Jerky-LT sandwich

Jerky Heaven [Giveaway] + WIAW

I'm a snack junkie. If I'm honest I'd rather snack and have a meal.  If you're a snacker like me, you can imagine my excitement when I received a GIANT box of jerky from Jack Link's.  Turkey jerky, teriyaki turkey jerky, chicken jerky... it is basically outdoor snacking deliciousness. And by outdoors, I don't just mean sports (though Vegas and my favorite softball snack is jerky). … [Read More...]


Oversharing and Golfing [WIAW]

We all learned to share in pre-school. Some of us learned better than others...  I'm alright at it... until it's food. … [Read More...]

Madi and Mom with uni

The Strange But Good Truth About Uni

Some people might not agree with me on this one. A couple of them are in my family. Uni is delicious.  Uni refers to the edible part of a sea urchin.  I'd had it before in sushi dishes, but this week while my family was here I split a whole one with my mom at Ironside. It's spikes were … [Read More...]

Carne crudo asada toast with quail egg, cotija, and jalapeno

Entertaining My Family in San Diego [WIAW]

My mom and baby sister are here. Watch out San Diego!  I haven't seen my family since leaving Atlanta in February.  I've been looking forward to having my mom and one of my sisters here for weeks!  Naturally, the first thing I did way try to kill them with an 8 mile hike in 90 degree temps. … [Read More...]

S'mores Brownies

Freedom for All 4th of July Recipes

Any holiday that involves good food is my favorite. Bonus if it includes fireworks. This 4th of July I have no clue what we will do... it's my first not in Atlanta.  Usually I run the Peachtree Road Race... maybe I'll run my own 10K?  Or maybe I'll just have a marathon cooking … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Stout Caramel Corn

Peanut Butter Stout Caramel Corn [Recipe]

Peanut Butter Stout Caramel Corn. I don't think this needs much of an intro. San Diego has an amazing craft beer culture.  Vegas and I have made it our mission to try it all.  #sorryimnotsorry But beer isn't just for drinking - it also makes for some strange but good kitchen experiments. … [Read More...]

Sex or Bacon

Asian Lentil Salad & Salmon [Recipe] + WIAW

I'm large and in charge! Vegas is out of town - watch out. That's right.  I'm without supervision this week.  Not just because Vegas is gone though - I'm also hosting Jen's What I Ate Wednesday! And I made myself bacon. … [Read More...]

Bacon Dijon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Dijon Deviled Eggs [Recipe]

I love the incredible, edible egg. As long as it's scrambled or over easy. My egg-love is conditional.  I could eat runny yolked eggs all day, every day.  My second choice is scrambled.  Hardboiled eggs I can tolerate, but I don't like the yolks when they're hard.  And - despite being Southern - … [Read More...]

Strawberry Açaí Protein Bowl

Strawberry Açaí Protein Bowl [Recipe]

Are you pronouncing "açaí" correctly? Are you pronouncing it at all? Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) bowls are all the rage in California.  And with good reason - they are delicious!  They're also $13. … [Read More...]