Summertime is officially here! And summer means s’mores, of course! The delicious combination of buttery graham crackers, toasted (or even slightly burnt) marshmallows, and melting milk chocolate always elicits childhood memories of summer. But sometimes, you want s’mores without the fire (or charcoal BBQ). Luckily, I’ve found three phenomenal ways to enjoy s’mores, and all […]
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Whether you’re abstaining from alcohol, you’ve finally hopped on the paleo bandwagon, or you simply want something special to sip with the family, a mocktail is the perfect way to cool down this summer without any alcohol. There are plenty of mocktail recipes around calling for fun and fancy ingredients like ginger syrup, smoked salt, […]
Breastfeeding is still one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life! Before my due date, I diligently prepared my pantry and fridge with things to make life easier for the tireless days and weeks ahead. Along with the tubs of frozen bone broth, I prepared bags of cookie dough and pre-sliced brownies […]
Summer is on its way, and it can definitely get hot here in Wine Country. Thankfully, we’re almost always relieved by the cool coastal fog that comes rolling over the hills each evening. However, there are definitely days each summer that are just too hot. You know – those days when the house is still […]
Dear Daughter, May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month! I have a list of several books I’d love for you to read. There are people to learn from and people to learn about. I look forward to taking you to many places, like the San Francisco Manilatown I-Hotel. There are so many things I want to teach you […]
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Here in Wine Country, we’re fortunate to have a huge variety of produce grown right in our backyard. And the local farmers market is the place to try new and unusual vegetables or fruit. You can try before you buy and purchase just enough for a recipe. Farmers are also always happy to share ideas […]
As the weather gets warmer and the sun stays out longer, the outdoors are beckoning. And so are all the wonderful wineries in our area. Checking out a vineyard is one of my family’s favorite pastimes on the weekends because we get a to taste some of the best that Sonoma has to offer. It […]
For kids, St. Patrick’s Day means wearing green, tricky leprechauns, and finding pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Keep the fun of this holiday rolling with this super simple cereal treat for your little leprechaun to enjoy. Pull the kids in to help you with this food craft, or make this cheap snack […]
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate. This year, instead of a generic box of bonbons, treat your sweetheart to a special dessert made with love. Here are three decadent chocolate desserts (ranging from super easy to fancy pants) that you can make at home for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.
Healthy Comfort Food Recipe Success If your family is anything like ours, feeding the kids can be a chore. Especially when they refuse all of your efforts to make a healthy meal. I mean, even I have trouble with brussel sprouts sometimes. So, what’s a well-meaning parent to do? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve done […]
Hygge, the cold-weather lifestyle of embracing comfort and well-being is something I can get behind 100%. Maybe it’s the freezing weather, or the stacks of adorable wraps at Target, or the new winter line that Joanna Gaines has there, but I am HERE for comfort. Maybe I always was…seeing as how my strongest recipes lean […]
Growing up in a traditional Jewish family, there was never a shortage of delicious foods at holiday celebrations. Every Chanukah party and Passover Seder was an excuse to gorge on everything from potato latkes to noodle kugel. The dish I always looked forward to most, however, was my Grandma’s matzo ball soup! Simple to make and […]
Time for some holiday baking The holidays always bring out my innermost baking desires! I mean, I’m a baker at heart, but when the holidays come around there are no limits. A gingerbread house made entirely from scratch (even the template)? Of course! A pavlova in the shape of a holiday wreath? Certainly! An assortment […]