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Chocolate S'mores Smoothie by

Chocolate S’mores Smoothie to Kick Off Summer

Most of the time, what I find in the produce aisle inspires me in the kitchen. And with summer here, inspiration can be found everywhere. My favorite season, hands down, is summer. I love the warm weather, the laid back schedule and all of the fun summer foods my family and I enjoy during these […]

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Happy Hour: Blackberry Black Devil with Olive Oil

Holy cow, we have two weeks until summer vacation and our road trip to hell, um, Texas. Yes, I’m taking the 3 kids, our puppy, my dad  and a few hundred cookbooks on a 2-week road trip to Houston and back. The original goal was to help my parents move to San Diego. But, I […]

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Cookbook Review: Best 100 Juices For Kids {Giveaway}

Kids love sweet stuff. It’s  no surprise. I know I am not alone when it comes to saying no to the kiddos about sugary drinks. It’s a losing battle where I am typically the bonafide mean mom. But, I make it up to them periodically when I bring home Green Machine, pomegranate juice or orange […]

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Cocktail Hour: Citrus White Sangria

I will not complain about the weather, but I am extremely anxious for winter to end and for spring to begin. I know I have nothing to hate about winter here in San Diego. We are  not buried in snow or ice or suffering from  single digit temperatures. It is not the winter weather that […]

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Chocolate Egg Nog - tastes like Bailey's Irish Cream! from

Bottoms Up with Chocolate Egg Nog

How did it become December already?! By the time my head stops spinning and I put out my Christmas decorations, I know it will already be 2014! My husband is asking when we should go get our tree and I am asking for a few more weeks, that I know does not exist. So am […]

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The Kiwano Margarita (aka Toxic Sludge) by

Halloween Cocktails: The Kiwano Margarita

You live a sheltered life if you exclusively buy your fruits and vegetables from chain store supermarkets.And even if you don’t, you can easily get bored with the usual apples, oranges and bananas that you habitually purchase every week. But there’s a world of unusual treats out there for you to choose from and experiment […]

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After-School Snack: The Nectarine Cooler by

After-School Snack: The Nectarine Cooler

Just like clockwork, the weather heated up in San Diego in mid-August. The kids have always enjoyed popsicles, ice cream and smoothies to cool off (even in the winter!) but they became a necessity for the past month. The Professor is the first to come home. After a long day at middle school, he always […]

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Vodka and Mint Fizz by

Salut! Vodka and Mint Fizz

We have only had 8 days of school, but the entire family is ready to unwind during this 3-day weekend. I’m thinking beach time, pool time, some chill time and a bit of cocktail time! I’m not a big drinker, as I’ve shared before. My husband calls me a cheap date since I’m quite a […]

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Finger Lime Kamikaze Shots with Mint and Olive Oil

Have you ever attended an olive oil tasting? Whether you are a foodie who likes to cook or likes to eat, if you ever have an opportunity to learn about olive oil, you should jump at it! Last Saturday Mary/California Greek Girl and I held our first event to celebrate our eBook, Cooking Techniques with […]

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Strawberry Vodka for a Strawberry Martini

I will state my usual disclaimer about alcohol. I honestly do not drink much of it. My husband is the alcohol aficionado, with his prized collection of liqueurs and wines. Most of the alcoholic drinks inspired on this blog are for him. And even still, we find ourselves drinking the same drinks. Perhaps a bartending […]

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