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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
Recipe
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
Food

Spicy Game Time Seattle Hot Dogs

Fox’s first birthday lands on the big game day, so we are planning a family party (relatives will be flying in from Northern California, New York, and North Carolina!) to celebrate our little guy during festivities. Lots of family and football equates to one thing:…

January 12, 2016
Food

Creating New Traditions (Plus Bacon + Squash Farfalle Recipe!)

Over the holidays I talked a lot about my family’s deep rooted traditions and recipes, which brought up a thought that never crossed my mind before: I’m unconsciously failing at creating my own traditions. I’m now on a mission to start our own activities…

January 6, 2016
Featured Food

Honey Walnut Panna Cotta

Happy Monday everyone! I had a busy weekend filled with friends, cooking, and making big plans. Tyler’s 31st birthday is tomorrow and we are heading to Disneyland for a couple days, but before we hit the road I want to let you know about a…

December 7, 2015
Featured Food

Cozy Winter Mitten Cookies

It’s Cyber Monday and I am combing the Internet for deals on cold weather clothes. If you’re a frequent reader you’re probably thinking, “Um, you live in California – why would you need those?” And the answer is simple: for the first time in six…

November 30, 2015
Featured Food Holidays

Two Sweet and Salty Recipes + $10 PayPal Giveaway!

The day after Thanksgiving always marks the day that we put up our “family” Christmas tree. We love the holiday season around here so we technically have two trees – one that goes up pretty much right after Halloween that’s more for show (white lights,…

November 27, 2015
Food

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Let me start off with a disclaimer by stating that I come from a big Italian family. Expressive conversations, loads of food, and warm greetings litter my memories of childhood. I was lucky enough to spend a significant amount of time during the day with…

November 26, 2015
DIY Entertaining Featured Food Holidays Parties

Cherish the Present

Something funny happens when you get older. People tend to move away, get married and have children – everything changes. So when the holidays roll around it’s always interesting to see how deep-seated traditions stir into new ones. I’ve mentioned in past posts that…

November 25, 2015
Featured Food

Cinnamon Roll & Almond Stuffed Baked Apples

When I was small, our Christmas tree went up the day after Thanksgiving without fail. The boxes were brought down from the attic and my family spent the day unwrapping ornaments from bubble wrap and newspaper, reminiscing about when and where they were purchased. We…

November 23, 2015
Food

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LegendaryTailgate #CollectiveBias Yesterday my hometown team donned all red for Thursday Night Football and I was ready for a homestyle tailgate. It’s been getting cooler here in San…

November 12, 2015