Monthly Archives: August 2011

I “Got Milk” for my friend Caffeine. Easy Cafe de Olla recipe!

  Who doesn’t need a “pick me up” in the morning?  I know I sure do, sometimes I need one mid-day too!  I attended a Got Milk event not too long ago and learned all these fancy ways of combining … Continue reading

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Hatch Chile Corn Bread Strata…Can you say DROOL?

I get home Tuesday night to a big Fed-Ex box waiting at my doorstep.  Immediately I act like it’s Christmas, I tell Mando “Grab some scissors so I could pop this box open.”   I spy to see the return … Continue reading

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The happy snacks of Disneyland.

Did I ever mention that I LOVE Disneyland?  It’s true.  When I was younger I would go several times a year, but now I get out there on special occasions which usually fall under the guidelines of my birthday, my … Continue reading

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Swap it out with Yoplait Light! Apple Turn-Over Smoothie!

I recently went to a Yoplait Light event, and it couldn’t have happened to me at a better time.  You see, I’m about to film my first webisode for this blog and to be quite honest I am beyond busy … Continue reading

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Rockin Salted Pistachio Toffee Smothered in Chocolate

In the words of Annabella from Bow Wow Wow…. “I Want Candy!” Aside from wanting candy all the time, I also want my favorite nut, pistachios. Why not combine the two for a perfect pairing and take my sweet nutty … Continue reading

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Seafood Sustainability at BlueWater Grill

I was recently invited to come and learn about seafood sustainability at BlueWater Grill in Redondo Beach. It was a lot of information to take in, but here are some of the highlights/tips I managed to bring home with me. … Continue reading

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Salad Series: HOT OFF THE PRESS-Gorgeous Green Salad and Sliced Almonds Accents are officially a couple.

Before my blog I had my finger on the pulse of celebrity gossip.  Well to be quite honest with you, these days I have NO IDEA who’s dating who and the newest baby name trend. I’m out of the loop. … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: La Casita Mexicana

It’s almost impossible to find delicious chilaquiles in this town, unless you are making them at home.  I am a chilaquiles lover and I’m always ready with fork in hand to eat a good batch.  Sometimes I don’t feel like … Continue reading

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Blueberry Pluot up-side down cake

A good friend of mine asked me for a dessert recipe that not only taste good, but is simple to prepare and appealing to the eye.  I immediately thought of an up-side down cake.  I happened to have a tribe … Continue reading

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In the SNACK of time: Raspberry Macaroon

Snackas of the day: Raspberry Macaroons from Canter’s Delicatessen on Fairfax.  Their macaroon is unlike any other in the city.  The base is made of a soft sugar cookie then an almond paste is piped on top and a jewel … Continue reading

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