Hotel Legend Saint Germain by Elegancia (Paris)

I have an obsession researching and documenting the hotels I stay at, but I’ve been pretty bad about actually writing about my experiences. I’m going to attempt to try to blog about my hotel stays on weekends, starting with the lovely...more

Willie Mae’s Scotch House

One of the best bites of my New Orleans trip was the famous fried chicken from Willie Mae’s Scotch House. The fried chicken has been lauded as...more

Bacon Wrapped Eggplant Fries

For your Super Bowl Sunday recipe consideration, may I suggest these bacon wrapped eggplant fries brushed with a light glaze of honey sriracha sauce? One of my favorite appetizer recipes have been my bacon wrapped avocado fries. But I think these may be even better ....more

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches are kicked up a notch...more

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Dickey’s BBQ Pit, a Texas-based BBQ chain, recently opened in the Genessee Plaza, next to the also fairly new Blaze Pizza. If you’ve been paying attention, there’s been a slew of new restaurant openings in the Genessee Plaza and the Balboa Mesa Plaza across the street. I had my doubts about eating at a BBQ chain, but my favorite BBQ in San Diego, Coop’s, is a little far of a drive, so I’m always on the lookout to try to find something closer ....more

Skinny Chocolate Ice Cream Mug Cake

This skinny chocolate ice cream mug cake is only 3 ingredients and about 180 calories. It’s the perfect little sweet treat. I’ve shared this recipe on the blog before, but I thought it was time for a reminder, especially with so many people trying to eat healthier to start the new year ....more

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck

The Hello Kitty Cafe truck made a brief appearance in San Diego this past Saturday. The Hello Kitty Cafe...more

Evolution Fresh Juice

The beginning of the week is when I try to eat the most healthy: a lot of vegetables, some juicing, etc. Time to balance out all the sweets, fried foods, and other unhealthy eats from the weekend. Recently, I was invited to try Evolution Fresh’s new line of green juices as part of their 3 Days to Green Movement campaign ....more

Movie Romance Versus Real Life Romance

We were enjoying a breakfast of beignets piled high with powdered sugar when this incident happened. Mr. P completely took the romance out of that gesture we always see in the movies when he pretended he was going to lick off any sugar left on my mouth ....more

Prepkitchen Del Mar (Restaurant Week Preview)

San Diego Restaurant Week is almost here again. This year it runs from January 18-24, and for the first time, it includes a Saturday. Earlier this week, I was invited to preview the restaurant week menu at Prepkitchen Del Mar, which is part of the Whisknladle hospitality group ....more