Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide

Hi friends! Recently on the radio, I heard a survey saying most people would rather go to someone's house for Thanksgiving, instead of hosting themselves. The main reason given was they didn't want to clean the house twice - once to get ready for guests, then again after everyone leaves.…

Continue Reading

Cuisine del Sol & Special Olympics

Cuisine Del Sol & Special Olympics

Hi friends! There is something wonderful about the combination of good food and great causes. They just go together! Case in point, the Cuisine del Sol Cookbook that combines recipes from Los Angeles' celebrated chefs and restaurants in support of Special Olympics Southern California! The Special Olympics of Southern Californias…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Summer Ice Cream Treats!

Summer Ice Cream Treats!

Temperatures are finally warming up, which means Summer is almost here.   Between Memorial Day celebrations, Labor Day parties, Fourth of July picnics and barbecues, three family birthdays (and a new grandbaby due any minute!) plus a family wedding, this is going to be a summer to remember!  With all…

Continue Reading

Dear North,

Dear North,

Back in March, I attended Expo West and was fortunate enough to meet some great companies, with fabulous new products.  One of the newer products that stood out to my seafood-loving-heart, was Dear North, Dear North is a company whose owners are Alaska Natives with roots in Glacier Bay.  They…

Continue Reading