Easy Valentine’s day treat for kids

Los Angeles, Ca, February 10, 2017- Valentine’s Day is here, do you need Valentine’s day treats for your kids? There’s nothing like a delicious bundle of goodies for your child to take to school that are fun, creative and delicious, but what is that exactly? We have a few ideas to make it extra special. These Cupcakes in ice cream cones are a wonderful sweet…

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How to: Super Bowl Party 101

Los Angeles, Ca, 2017-This time of year people all over the country get excited about football, but not me, I get excited about the food for the Super Bowl. You know Thanksgiving and Christmas are obvious food days where you try and create delicious meals using really fresh and sometimes expensive ingredients. Where as football, it’s the one time of the year where it’s ok…

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How to: Vegetable platter

Contributed by Elizabeth Payne LOS ANGELES, CA, – Vegetable platter or Crudité is French for veggies and dip, and like many things, it just sounds yummier in French- most probably because “veggies and dip” conjures unpleasant images of veggie trays from your local big box store. You know the one… with the dried out carrot nubs, the broccoli florets that smell “off” and the watery ranch…

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All about: meat categories

Los Angeles, Ca,-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 we know mastering…

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Recipes of the week: pasta

Los Angeles, Ca, – Pasta, pasta, pasta. I don’t know about you, but it feels like it’s on the menu every night at my house. So, how do I spruce up pasta? Three simple ways will give you a million different combinations (ok maybe not a million, but a lot!) Focus on three elements: shape, flavor and add ins. First the shape-every night serve different shapes…

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How to: clean and organize your refrigerator

Los Angeles,Your fridge is the safety and health zone of your kitchen, protecting food quality and freshness is a priority for your family. You shouldn’t have to worry about getting food poisoning from products you put in your refrigerator, right?! So, what is the best way to keep your refrigerator filled with edible food? The obvious answer is: Clean out your refrigerator regularly, but there…

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Which cook are you?

Make time to cook, even if it’s just for you. If you don’t who will? Cooking for yourself is an empowering experience, for when you cook you get to make the decisions.  You get to choose whether you’re eating beef or chicken, and if it’s healthy or fattening.  At the end of the day it’s all about your whims and desires. That being said, there…

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How to bake with your child

Los Angeles, Ca- How to bake with your child, a simple question, with lot’s of answers. There is no room for mistakes when making desserts with your child. I learned this the hard way! I was recipe testing with my three and five year old. We were making/testing a new recipe for cream cheese brownies. My children sat by the stove and watched them bake. They…

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How to make a cookie platter

Los Angeles- Easy cookie platters aren’t always about baking the best cookie, sometimes they’re about knowing the best cookies, candies and treats to buy. A good cookie platter should consist of a baked flat cookie, a cookie bar, a sandwich cookie, some sort of candy and last but not least chocolate dipped fruit.   A few timeless baked flat cookies: Chocolate chip cookies- these are…

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