A Taste of Anatolia-Nar Gourmet Products

I recently received a box of Nar Gourmet spices and olive oils in the mail, for review purposes; all opinions and ideas here are my own. When I first opened the box, I was really pleased to see how beautifully bottled each item was. They look gorgeous even just sitting on the counter. Nar Gourmet from Anatolia In 2007, […]

ShopHouse Asian Kitchen

Saturday afternoon couldn’t come fast enough; I had been invited up to Hollywood, to taste the menu at ShopHouse Asian Kitchen on Sunset Blvd.  For the record, my meal and all the tastings were provided by the restaurant; however, all opinions and photographs are my own. A New Kind of “Fast” Food Chipotle’s take on […]

Have you ever tried Applesauce Pie?

We have a lot of potlucks at work, and I have always been a designated dessert-bringer; especially after I developed this recipe for applesauce pie.  Friends and family have been after me to get it written down for them–so I finally did. I’ve always consider it more of a pie than a cake, because the […]

Just in Time for Summer–Del Taco Carnitas

This is a sponsored post; I received a gift card to try the new Del Taco menu items.  However, all opinions are my own. Del Taco is returning one of my favorite flavors to its summer menu for a limited time.  Beginning June 26, we will all be able to savor the slow-braised flavor of carnitas in the forms […]

Lovin’ It at McDonalds

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free Chicken Ranch McWrap plus a coupon by McDonald’s; however, all opinions are my own. There has always been a soft spot in my heart for those golden arches.  Nothing beats a fresh, hot cheeseburger and sizzling french fries; of course this is NOT a healthy meal by any […]

Celebrate with Somersaults

Looking for a Healthy Snack? Isn’t that something everyone is always on the hunt for?  So when I opened the envelope and poured out several packages of Somersaults snacks and started to read about them, I was very pleasantly surprised.  The number one ingredient in all of their flavors (Pacific Sea Salt, Salty Pepper, Dutch Cocoa, Cinnamon […]

Mirassou Wine Dinner at Bloggy Boot Camp, Las Vegas

A few weeks ago, when I was in Las Vegas for Bloggy Boot Camp, I was also invited to a wonderful dinner party–courtesy of Mirassou Winery and David Mirassou.  I’m not a wine connoiseur by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy a good glass of wine. As the date for Bloggy Boot […]

Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

I have always fancied myself something of a kitchen chemist–taking recipes and making adjustments and tweaks, and (hopefully) improvements.  Unfortunately, time has become a premium commodity for me; and one of the first things I seem to have lost is my ability to “play” in the kitchen. So you can only imagine my happiness at […]

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