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Shake It Like a Shamrock

There are a few times a year that I love to truly indulge in something that I love. Growing up in Western New York, I lived through hot summers and freezing winters. But it was the beautiful spring and autumn that brought out my…

March 1, 2017
Entertaining Featured Food

4 Ways to Build a Mule Cocktail

There are few cocktails that I like more than a good old fashioned mule. If you’re not familiar with this drink, let me introduce you to the most common version: the Moscow Mule. Moscow Mule 4 oz. Barritt’s ginger beer 1 oz. lime juice…

February 22, 2017
Featured Food

Saucy Veggie Quesadillas

When Tyler and I first became a couple we were the king and queen of eating at restaurants and taking food to go. I actually worked in a restaurant and he was constantly on tour, so cooking never even crossed our minds. It was…

January 24, 2017
Featured Food

Recipe: Cinnamon Apple & Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash

Although California doesn’t offer your typical fall weather, I’ve found other ways to set the tone for the season. My favorite way? Through my personal love language: food! I rounded up a few of my favorite fall flavors and crafted a recipe to feed…

October 25, 2016
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Family Pizza Night!

I’ve been traveling a lot and to be honest, I’m totally worn out and ready to relax! I have family come into town this week and so my husband and I have been spending the majority of our time cleaning, catching up on work, and dealing…

October 18, 2016
Featured Food

Recipe: Raspberry Jalapeño Chicken

Hey y’all! We just got home from Hawaii today and we had SO much fun! Ziplining, tubing, watching dear friends get hitched — the works. We decided to take it easy to recuperate this Labor Day with a fun family meal, so on the…

September 5, 2016
Family Featured Food Parenting

Taste the Rainbow

I received a bunch of questions about the tableware I used in yesterday’s post: it’s from a brand called Re-Play Tableware! These products are made in the USA, BPA safe, and FDA approved. Plus, they’re made out of milk jugs. Seriously! Here’s a quick…

August 29, 2016
Family Featured Food Parenting

De-junking the Kitchen

You guys, this time next week I’ll be sitting on a beach in a bathing suit and I am not ready. Or at least my body isn’t. Gone are the days of randomly deciding to work out or cook healthy dinners that take forever…

August 28, 2016
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Five Things I Allow Myself to Indulge In

You always hear the saying that your life ends when you have a child. While I understand the concept of that expression, especially considering the time involved with making sure our boy is healthy, happy and safe, there are several aspects of my pre-parenthood life…

August 22, 2016
Featured Food Travel

Finding Me Time in Hollywood

Every once in awhile I have to slow down and remind myself to stop and smell the roses. I’m a busybody that overpacks my schedule, spends every waking moment with a toddler who doesn’t nap and sleeps 6 hours a night, and sets overly ambitious…

June 30, 2016
Featured Food Parties

Cupcakes & Cocktails

I spent Thursday night in Downtown Los Angeles networking on the balcony of a building overlooking the Staples Center (I heard Katt Williams performed that night!) for an event hosted by Cupcakes & Cocktails. It’s just what it sounds like: cupcakes infused with cocktails.…

June 25, 2016
Featured Food Giveaways

Mango Habanero Stuffed Peppers

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for a little over two weeks now and the one thing I’m still not over are all the food options in my area. Literally everything can be delivered (if I needed an outfit to wear out tonight it could…

June 17, 2016
Family Featured Food Parenting

I Deserve a Drink, Dammit

Last year was my first ever Mom’s Day. Fox was on month three of colic so intense that could take the paint off the walls and, to be honest, all I wanted was a little bit of peace. Tyler asked if he could surprise me…

May 6, 2016
Featured Food Travel

Two Mini-Announcements

Hi guys! I sucked you in with the picture of the donuts, didn’t I? This will be a super quick post to let you know two things: A) I am a featured contributor today on the World Market blog! See what I wrote here.…

April 12, 2016
Entertaining Featured Food

Mixology: The Sunburn

The days following rainfall here in San Diego are always my favorite. The pavement is cooled, grass is lush, and the temperature is perfect. We went out in the backyard today to feel the fresh air and as I rounded the corner the most…

March 12, 2016
Entertaining Featured Food

Mixology: Coconut Chai Hot Toddy

Since I’ve been intensely planning a trip for the past couple of days, I put myself in vacation mode a bit early with the most amazing cocktail and I have to share the recipe! It’s a creamy drink served hot that’s perfect for the…

February 19, 2016
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Entertaining Featured Food

Mixology: The Life Preserver

“Want to soak up life for a while in laid-back mode. No boss, no clock, no stress, no dress code.” I’m channeling me some Kenny Chesney today with a little No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems. (Except the shirt part, because no one wants…

January 29, 2016
Food

Game Day Cornbread Chili Recipe

I’m almost done planning Fox’s birthday and let me tell you, I’m so glad it falls on the big game day. This football theme is easy peasy! As I was firming up the menu I landed on a football party staple: chili.  You may know…

January 18, 2016