Archive for the "food" Category

Grab Your Dipping Forks, Today Is National Cheese Fondue Day!

Oh goodness today is my lucky day!  A day that celebrates CHEESE FONDUE!  April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day, a time to fire up the fondue pots for food, fun and good conversation.  You all should know this southern California pinup’s absolute love (obsession) with cheese.  Add  in a fun dinner where you get [...]
 

SRIRACHA Plant Declared A Public Nuisance, Will It Close?

If you are one of the many fanatically lovers of the hot sauce de jur, Sriracha, you might consider picking up a few more bottles at the store. The Southern California Irwindale city council has declared the makers of the sauce, Huy Fong Foods Inc., a public nuisance. Neighbors have complained that their eyes and [...]
 

Lifestyle- Cocktail Thursday: Spicy Sriracha Cocktail Recipes

Can we address the spicy condiment in the room please?  Sriracha.  It. Is. Everywhere.  Being from SoCal I cannot go to anyone’s home, or a restaurant without someone breaking out the Sriracha.  The super spicy SoCal sauce has taken over the American taste buds.  And now it is in our cocktails. I have two hot [...]
 

Behind The Scenes With Sam The Cooking Guy

It’s an ordinary house in a nice neighborhood in San Diego.  But for the past 12 years, or so, one of the best real food shows has been coming out of its kitchen.  I was sitting outside of Sam The Cooking Guy’s home, thinking that it much much too early to go in and set [...]
 

Busy Bee Visits Sam The Cooking Guy Live Cast *bonus tater tot recipe* VIDEO

There are few times when, as a blogger, the tables are turned. Earlier this week I was able to visit Sam The Cooking Guy to watch him film episodes of The Sam Live Cast. It is an unscripted uncut version of his cooking show, but with interviews and small chats in between prep. Think podcast, [...]
 

Comfort Side Dish – Roasted Rooster Potatoes

My SoCal lifestyle is not always so busy that this pinup doesn’t cook. In fact, I really like to cook, but I like things simple. I want to taste the food this pinup is cooking for loved ones. Today, I have a great, and easy, side dish recipe for potatoes. This would be great for [...]
 

Holiday Side Dish – Pomegranate Burst™ Mostarda

I love entertaining.  Love it.  I love making dinner, whether plates of snacks or a full sit down for friends.  But, after a while, I start to get bored with what I am making.  While delicious, sometimes the same side dishes are just a little worn out. Today, I wanted to share a special holiday recipe [...]
 

Make Your Game Day an Instant Classic with Vlasic

It is full blown tailgating season, and home entertaining season.  When these collide, I like to have things that work well for both. Pickles work really well for tailgating (and homegating).  People love to snack on them or you can use them in your recipes.  I took two jars of Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic down [...]
 

Cocktail Thursday – Fifty Barrels Urban Winery SoCal Wine Makers

It’s Cocktail Thursday! Today, we will talk wine. Thanksgiving is next week, and wine is the easiest adult beverage to serve at a dinner centered party. Pick a great red and white and you’re set. My suggestions today for SoCal Thanksgiving Dinner - Chardonnay for the white. It’s easy to drink and goes well with [...]
 

A Slimmer You BEFORE The Holidays! Enter To Win bistroMD’s 17 Day Diet Meal Delivery #17DayDiet

Oh the holidays.  Filled with love, and good cheer.  Oh and don’t forget running into people you haven’t seen in quite a while and lots and lots and lots of photos that will be all over social media.  All followed by New Year’s resolutions to lose all the weight you gained by eating the heads [...]
 

San Diego Restaurant Week Has Begun!

SoCal, are you ready for San Diego Restaurant Week? This has to been one of my favorite times to visit restaurants in the area. All of the ones participating, from Oceanside to Little Italy, put out great dinners that are sure to highlight their best. You can find out if that restaurant you’ve been eager [...]
 

Kraft Recipe Makers: Tex-Mex Fajita For Dinner #RecipeMakers

I am always on the hunt for something that is going to make my dinner time easier, but still tastes good. The other day, I tried the new Kraft Recipe Makers: Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita mix. And it really was new and tasty. When in the store, I went to Vons near my house, you can [...]
 

“Peanut Butter Comfort” Has Recipes For Everything I Love To Eat

I have officially fallen in love… with a cook book.  Peanut Butter Comfort: Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Frozen Treats Featuring America’s Favorite Spreadt  by Averie Sunshine gives you over 100 recipes for my favorite food. *Averie is also a local San Diego writer. Woohoo* I have had a love affair with peanut butter [...]
 

3 Facts To Know About Your Meat

Fire up the grill my little bees, it’s time to cook up some meat. While this little pinup knows how to cook a good steak, and the veggies that go along with it, sometime I can get a little confused about what’s what on the labels. If you are like me, here’s a handy outline [...]