Recently, as part of the Foodbuzz program, I was selected to try out samples of Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolates. I absolutely love dark chocolate, so I was pretty psyched to be chosen.

My lovely package of samples included three large chocolate bars and two bags filled with individual chocolate squares.

I’ve been a little obsessed with making breakfast items lately.  While browsing food blogs this weekend, I came across a recipe for maple pancake muffins from Bakerella. Pancakes in a mini muffin form? Ingenious and adorable!

I knew I would love these. And it gave me a reason to use my mini muffin pan again. Plus it’s even easier to make than traditional pancakes because you don’t have to sit over a griddle flipping them. You just pop them into the oven and let them bake up into cute little muffins.

Remember how I was so excited earlier this week with my discovery of Sushi Ninjas? Well after my initial visit, their low menu prices made me think they would be a perfect feature for the Everyday Eats Meals under $10 section of San Diego Magazine. So this weekend, I stopped by their truck again. I had a chance to talk to the owners and got to check out some rolls and handrolls I didn’t get to try on my first trip. So if you’re interested, you can view more rolls and pictures not in my original post by clicking here.