Cauliflower in a Noodle? Yes, Please!

The following content is sponsored by Noodles and Company. All opinions are my own. Ready to try the next good thing on the noodle scene? Caulifloodles, cauliflower-infused rigatoni contain a full serving of veggies, taste delicious, and are available for take-out. 2019 has been the year of the vegetable for me and my family. Back […]

How to Make Healthy Choices When Eating Out

shrimp on fork over bowl of zoodles

The following content is sponsored by Noodles and Company. All opinions are my own. Want to eat healthfully and still enjoy letting someone else make dinner? Here are some tips for making healthy choices when eating out. Over the past few years, between writing cookbooks and battling a thyroid condition, I’ve put on more than […]

Staycation Eats in San Diego

Staycationing? Just visiting San Diego? Either way, here are some tips for enjoying the best of both worlds in San Diego. One of my complaints about vacations is that the food is not always up to par. If you’ve never visited the destination before, every meal you eat is an experiment. You might find a […]

A Review of Pizza Port

Check out one of four Pizza Port locations for tasty grub and grog. Now that our kids are getting bigger, it’s easier for hubby and I to go on regular date nights. It helps that we’re out of debt, too. What’s funny is that our typical expenditures don’t exceed $20 for a date now that […]

A Culinary Staycation (or Vacation) in San Diego

Eat your way to happiness in San Diego. You know me. I love to eat. And eat to live. Not always in that order. But always with relish. (Not of the sweet pickle variety.) Sharing great meals is a big part of our family’s culture. Eating out is an adventure. And so is cooking together. […]

The Broken Yolk: Good Cheap Eats in California

Looking for a great breakfast in San Diego? Try The Broken Yolk. Breakfast out has been a tradition in our family since before we were a family. Some of my first dates with hubs were breakfast dates. It’s hubby’s favorite meal of the day — and his favorite for dining out. While some may eschew the […]

A Trip to Ty’s Burger House

Date nights are those occasions when hubs and I experiment with new restaurants. Since there are just two of us, we can try a new place out, keep the bill at a manageable level — and still enjoy some peaceful alone time. Over the last year we’ve tried to bust out of our standard Chipotle/Chick-Fil-A […]

Restaurant Dining on a Budget

Our family loves to eat out, but with eight mouths to feed, our restaurant adventures can be rather expensive — or simply limited. Attempting to establish healthier eating habits this year as well as to use what we have in the pantry, fridge, and freezer have been natural controls on how much restaurant or take out […]