Photo by: Mary Moran

About: Summer Salads

“Lettuce is like conversation: It must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.”
C.D. Warner, 19th century, foodreference.com Los Angeles Ca, June 26th, 2015-Summer salads are in a different completely different category than the salads that you eat during the rest of the year. Lettuces are brighter, younger and more flavorful. Plus the delicious ingredients that go into…

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Happy Father's day

Happy father’s day: a great dinner menu for dad

  Los Angeles, Ca, June 21st, 2015- Happy Father’s day! Neckties, watches, weird gadgets and lot’s of grilling tools all in the similar gray color lining the shelves in stores means only one thing: father’s day is here! Try some of our favorite father’s day dinners. Barbq baby back  ribs Chicken shish kabobs Nappa cabbage and cashew coleslaw Orzo asparagus pasta salad Chocolate cake Have…

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How to: grow tomatoes

Los Angeles, Ca, June 20th, 2015- Time to grow tomatoes. If you’re new to the world of growing tomatoes check out the helpful tips below from a past interview I did with Scott Diagre of Tomato Mania as well as listen to chef Mary and Duane Pemberton talk to their guest Laura Taylor about growing tomatoes in your backyard. Soil- Make sure your soil is…

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All about: meat categories

Los Angeles, Ca, June 16th, 2015-In case you’re curious about the difference between meat categories: Organic, natural, grass fed, prime, choice and select. Here is a brief summary to help you navigate labels, super markets and hopefully butcher shops. The grill is ready to go and it’s time to start cooking!  We all want our meats to taste restaurant quality with good quality proteins. As…

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How to: Healthy Poolside Snacks

Contributed by guest blogger: Jennifer Allen  If your kids are anything like mine, they could spend all day at the pool if I let them! Can you blame them though? It’s hot outside, the water is cool, and the fun is endless. As an adult, I too love spending time at the pool. I love being outside. There’s also the added bonus that the kids will…

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Photo by: Mary Moran

All about: Melons

Los Angeles, Ca, June 7th, 2015- Melons- Green, orange and red! They are sweet, mouthwatering and tempt all of your senses. What is it: Melons are part of the gourd family, they grow on low vines. They’re loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C and they even contain a hint of protein. They are best eaten during the summer months. What to look for: At…

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Cooking while killing lice

Cooking while trying to kill lice

Los Angeles, Ca, June 1st, 2015-Cooking macaroni and cheese felt as if it took a year to make as I watched the olive oil drip from both of my boys’ heads as I hoped any traces of lice were drowning. Earlier that day an email popped into my inbox, “attention parents one student has been sent home today after lice was found. Please check your…

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What to cook: a memorable Memorial Day

Los Angeles, Ca, May 25th, 2015-We finally made it to Memorial Day and as tradition it officially marks the beginning of delicious summer foods like grilled meats and vegetables, summer melons and sweet fruit desserts. Eating a delicious meal, hanging out with friends and soaking up the beginning of the summer sun makes it easy to forget why we celebrate this historic day. As you’re…

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Cooking after my child pushed your child

May 9th, 2015- The day my child pushed your child will change the way I think about parenting and mothers forever. It was a day like any other day. The boys and I woke up, we colored, we played outside, we ate breakfast and eventually everyone had rest time. I have two boys; Mark (4) and Henry (2). Thankfully, despite Henry’s desperation to stay awake…

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