Wanderlust: An Adventure of Selflessness

The notion of travel among a majority of the U.S. population is that of retreat.  We head out-of-town, out of country to escape the lives we currently live, to relax, to get present.  Yet, it has occurred to me in my adventures around the world that travel is an opportunity to immerse yourself, to learn... Continue Reading →

Your Next Holiday Favorite: Dry-Aged Prime Rib Roast

Looking for the perfect star entrée for a holiday meal can be a daunting task, especially if your going out on the limb to try something new.  Last year I stepped out of my turkey box and tested Guy Fieri's Dry-Aged Prime Rib Roast and can safely say it was nothing short of EXCELLENT and easy!... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Blogger Bake Sale, Artisanal LA, Canal Parade & Handmade Gift Fair!

Eat My Blog Charity Bake Sale  An annual event where local foodie bloggers will bake homemade goodies for all to eat. When: Dec 10  Where: Pita Jungle, Pasadena  When: 10am-4pm  Cost: Free Entry Artisanal LA Holiday Pop Up Shop  Explore LA's finest local, sustainable, and handmade edibles. When: Dec 11  Where: Armory Center, Pasadena  When: 10am-6pm  Cost: $5 Renegade Craft Fair - 2nd Annual... Continue Reading →

DIY Wonders, Great Gifts, & Holiday Themed Eats!

1.  Circular Cardboard Shadow Box, Instructables  2.  Ikea Kitchen Cart Re-Model, the kitchn  3.  Succulent Picture, Better Homes & Garden  4.  WIne Bottle Lights, tasteofhome 1.  Stache Glasses, Modern Madness  2.  Sugar. Salt. Pepper., Paulova  3. Lolie Envelope Clutch, Bagatelles and Co.  4.  Tasamine Osher Pedal Pod, Remodelista  5.  Footed Cutting Board, Grey Works Design   1.  Spinach... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

I am not a baker.  Actually if I am being severely honest, I don't think I even bake more than once every two years.  Seriously, not even from a box. The problem is measurements, I don't do them very well.  When I cook from recipes I just glance at the measures and most of the time... Continue Reading →

Holiday Dishes Starred Favorite

Thanksgiving this year was an enormous success, but there were a few dishes that ranked supreme in our minds.  Check out the below recipes for dishes that will not only please, but ones you'll talk about for days! Citrus Brine, Aromatic Stuffed, Pancetta-Roasted Turkey If you have been keeping up with my turkey efforts this... Continue Reading →

This Weekend December 3 – 4: Holiday Cheer Events, Olive Oil Tastings & Trunk Show

HOLIDAY CHEER EVENTS Downtown on Ice  Our 70 degree weather doesn't lend itself kindly to those looking for the feelings of Christmas, but Pershing Square has the remedy.  Each year they transform the park into a holiday-themed hangout, complete with ice-skating rink and twinkling skyscrapers. When:  Nov 17 - Jan 16  Where:  Pershing Square  Cost:... Continue Reading →

Weekend Getaway: To Wine Country

Vineyards. Vino. California. Sonoma, Napa Valley, perhaps?  Not this time.  I am biased toward a smaller, less renown (for now) vino destination.  One where the vines grow strong, the grapes plentiful and the vino bottled with just as much expertise as passion.  A seemingly forgotten or unknown destination for both NorCo and SoCo dwellers.  One... Continue Reading →

Last Year’s Bird, This Year’s Improvements

I have never been one of those people who feels as if there comes a time when a recipe is perfect and could not benefit from a tweek here or there.  I am of the nature that there is always something I could do or change that would make all the difference in the world... Continue Reading →

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