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Food Bloggers Don’t Diet, They Pritikin!

In Appetizers, Desserts, Entrees, Events, Food, Lifestyle On April 29, 2014 4 Comments

I can’t diet.  I’m a food blogger, so what would I blog about?  Okay, that may be one the world’s lamest excuses for not dieting.  But a valid… Read More »

Pritikin’s 35th Anniversary

In Events, Lifestyle On April 24, 2014 2 Comments

I look in the mirror and see a stranger.  Of course, age and gravity contribute mightily to the changes.  But to a large degree lifestyle is the real… Read More »

Escape to the American Riviera – Santa Barbara

In Dining, Food, Lifestyle, Travel, Wine On April 9, 2014 2 Comments

Just 90 miles WNW of Los Angeles is the American Riviera.  There in a relaxed, beautiful Mediterranean-like setting and climate you will find glorious beaches, interesting architecture sporting… Read More »

Pub Style St. Patrick’s Day Entertaining from Fancy Girl Table

In Entrees, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Salads On March 14, 2014 2 Comments

About twelve percent of the U.S. population traces its ancestry to Ireland.  On St. Patrick’s Day, that number seemingly swells to seventy-five percent or more.  On this day,… Read More »

Game, Set, Match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle On March 7, 2014 2 Comments

For all you tennis fanatics out there, March Racquet Madness is here!  The2014  BNP Paribas Open  has officially started and what a fantastic tournament it is.  Not only… Read More »

Michael’s Pizzeria Brings Italy to the Coachella Valley

In Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts, Dining, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Wine On March 5, 2014 13 Comments

“We know, as they do in Naples, that the finest ingredients, simply paired, create the most robust culinary experiences.”  Michael’s Pizzeria at the River The pizza was invented… Read More »

Fancy Pants Risotto

In Entrees, Events, Uncategorized On January 3, 2014 20 Comments

It is Fancy Pants Season in the Coachella Valley and this week’s French Fridays with Dorie Challenge could not have come at a worst time.  The endless array… Read More »

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

In Desserts, Lifestyle On December 12, 2013 4 Comments

Presto–Chango!  I’ve turned into the Baking Banker this holiday season.  Once 5:30 comes around I ditch the stuffy banker costume for one of my favorite aprons and a… Read More »

Irish Coffee The Buena Vista Way

In Beverages, Cocktails, Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On December 6, 2013 2 Comments

Rich as an Irish Brogue Strong as a Friendly Hand Sweet as the tongue of a Rogue Smooth as the Wit of the Land.  No, this is not… Read More »

Tantalizing Thanksgiving Turkey & Pumpkin Pie

In Books, Desserts, Entrees, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Products On November 22, 2013 2 Comments

The countdown is on, and only six days remain until the frenetic holiday season officially begins.   Crazy relatives, grumpy co-workers and retail insanity all hits at once.   If… Read More »