Restaurant of the Moment: Corner House Cafe

Corner House Cafe

11815 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121


If you live in Carmel Valley or Sorrento Valley, Corner House Cafe must sound familiar! The family-owned business has been impressing our taste buds since 2000, and is a hot lunch spot due to it’s impressive menu, and central location. The cafe offers a wide array of food, anything from pizza to wraps, but specializes in hot and cold sandwiches.

As adults, sandwiches seem to be an underrated food group due to the fact that we consumed countless PB&J’s while growing up. After discovering Corner House, sandwiches have become a popular food item for us once again. The cafe uses quality meat, cheese, and bread to provide a hearty sandwich that makes you a repeat customer.

If you are in the mood for a hot sandwich, the “Iron man” is a fan favorite and consists of Grilled Chicken Breast, Avocado, Swiss, Honey Mustard Dressing, Tomato & Sprouts on Sourdough Bread. Our favorite cold sandwich is the “Turkey Avocado” that includes turkey Breast, jack, avocado, onion, tomato, lettuce & mayo on sourdough Bread.

Be sure to order the “special sauce” too…it’s a perfect compliment for any sandwich on the menu!

Parking is limited so be sure to allow enough time to find a spot!


Pinteresting Five: Halloween Goodies

Say goodbye to ordinary Halloween candy! These goodies are sure to impress this Halloween.

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Recipe: Savory Pumpkin Hummus


What You Need:


  1. Pulse lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and salt together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add garbanzo beans and olive oil and pulse until smooth. Add pumpkin, cumin, and cayenne pepper; process until well blended. Transfer hummus to a container with a lid and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Fold pumpkin seeds into hummus; garnish with paprika.


5 Tips For Choosing the Best Schools in San Diego for Your Child

Picking a school for your child is an important and big decision to make. Parents always want what’s best for their children and it’s imperative to make the right choice. Here are 5 things to keep in mind when selecting a school for your child!


Decide What You Want for Your Child. Which characteristics of the school are deal breakers and which characteristics are mandatory? It’s important to know exactly what you want to narrow down your options as a whole.

Location, Location, Location. Think about how your child will get to school. If the commute is no problem, then your options are open. However, this isn’t always the case with busy parents. Keep in mind if the school is within walking distance, if there is a school bus stop nearby, or if there is potential to join a carpool.

Choose the Style of Learning That is Best For Your Child. While it’s important to keep in mind what you want for your child, you also want what’s best for them. Traditional classrooms are not always the best fit for every child. There are a variety of schooling styles that tailor to your child’s needs from a private school to a charter school to a neighborhood public school.

Learn About Prospective Schools. What academic and nonacademic programs do they offer? How safe is the school? What is their mission? What kind of curriculum will be taught? What is their reputation like? There are a million things to learn about. Knowing your prospective school allows you to understand the school and their ideals. Do their ideals match what your ideals? You can find ratings for area public and private schools on

Observe Your Options. Once you have narrowed down your options, visit and observe the schools. Speak to the principal and faculty. Tour the institution. Look into the parental involvement available to you and how the community interacts with the school. You want to walk away feeling confident in your choice.

School hunting can be just time-consuming as house hunting, but finding the right school for your child will always be rewarding. Ask your Realtor about the local schools to help guide you in your search. Remember to keep in mind your needs and your child’s needs, while finding the perfect fit.

Restaurant of The Moment: Stratford Court Cafe

Stratford Court Cafe

1307 Stratford Ct, Del Mar, CA 92014

This house-turned-cafe is located on the popular Del Mar street, Stratford Ct, and has been a staple of locals for years! Walking distance from the beach, the delicious cafe offers quality homemade food that coincides perfectly with the healthy Del Mar lifestyle.

Good news for dog lovers, the cafe is very dog-friendly. It is rare that you will ever see less than five adorable dogs relaxing on the patio, and be sure not miss the picture of dog trainer extraordinaire, Cesar Millan, that is framed next to the register!

The beach-casual cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day, and makes some of the best hot drinks. If you are in the mood for breakfast, our go-to healthy item is the Powerhouse scramble that comes with with egg whites, soy sausage, spinach, tomato, feta cheese, black beans, and a spinach tortilla on the side. For lunch-lovers, the sandwiches are drool-worthy and are served with the best homemade cilantro pasta.

Before leaving, do yourself a favor and order the Comfort Bowl. Don’t let the name deceive you as it is a warm drink that consists of frothed soy milk, honey, and chamomile tea.  Although simple, it is surely one of the most delicious things we have ever been lucky enough to taste!

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Design Trends: Halloween Lawn Decor

Halloween is just around the corner so start clearing your lawns to make room for some of these awesome Halloween themed lawn decorations! Whether it’s carving out classic Jack-O-Lanterns, hanging up plastic skeletons, or another spooky idea from your imagination, give your lawn the power to let out screams and gasps this year. Below are some simple and easy decoration ideas to make your lawn the talk of the block on Halloween!

Show off your cinema knowledge by creating these tribute signs from classic horror films!

These simple signs are a cheap and great DIY activity to give your lawn a Halloween feel!


Although not particularly frightening, you can use scarecrows and Jack-O-Lanterns and set up an adorable pumpkin patch to bring attention to your lawn!

Combine funny and scary by positioning skeletons in ordinary, yet hilarious scenarios!



Recipe: Apple Butter Pork Loin


What You Need:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Season the pork loins with seasoning salt, and place them in a 9×13 inch baking dish or small roasting pan. Pour apple juice over the pork, and cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. While the pork is roasting, mix together the apple butter, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and cloves. Remove pork roasts from the oven, and spread with apple butter mixture.
  4. Cover, and return to the oven for 2 hours, or until fork-tender.