Author Archive | Laura Bashar


Apple Raisin Smoothie

Am I the only one who is scared to look at the family calendar? Since school started, I have been frantically entering in the 10 assorted activities my 3 kids are involved in this year. It is one scary looking calendar. Most weekends are triple booked. I am definitely more frazzled this year than last. It […]

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Smoked Beef Brisket Made Easy by

Smoked Beef Brisket Made Easy

Tender Smoked Beef Brisket cooked low and slow is a lot easier to prepare than you think. It’s all about indirect heat, the proper setup, time and lots of patience! I never considered myself to be a very patient person. My husband is DEFINITELY not a patient person. Nothing like having kids to not only […]

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Easy, No Bake Oatmeal Date Nut Bars by

Easy, No Bake Oatmeal Date Nut Bars

It is been hot and humid in San Diego these past few weeks. And we are just not used to this kind of weather. Since California has been in a dangerous drought, this El Niño wave of moisture is a much needed relief, except we have to “rough it” and grapple with this humidity. Experts […]

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Classic Beer Battered Fish and Chips by

Classic Beer Battered Fish and Chips

I won’t lie. I like fried food. It’s one of those secret indulgences I have that’s, well, not a big secret. Overall, I really strive to eat healthy. I enjoy my daily dose of fruit and veggies. I don’t typically eat processed foods. I limit my bread and pasta intake. Yes, I have some food vices, but […]

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10 Tips on Cooking with Kids by

10 Tips on Cooking with Kids

It’s funny how a simple conversation with friends while picking up kids at school led to such a huge and totally fun project for me. I was discussing summer plans and camps for my kids, comparing camps and prices with two moms. There’s theater camp and volleyball camp and countless other possibilities available. I mentioned that I […]

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