I was once again tasked with bringing the dessert to a family get-together. This time, the occasion was in honor of my cousin’s 13th birthday. Lucky boy was born in October, so guess what kind of dessert he always gets, every year, year after year…that’s right, PUMPKIN! (more…)
My uncle Randy is deathly allergic to eggs. This one time, when I was 5, I made chocolate chip cookies. They had eggs. He took a bite. I will never hear the end of it.
I have been trying to make up for the attempted poisoning ever since. So, Uncle Randy, this recipe is dedicate for you. The best banana bread I have ever made. And it is egg free!!! (more…)
While having dinner at a local restaurant, my mom and I ordered a spicy pasta dish. It was good, but I thought that I could make it better…so I tried! (more…)
It’s Fall!!! Be prepared for all kinds of pumpkin and cinnamon and apple filled recipes in the upcoming months! (more…)
Matt’s new obsession is truffle fries. It all started with a trip to Umami burger, and he has been talking about them ever since. So when I saw truffle mac and cheese on a menu recently, I thought I would try it out at home. (more…)
I pretty much stumbled upon this gem, as it’s hidden on a little side street off of Ventura in Woodland Hills. I always saw the elevated Leo & Lily (www.leonlily.com) sign as I drove by, but never gave it much of a second thought. (more…)
I hate wasting leftovers. Like, HATE it. So what was I supposed to do with the leftover puff pastry from my Mini Puff Quiches and the leftover filling from my Sausage Ricotta Calzones. Make Sausage Ricotta Puffs of course! (more…)
These sausage ricotta calzones are great to make for a quick dinner. And they are also really easy to freeze for future meals! (more…)
I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for YEARS. Probably since my time working for Disney…yes, I was employed by Disney one summer long long ago. (more…)
Root Beer Float Cupcakes – yummy summer treat!
So, I had cousins in town this past weekend. From both sides of my family. BBQs all weekend long! (more…)