something about this here. I always feel awkward with self-promotion. But in this case, since future opportunities depends on maintaining an interested audience, I hope you will check out my first published article in San Diego Magazine, and will continue to check out future pieces I may write.

And lookie here, you get to learn my real name too. ;-)

I know I previously mentioned that a Kearny Mesa location of Smashburger is opening soon and I included details on how to get invited to the VIP Sneak Peek party, but I’m going to go ahead and write another post with a few more details.

In addition to more information about the Kearny Mesa opening (full press release below), I was recently told some of the “secret menu” offerings at Smashburger locations, which I think may come in handy.  I don’t know about you, but I love secret menu options.

  • Fido Style Smashburger – this dog-friendly patty is made with an unseasoned 1/4 pound, 100% fresh, never frozen, certified angus beef patty served in convenient bite-sized pieces and on a fido-friendly plate. To order the item, guest simply need to request a Smashburger “Fido Style,” at the price of $2. *
  • PB&J Shake – this shake combines the Haagen-Daz Nutter Butter and Strawberry shake to create an irresistible Peanut Butter and Jelly flavor for just $3.99. *
  • Sin City Smashburger – originally crafted with the Vegas ‘city that never sleeps’ lifestyle in mind, it features 100% fresh, never frozen, certified angus beef, placed on an egg bun, then topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese, grilled and haystack onions, and the signature smash sauce.

The items marked with a * are exclusive to the San Diego market, which currently consists of locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, Mission Valley and East Village.

Now that I’ve seen these, I definitely want to try the Sin City Smashburger next time. I love sandwiches and burgers topped with a fried egg.