Lester Farms – California Farm Water Tour

Lester Farms – California Farm Water Tour

In the five years I've been a blogger, I never would have imagined the opportunities or the incredible amount of knowledge I would gain as I traveled this path. This past weekend, I was with the California Farm Water Coalition, taking a tour of the Sacramento Valley and the northern…

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Arizona Adventures – The Grand Canyon

Arizona Adventures – The Grand Canyon

Hi friends! Today, I'm sharing a little trip down memory lane. Childhood is a funny thing. The memories you carry with you last forever. Recently, I went camping near the Grand Canyon. The last time I was there was in 1980. When we were in 1980, my thoughts ran along…

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Arizona Blogging Conference Travels

Arizona Blogging Conference Travels

Recently, I went to a blogging conference in Arizona, called Blended. Traveling brings me so much joy. Staying in hotels, flying on airplanes, attending conferences, navigating new cities on my own, learning new things, meeting new people and experiencing places I've never been before, I love it! This conference was…

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Bristol Farms Hatch Chile Roasting

Bristol Farms Hatch Chile Roasting

Hatch Chile Season is too short! It feels like you blink once and then they're gone. These delicious chiles are just another reason to savor each season and the fabulous produce that goes with it. As the sign says, it's now or next year! My friends from the Inland Empire…

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Peach Tea Lemonade Punch

Peach Tea Lemonade Punch

We had a brief respite from the sweltering heat this week. Next weeks forecast shows temperatures heading back into the 100+ range. Ugh. This is my least favorite season! However, even with the heat, the days are made better with cold drinks and good friends. I made this Peach Tea…

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San Joaquin Valley Farm Water Tour

San Joaquin Valley Farm Water Tour

July was a crazy month, that's for sure! Fortunately, among the crazy was a weekend of learning and fun. I was able to go on a Farm Tour of the San Joaquin Valley with the California Farm Water Coalition. We spent the weekend touring several different farms and learning a…

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Hello Orange County Fair!

Hello Orange County Fair!

Hi friends! Oh my gosh! This last month has been both amazing and terrible. My Mom fell the weekend we got back from our 30th Anniversary Trip and everything, and I do mean everything since then has been a rollercoaster of emotion and stress. Thankfully, I've had some bright spots…

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My Fat Dad – A Memoir

My Fat Dad – A Memoir

Too often, we don't think about the deep connection between food and family. We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of kids schedules or busy work lives. In Dawn Lerman's new book "My Fat Dad - A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes." Dawn details her…

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The Traveling Swirly Pan!

The Traveling Swirly Pan!

Do you believe certain things are worth the wait?  I do!  Three years ago, I was still a relatively new blogger and happily baking my heart out between work and family obligations.  My online friend Jenni Field had the brilliant idea to start a "Community Through Cake" and began "The…

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