Bake: Sprinkle Cookies (for Santa)

My boys are 5 and 3, and they love helping me in the kitchen.  We have been making cookies for Santa together ever for the past 3 years and this is our favorite cookie recipe to make together.  The kids can help with almost every step (though I usually make the dough first, but they […]

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Bake: Dutch Apple Pie

I love to bake. I love to cook. I love food.  But for years, I’ve been hesitant to bake a pie.  I tried to make a couple of pies many years ago, and each one came out disappointing- the crust lackluster or the filling to runny.  I’m a bit of a foodie perfectionist, so rather […]

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Eat: Olympic National Park: Dungeness Crab, Salmon, Smores

Updated October 2018:  This is a post I brought over from DeliciousLA since it was a wonderful trip, and I hope this guide is helpful to those who might be interested in travelling to Olympic National Park. Here are some of our favorite things, and places to eat, near or in Olympic National Park In […]

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Bake: Funfetti Cake For Two!

Update October 2018:  This is a post that I’ve brought over from my previous DeliciousLA blog, since funfetti cake rocks, and this size is sooo good. It’s a perfect any time treat. 🙂 This is the perfect little cake for dessert or celebration. I made this for my son Brian’s first birthday.  Recipe adapted the […]

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Bake: (Best Ever) Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla/ Chocolate Frosting

Update October 2018:  Sharing this favorite recipe from the DeliciousLA blog, because you might just need some chocolate cake. Who loves cupcakes? Everybody I know, including my family 🙂 There is something magical about a little cupcake’s ability to make people happy and brighten the day. I’ve been meaning to try out a recipe for […]

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Cook: Scarpetta Inspired Tomato and Basil Pasta

Update October 2018: From the DeliciousLA blog, because this pasta is the best ever. You have to try it. It’s what I want to eat for every special milestone – birthday, valentine’s day, anniversary. This is one of my husband’s recipes, and it is AWESOME. This is seriously one of the most delicious pasta recipes […]

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Bake: DeliciousLA Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Update October 2018:  I brought this recipe over from my previous DeliciousLA blog because it’s fall, and this is a great apple recipe! This weekend has been a bit on the cool side for us in LA, and it was perfect for apple crisp. I haven’t made one for awhile, so I searched the internet […]

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Bake: Caramel Apple Tart

Updated October 2018: Another recipe from DelicousLA, because apples, caramel, tart = fall. The other night, Jason and I invited some new friends Jorge and Angelica over for dinner. We decided to challenge ourselves by cooking up a new menu – from start to finish – everything we made was something we had never tried […]

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Cook: Incredible Roast Chicken & Potatoes Dinner

We have been wanting to try Thomas Keller’s (of the famed French Laundry) “My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken” recipe for a while. We finally made it last weekend and it was AWESOME. I’m sharing the recipe today so that maybe you can make it this weekend! It’s an incredibly easy recipe so don’t hesitate to […]

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