There is a restaurant here in San Diego called The Fish Market, that is an institution. My family has been eating there for years and recently the downtown location suffered a devastating grease fire that burned the top floor and caused over a million dollars in damage. Suffice to say, the restaurant is currently closed. I am not much of a fish fan, but I still loved going there for their Warm Spinach Salad with Kalamata Olives and Feta – which I think is a testament to that fact that I would brave a fish restaurant just for a salad. It’s that good. So I wanted to share the recipe to make this at home, since I won’t be visiting there for a bit and I might need a fix.
It’s AVOCADO season here in California, which means the stores are stocked to the brim with fresh, ripe, creamy California Avocados for next to nothing. I mean, sure we have avocado year round, but now is the time when you can get them for like 50 cents each, which is pretty dang cheap and begs to answer the question “What are you going to make today?”. Usually my go to is guacamole, or a turkey sandwich piled high, but I wanted something a little more sinful for my avocado craving and so I went with with California Chili Fries!Continue Reading
Day two of my Grilled Cheese Week is all about breakfast! Woo! I am a HUGE fan of breakfast, and I love sweet breakfast the most. French Toast, Waffles, Pancakes, you name it! I love it all. I knew that I wanted to do a sweet grilled cheese amongst all the savory ones this week, because sweet grilled cheese sounds amazing! So I came up with a Strawberry Grilled Cream Cheese Sandwich! Plus it’s sort of just fun and different, and could be used as a fun dessert as well. I like switching it up when it comes to food and recipes – if you haven’t noticed.Continue Reading
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I think mustard is my favorite condiment. Is that weird? My husband’s is gravy, which I don’t feel is really a condiment, but I applaud his devotion to humor. We have to have like 10 different kinds of mustard in our fridge at this exact moment. Spicy, tangy, sweet, savory, it doesn’t matter, mustard is the ultimate condiment. And to me, there is nothing better than a perfectly grilled burger, smothered in yellow mustard, secret sauce, onions, pickles and lettuce.Continue Reading
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I think you’ve heard me mention my love for Mexican food, and how I live in San Diego and how the two are synonymous with each other. For real! If you ever come visit San Diego, check out any delicious Mexican food stand, or restaurant and bask in the glory of the amazing fare you are about to indulge in. One of the best things on the menus around here are Carne Asada Fries, golden crispy delicious fries, smothered and covered in Mexican anything and everything under the sun. It’s seriously sinful. In fact, for me, it’s just a bit TOO sinful, so I took it upon myself to create a much healthier version of this San Diego delicacy – Pollo Asada Sweet Potato Fries!Continue Reading
Yes, I know Easter has passed. But here’s the thing, 4 words. Cadbury Creme Egg Cheesecake. Right?!
Just pin it for next year, or any time you’re craving Cadbury Creme Eggs, or make it for Halloween and use the Scream Eggs! Or just use my cheesecake recipe, because it’s to die for. I’m serious. I am asked to make this cheesecake all the time. It takes about 24 hours to make – cooking plus set up time – so I rarely make it unless it’s for a big occasion. But, I promise, it’s worth it.Continue Reading
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I have a crazy sweet tooth. Have I mentioned that before? Around here, if it’s got chocolate, in it, on it, or near it, it’s fair game. My husband isn’t much for sweets, but he can scarf down some chocolate like nobody’s business. Before he and I started dating, I used to have a food blog. A little old food blog that I didn’t know what I was doing with. All I knew was that I loved food, and I loved cooking, and I wanted to share it with the world (I guess the “world” just wasn’t ready for it!)
I have quite a few recipes over there that need to eventually make it over here, and I used to post a few as a Throwback Thursday post, but I haven’t in awhile. I know today is Wednesday, so this isn’t really a “Throwback Thursday” post. Let’s call it a “Wayback Wednesday” post, shall we? I have been meaning to make these for ages. They are my husband’s favorite cookie, and I just haven’t had the time to do it, but today is the day! Those tax refund checks are rolling in across the land, and it’s time to cash them out and head to the store for cookie making supplies with this nifty little phone I picked up the other day.Continue Reading
Some of my fondest memories with my dad were holiday breakfasts. He used to always do it up really fancy for us kids to make us feel really special. And as we guzzled down our meal, he would say “It does my heart good to see you kids eat.” It wasn’t, of course, until I had kids that I could truly understand his sentiment on the subject of watching your kids scarf down a healthy meal and enjoy themselves. One of my favorite things my dad used to make were waffles. I loved helping him make the batter, prep the waffle iron and watch the steam rise. These Fruity Pebble and Banana Belgian Waffles are of course a little over my father’s skill set, but I think he would have enjoyed watching his grand kids scarf them down.
Yesterday was April Fools Day.
Around here, it’s a big deal because my husband picks on us all year round, and this day is the day where we get to get him back. My instagram feed was filled with all our innocent pranks, from putting bathtub dye tablets into the toilet and toilet tank, so when you flush the blue water, it comes back pink! – to Audrey making Charlie a box of “Brown E’s” for dessert. We even glued googly eyes and mustaches to everything in the fridge! But my favorite pranks I played on my family, was messing with their food. Because I am an evil genius.Continue Reading
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Oh, my! For the past few days I swear, I have been LIVING off gelatin. It’s very surgery friendly, goes down smooth and tastes good. They pumped me full of it at the hospital! I swear I ate like 12 cups of it in a 24 hour period. OK, maybe not 12, but it was a lot. The nurses kept bringing it to me cuz they stock it like medical supplies at the nurses station on the recovery floor – for pudding I had to call down to the kitchen and order it. Such a pain, so Jell-O was the main staple of my “liquid diet”.
I had that lifted as soon as I heard it was pot roast for dinner! So when I got home, I was craving some gelatin! Like CRAZY! And since the College Basketball Final Four is happening soon, I thought why not create a delicious and fun gelatin snacks for parties?! It’s a creative “drink” that’s easily shared with friends while watching the basketball game at your place or theirs, so I created a Cherry Coke Float Jelly, because who wouldn’t want one? These are so fun and really taste almost exactly like a Cherry Coke Float! Careful not to eat them all!Continue Reading