Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places ...more
Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious.
If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, ...more
There are a lot of claims out there about how wonderful being a vegan is. It'll make the whites of your eyes brighter (raw vegans have even reported their eyes changing color). You'll have more energy. You'll be overflowing with nutrients and less ...more
On our way home from a trip, Aldo and I stopped at Bob's Diner in Manchester, Vermont, for breakfast. I had a bacon-sausage-home fries breakfast skillet with two eggs on top, and it was THE. MOST. DELICIOUS. BREAKFAST. EVER. They served it in a ...more
According to Google, 1 medium-sized orange contains 70 milligrams of Vitamin C; a banana has about 10 milligrams; 1 cup of mango has approximately 60; and (surprisingly) a few handfuls of kale contain roughly 160 milligrams! If you're keeping up, ...more
Ideally, a fridge/pantry inventory is something you do once and then maintain. I couldn't handle having to go through and count everything once a month. But once it is done, you have this new handle on exactly what you have available to use and you will probably be surprised just how much is actually in your house.
Cinco de Mayo is next Tuesday, and you know what that means: It's time to fiesta! Aside from Southern food, Mexican food is my favorite cuisine, so naturally Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. I'm not typically one to post a roundup for every holiday and occasion. However, I have so many Mexican-inspired recipes here that I just love so much, and I want to help you plan the ultimate menu for the holiday. So whether you are throwing a big blowout or just enjoying some Mexican food at home, I've got you covered.
I love cherry blossom and enjoy capturing them, even if it means I need to battle with bees or climb on steps stool on uneven ground or beg my neighbors to take a few pictures….it’s worth all that and much more. I will let the images do the talking and if you scroll down you will see I have really got carried away :) Which one is your favorite ?? It’s still very much a cooking/recipe/food photography blog - don’t you get worried ! ...more
This past weekend was sunny, warm and glorious -- some may even say it almost felt like summer. We had loads to do around the house, but sipped our morning coffee outside, ate lunch on the porch and strolled over to the record store for a fabulous new album.With backyard//patio/picnic season slowly picking up, I figured it was time for a dip recipe -- something new that screams...more
For over a year now I’ve been working on the perfect cilantro marinade for grilled chicken. It needed to be rich in flavor with balanced spices, salt and acid, but most of all it needed to add moisture and soak through the chicken with the brightness of cilantro. I tried a version with coconut milk and lots of lime, I tried a version with cilantro and loads of garlic ....more
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