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An Afternoon in Westwood Village

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On January 11, 2016 0 Comments

“Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara” is one of the most entertaining musicals I’ve seen. The performers are top notch and include Tony Award winning Anthony Crivello… Read More »

Last Minute Gifts: From Zero to Hero

In Lifestyle, Products, Travel On December 23, 2015 0 Comments

It’s the day before Christmas Eve and it’s time to panic if you haven’t completed your holiday shopping. Never fear: in lieu of copious libations to ease the… Read More »

Summer of Kitchenaid Sweepstakes Organized by Budget Earth

In Products On August 5, 2015 7 Comments

Welcome to the Summer of Kitchenaid Sweepstakes Organized by Budget Earth   Do you like to make delicious summer treats? For many of us, some of our best… Read More »

The French Laundry

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On May 3, 2015 5 Comments

Eight words.  Just eight words.  But they were perhaps the most important eight words since I heard:  “The rabbit still lives.  You are not pregnant.”  The eight words… Read More »

Calling All Cabernet Lovers: Grab a Fork & Pop a Cork

In Beverages, Events, Lifestyle, Travel, Wine On April 21, 2015 0 Comments

Calling all cabernet lovers:  it’s time to grab a fork and pop a cork!  Cancel your weekend plans and head over to HALL St. Helena for the Sixth… Read More »

The Culinary Diva Goes to Washington

In Beverages, Cocktails, Lifestyle, Travel, Uncategorized On April 7, 2015 0 Comments

I’m baaaaaaack!  Just like Senator Smith, Sous Chef and I packed our bags and headed for Washington, D.C.  We have returned–travel weary, feet aching, appetites satiated–and I am… Read More »

March Culinary Madness with HSN’s “Worlds Largest Cooking Lesson”

In Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Products, Sides On March 13, 2015 0 Comments

March Culinary Madness continues!  On Sunday, March 15th, HSN is presenting the “World’s Largest Cooking Lesson” hosted by the adorable Aussie transplant to LA Curtis Stone.  (Curtis, in case… Read More »

#BlueberryPancakeDay – Celebrate with Driscoll’s Berries!

In Desserts, Entrees, Food, Products On January 27, 2015 5 Comments

There really is a day for everything.  Squeezed between chocolate cake day and corn chip day is National Blueberry Pancake Day, just one of 365 calendar days in… Read More »

Downton Sundays: Back to the Future with Sous Vide Spice Rubbed Brisket & Lobster

In Downton Sundays, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Products, Uncategorized On January 24, 2015 1 Comment

If Mrs. Patmore freaked over an electric mixer, how incredulous would she be to cook protein in tepid water? Mrs. Patmore is not the only one averse to… Read More »

Smoothies for a Happy New Year!

In Beverages, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Products On January 1, 2015 4 Comments

Stop the presses!  Add to those New Year’s resolutions your goal of putting money in your pocket and not the till of coffee shops, juice bars, and markets… Read More »