Imperfect Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Imperfect Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Hi friends! We are just a few weeks away from Christmas! As you may know, I am a cookbook junkie. It's true. I mean, what decent food blogger likes books that involve food? Crazy! I am also terrible at shopping in advance. You can call me Last minute Lucy. So…

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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.…

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30 Day Gratitude Challenge

30 Day Gratitude Challenge

Hi friends!! Thanks for being here! Can I share something with you? I'm so grateful for you. Sincerely, I appreciate you. I'm humbled you chose to spend a few moments reading my blog. Thank you! Truthfully, those are words we should say (and hear) more often. Thank you. What a…

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Valley Fig Growers Road Trip!

Valley Fig Growers Road Trip!

Did you know there are over 1,600 varieties of Figs in the world? That's just one of the fun fig facts I learned while attending the Valley Fig Growers Road Trip last month! It was a true "road trip" as a dozen bloggers from all over the West Coast shared…

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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…

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Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary to My Imperfect Kitchen!  Hi friends! Six years ago this week, I started this blog.  Six years?  Wow.....  it's been a wild and crazy adventure! Here's my very first post: Food Memories I didn't even know how to put pictures into posts when I began. I didn't know…

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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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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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52 to 50 Project – Week 51 Learn to Crochet!

52 To 50 Project – Week 51 Learn To Crochet!

Hi friends! After last weeks "big rock" of joining a gym, I needed something that appealed to the creative and artistic side of my brain. So, for Week 51, I took a crochet class. Why crochet? Well, there was a picture circulating on Facebook of this adorable little fox shawl,…

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