Bacon Beer Cheese Dip (Aka: Game Day Dip)

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Bacon Beer Cheese Dip (Aka: Game Day Dip) Recipe by Makeeze Recipes

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light cream chees,green onions,garlic powder,reduced-fat cheese,red pepper flakes,beer,crumbles

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Peet’s New K-Cups

DSC01438_TEXTWhen I moved out to California a couple of months ago I had never really heard of Peet’s. Then I saw them popping up everywhere I went. Their coconut flavored iced latte and their new matcha latte won me over and I now love going to Peet’s (I go almost too much). This past week, Peet’s treated me to a cup of coffee at home. They just announced they are coming out with new K-cup packs and wanted me to try them out. I happily obliged as you all know how much I love my coffee.

peet's k cupsTo start, they’re coming out with a medium and deep roast. Their Cafe Domingo was my favorite I’d have to say. I go for more of a lighter flavor and this one had hints of toffee in it. And I’m definitely a cream and sugar coffee drinker. The Major Dickason’s was smooth and rich. I’m pretty happy I now have an excuse to use my Keurig, especially when I don’t feel like going out for coffee. Let me know in the comments, how do you like your coffee?

peet's coffee and tea

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Sakana, Santa Barbara

As some of you know, I love sushi. I could probably eat it every day if mercury poisoning was the “in” thing this year. I was able to take a last-minute trip to Santa Barbara for a night and Jon talked me into going for sushi (which wasn’t hard). Tucked away in the Montecito shopping center you may just overlook this little sushi restaurant but it’s OH so worth it. We had heard about Sakana from some friends and decided to take a trip over. There was a bit of a wait but the hostess gave us a ring when our table was ready so we were able to walk around the little plaza.

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The restaurant has a very casual feel to it. They put all of the decoration into their sushi.

 

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The menu at Sakana can be a bit intimidating. They have so many sushi rolls you don’t even know what to do with yourself. So instead of trying to flip a coin to decide (we would’ve needed lots of coins), we sat back and let the chef do his thing and decide on what to feed us. I think he did a very good job.

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To start we received their habanero yellowtail roll and the merry go round roll. It was phenomenal and we knew we were in good hands.Sakana, Santa Barbara, Sushi -acaffeiantedbrunette.com

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Sakana, Santa Barbara, Sushi -acaffeiantedbrunette.comNext came a big boat of fish.
Sakana, Santa Barbara, Sushi -acaffeiantedbrunette.comVery fresh and delicious fish of all sorts.
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The sushi just kept coming. My mouth and belly were in awe and oh so happy. The next roll we received was their blackened yellowtail roll. Sakana, Santa Barbara, Sushi -acaffeiantedbrunette.com

Sakana, Santa Barbara, Sushi -acaffeiantedbrunette.comAnd last but not least the lobster melt.
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Sakana, Santa Barbara, Sushi -acaffeiantedbrunette.comFrom the presentation to the sushi’s unique flavor Sakana will have you coming back for more. Sakana is one of the best places I have had sushi so far in my life actually. Definitely in the top three and I plan on going back very soon. You can find Sakana at 1046 Coast Village Rd in Santa Barbara. You won’t be disappointed.

Happy Eating!

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What’s in the Bag? -San Diego

It has been absolutely beautiful out. 70-75 degree weather everyday, perfect for day trips -which I’ve been doing a lot of.

I thought it might be a bit fun to venture away from food today and try something new. So for my little day trips I’ll give you guys a peek into my bag.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteI’ve been wanting to get down to San Diego since I got to LA and we found the perfect day to do it. I couldn’t wait to head down there and we were meeting a new friend, Gabe, from Strght. He makes these awesome hand etched skateboards and was kind enough to show us around.

I usually try to pack light but I like taking my iPad around just in case I quickly need something besides my phone. I also have been trying to do a bit more reading so if anyone has any suggestions on some of your favorite books I’d love to hear them. Besides the iPad, almost everything is an essential that I take with me on a daily basis.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteA few weeks ago I ordered a bag from Timbuk2. I was so excited for it to come. They’re made right in San Francisco and I am so happy with it. (They are also customizable.) The bag is waterproof on the inside, great for bringing around every day or on little trips. It showed its stuff the other night when there was a group of men behind us at dinner doing sake shots. The shots pooled all over the floor. My new bag unfortunately got the short end of it but was perfectly fine with a little wipe off and drying.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteEssentials: 

Papyrus Journal: I always take around a journal to remember specific restaurants, recommendations I receive and blog posts I think up along the way. Although it was a bit more expensive than a regular notebook (which it’s on sale now!), I love my papyrus journal. It’s so pretty it makes me want to write in it.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated Brunette

Grado Headphones: The family of Grado headphones are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and they make amazing headphones. (Check out their wooden ones, they’re awesome) They also make their headphones right out of Brooklyn, NY. Couldn’t get any better than that right? The sound quality on their in ears is phenomenal. I take my Grados everywhere I go. They’re perfect on my walks around town or sitting in the coffee shop (or you can use them for a run, if you like doing that kind of thing).

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteFossil Wallet: Well, you can’t go anywhere without your wallet right? Unless you’re a very lucky girl I guess. I love my fossil wallet because I can just grab it on the go or pop it in my bag. It’s also very durable and cute I must say.

Extras:

  • EOS mint lip balm
  • Pretty apartment keys
  • My droid razr maxx (please new iPhone come out soon!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Betty Loumanizer (for a bit of shine on your eyes, cheeks or lips)

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