Bowls of Plenty by Carolynn Carreno

Bowls Of Plenty By Carolynn Carreno

Hi friends! Have you jumped on "The Bowl" bandwagon yet? I'm sure you've seen the beautiful pictures of breakfast bowls all over Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. They look delicious, but I have no clue how to put one together. Thankfully, James Beard award-winning food writer Carolynn Carreno brings these one-dish…

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Jet Tila 101 Asian Dishes

Jet Tila 101 Asian Dishes

Hi friends! This food blogging journey has provided opportunities I never thought would be possible. One of the biggest blessings has been attending media events at Melissa's Produce. I've met many of my culinary heroes there. Most recently, this includes Chef Jet Tila, who was promoting his first cookbook "101…

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Planning a Perfect Picnic!

Planning A Perfect Picnic!

Hi friends! Do you remember this guy and his penchant for stealing picnic baskets? Poor Ranger Smith, always trying to keep Yogi from having the perfect picnic. Or should I say the perfect "Pic - A - Nic" basket? While Spring and Summer seem to be favorites for picnics, there…

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Mediterranean Farro Salad

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Hi friends! I had the best time at the OC Fair on Friday. Mediterranean Farro Salad was on the menu, along with savory Roasted Zucchini Butter! Man, oh, man! I wish I could have taken all of you with me, sat you down in the front row and shared every…

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OC Fair 2017 – Behind the Scenes!

OC Fair 2017 – Behind The Scenes!

Hi friends! Summer is in full swing here. Temperatures are creeping into the triple digits. The humidity is doing quite a number on my hair too. I feel like a giant Q-tip when I go outside. Does that happen to anyone else? Man! Hair clips are my best friend right…

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Meeting Deborah Madison

Meeting Deborah Madison

Hi friends! Today, we're taking a trip to Melissa's Produce to meet award-winning Author (of 14 different cookbooks!) Deborah Madison. Deborah Madison is an advocate for farmers and local farmers markets. She is well known for her seasonal and vegetable based cooking. Her latest cookbook "In My Kitchen" takes you…

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“Dorie’s Cookies” at Melissa’s Produce!

“Dorie’s Cookies” At Melissa’s Produce!

Hi friends! Baking season is in full swing! If you're like most, you're probably making cookies for the holidays! I have a list of seasonal favorites, plus another dozen (or more) new things I want to try. It's what happens when you're a wee bit cookie obsessed. These gorgeous cookie…

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Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria

Zapien’s Salsa Grill And Taqueria

Hi friends! Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a media lunch for the grand re-opening of Zapien's Salsa Grill and Taqueria in Pico Rivera, California. We had a wonderful meal and watched a cooking demonstration by Chef and co-owner Marco Zapien. This little family…

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