This cheesy pull-apart bread is full of melted cheddar cheese and smoky bacon bits.

I love pull apart breads. They are so fun to eat, pulling up each small piece of bread one at a time. It’s one of my favorite tv-viewing/game day snacks.


This easy microwave mug cake is inspired by the seasonal salted caramel mocha drink from Starbucks.

I’m not quite sure why Salted Caramel Mocha is a seasonal drink, but I’ve ordered it a few times to change things up from the copious amounts of pumpkin spice lattes I’ve been drinking. This cake is moist, fluffy, with hints of cocoa, coffee and salted caramel. The additional salted caramel drizzle and whipped cream made it even better.


This past Saturday was the San Diego Night Market, an open air market inspired by the ones throughout Asia. This is the second year that the market has taken place. We attended the event last year and didn’t have much fun, but this year promised to be better. The Convoy District really learned from the previous year, securing a new location, a designated parking lot with free shuttle buses, etc. Heck, they even managed to have the mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer, present to officially start the event.

To ensure that we would have a better experience, we also had our own game plan. We arrived early, before doors even opened for the event, so that we’d be one of the first to get inside. I had already researched all the food vendors and what they would be offering, and we had plans to split up to reach as many as vendors as possible, before reconvening and sharing the food.

There were about 50 vendors present, with about two dozen offering food and drinks. Many were local businesses and some were night market only vendors that I’ve also seen at the 626 night market.

Food:

We tried to tackle the food vendors that were either offering something unique or something that fits in with the night market theme.

Supernatural Sandwiches, one of my favorite sandwich shops in San Diego, offered a mouthwatering menu of night market themed items that they don’t normally serve.

Grilled Dried Squid Salad