Where to Order a To-Go Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles

The holiday season is the time of year when schedules are more hectic than usual. So, when life gets frenzied during these times, don’t think twice about picking up the phone to call favorite restaurants with dinner orders. Here I have a list of several Los Angeles restaurants that [...]

Preparing For Fall – Part 2

Fall has officially started to work its magic.  Pumpkin flavored everything and glittery witch and ghost decorations.  But there are fun ways to bring some autumn into your home as little or as much as you would like.  In this two-part blog series, we cover all bases from the conventional to the conversational. […]

Summer: The Season of The Salad

Our summer is back…..and with a vengeance.  With temperatures peaking at 115 degrees in and around the valley, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot oven or spend too much time out at the grill.  What to eat?  Never fear, salads are here!  Here [...]

Recipe of the Day: Vegetarian Ruben Burger!

Spring is a time of new beginnings and growth.  What better way to have a fresh start, than to make it a healthy start!  Enjoy this new twist on an old favorite:  The Vegetarian Ruben Burger! You will find this burger to be a great centerpiece for any BBQ [...]

National Cheesecake Day

There are few things in life more decadent than cheesecake.  The smooth creaminess melting in your mouth.  Heaven.  So much so that National Cheesecake Day, 7/30/14 should really be a national holiday.  Luckily my dear friend Sarah Patrick at Sarah's Sweet Treats in Encino is a champion baker and [...]

Happy Pi Day!

Today is National Pi Day (3/14, 3.14…. get it?) and for all you math philes out there might be celebrating like we are in our house with…. a pie. Heck yeah pies.  I mean, honestly. Do we really need any better excuse than to have pie today?  And so… [...]

Recipe of the Day: Ceviche

Summer come back! I know, I know, summer is over... and ceviche is one of my favorite summer dishes.  It's a taste of summer in my mouth.  But ceviche is so good that I can't help but have it no matter the time of year. It's also quite possibly [...]

Recipe of the Day: Lemon Zucchini Bread

With all the squash and zucchini coming out of the garden, I needed to figure out something to do with it.  Solution?  Zucchini bread.  The perfect way to get in my vegetables and sugar in one place!  I used yellow squash for my recipe--particularly the crookneck.  It turned out [...]

Recipe of the Day: Squash & Prawns Mac

My dear friend Vanessa, a great chef, was kind enough to send me one of her recipes to try. I happen to be allergic to shrimp, but you could also use grilled chicken or ground turkey instead.  One of my favorite foods happens to be mac & cheese, so [...]

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