About: Jenny


I’m Jenny and I currently reside in San Diego, California. I’m originally from southern Ohio, so my culinary style is Midwest by stock and Southern Cali by flavor. I’m a freelance food writer and also author a dessert blog/website that guarantees to take readers on a crazy, wild ride of classic desserts with a twisted, modern edge made much easier. I may teeter between PG13 and Rated R, but I will always leave room for the imagination. Stop by and say “Hi” at www.VintageSugarcube.com




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Posts by Jenny

Jenny Wenny Cakes

For a long time I was pretty jazzed with making cupcakes from a box mix and the addition of a dollap of sour cream, and calling it made from scratch.  Those days may not be 100% over, but tasting Jenny Wenny Cakes definitely opened my eyes to how a real cupcake should taste.  I’ve been […]

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Benny’s Mexican Food]

When I moved to the Golden Hill neighborhood nine-years-ago, a friend told me that I had to try the burgers at Benny’s.  I was a bit hesitant, as Benny’s is known for their wide variety of quick Mexican cuisine, but I gave their burgers a whirl and nine years later, I’m still going back for […]

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Progress]

I know exactly what you’re thinking, “what does that cool store in the trendy South Park neighborhood with the mid-century modern Danish vibe have to do with diving deep for something greasy and crispy”?  Well, as much as I love hidden gems with delicious crispy goodness, I equally love a luxurious cup of coffee.  Go […]

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Panchitas Bakery]

If you’re in the mood to bring something sweet and glam to your next party, while still having time to get yourself looking snappy and snazzy, I have the 411.  These dark chocolate covered coconut macaroons have wowed kids, grandpas, foodies and picky palates.  The secret is to put the pedal to the metal and head […]

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Miramar Speed Circuit]

I approach my vittles the same way I approach my never ending “where did you find that” wardrobe;  I dive deep people, I dive really deep.  That perfect vintage dress was probably from a friend of a friend’s online shop in Minnesota or snatched up at the most unassuming yard sale.  I learned to dive […]

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Surati Farsan Mart]

In the Indian language of Gujarati, Surati Farsan Mart translates to sweets and snacks.  For me, a spicy, cozy $5 dollar lunch while watching R-rated Bollywood hits has always been more than worth the drive up highway 15.  A luscious gem off Black Mountain road serving Indian style tapas, spicy, crunchy snacks, sweet, nut-filled candies & […]

Dive Deep for Deliciousness [Food Bowl Market]

For my first Culinary Creative review, it’s only appropriate I chat a bit about my absolute favorite neighborhood grocery, “Food Bowl Market” in Southpark on the corner of Fern and Cedar Street. Besides being able to buy groceries, wine, mexican pastries and any humanly imaginable part of a cow, they bring the hot sizzle when […]