Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread A while back I made banana bread using a recipe that got rave reviews, and I didn’t like it at all.  It was very, very dense, with not much flavor other than banana.  Since then, I haven’t made banana nut bread in a while.  Fast forward to this past weekend, with a […]

Tastefully Simple and a Giveaway

Tastefully Simple and a Giveaway

Tastefully Simple and a Giveaway Update: please note this giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Debbie (#26) who won the giveaway. Happy Monday! Or not…Here’s my attempt to make Monday a little better with this giveaway. I recently was provided with a few Tastefully Simple products to sample from their spring/summer line: 29 minute citrus […]

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste Chengdu Taste has been one of the buzziest new restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley since its opening, with lines out the door at all hours. It got even more popular after being reviewed by Jonathan Gold. After seeing my brother’s photos from his visit to Chengdu this summer and recommendations from friends, […]

Nobu (Restaurant Week Preview)

Nobu (Restaurant Week Preview)

Nobu (Restaurant Week Preview) San Diego Restaurant Week is just a few days away (September 20-27). I’m so glad they started including weekends as it gives me a lot more time to take advantage of restaurant week and explore new places. I already spent quite a lot of time checking out all the menus and […]

Cascal Natural Sodas and a giveaway!

Cascal Natural Sodas and a giveaway!

Cascal Natural Sodas and a giveaway! Please note: This giveaway is now closed. The winner is #5 Michele! Cascal sodas are fermented drinks made with natural juices. The result is a taste similar to wine coolers but without the alcohol. I was already a fan of the drinks when Cascal contacted me to see if […]

Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant During my short trip to NYC, one of my top “must visits” was Doughnut Plant. It did not disappoint. In fact, we loved it so much that we went twice during our three day stay. I first learned about Doughnut Plant when it was featured on an episode of “Throwdown With Bobby Flay” […]

Vessel Restaurant inside Kona Kai Resort

Vessel Restaurant inside Kona Kai Resort

Vessel Restaurant inside Kona Kai Resort   The Kona Kai Resort in San Diego recently underwent more than $20 million of renovations. Last month, Mr. K and I were invited to check out the revamped Vessel Restaurant for a 6-course dinner tasting event. Tomato & Burrata I really love burrata cheese. The burrata served during […]

AMC Amazing Update

AMC Amazing Update

AMC Amazing Update I did a short post on the renovated AMC La Jolla back in August when it was still finishing up. I recently went back and got to see the finished product and wanted to do an updated post sharing all the new features. AMC Amazing is what they are calling the theaters […]