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Hollywood Burger Review

Hollywood Burger Salad

The day my family and I were invited to try out Hollywood Burger on Hollywood Boulevard, we were starving. When we looked at the menu we knew were in the right place. The menu featured burgers, salads, fries, milkshakes and beer with good-sized portions and reasonable prices. I was so hungry that I ordered my lunch wrong and I ended up with a salad AND a bacon cheeseburger instead of a burger on ... Read More »

HelloFresh Review and Giveaway

Corn from the Hello Fresh box for tacos

This is a sponsored post.  The opportunity to work with HelloFresh meal kit delivery service could not have come at a better time. This has been a crazy couple of weeks for our family. We’re doing work on our house that has gone over schedule and we have been staying in an apartment, plus my kids go back to school this week. I haven’t had much time to get to the store ... Read More »

Leaner Creamer

Leaner Creamer All Natural Coffee Creamer

This is a sponsored post. I love coffee and I drink it all the time and every which way – with cream and sugar, with regular, soy or almond milk or with sugared coffee creamer. I was sent a bottle of Leaner Creamer about two weeks ago and I’ve used it in my coffee ever since. It’s an all-natural coffee creamer with 10 calories per teaspoon. As you can see ... Read More »

Tender Greens Opens in Westwood Village

Gaspacho at Tender Greens in Westwood Village

Tender Greens is one of my favorite spots to go to when I’m craving healthy salad or a paleo-esque meal. But I’ve never been able to get my boys to go there with me. They saw greens on the sign and insisted that it wasn’t for them. We went to a preview party for the new Tender Greens in Westwood Village last week and now they are hooked. We tried enough ... Read More »

Snyder’s of Hanover Peanut-Free Pretzel Giveaway

Snyder's of Hanover pretzels are now made in a peanut-free facility

This is a sponsored post.  Packing school lunches can be stressful when your child has a peanut allergy. Synder’s of Hanover has made it easier for families with kids that need peanut-free lunches; Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels are now peanut-free! Even though most of Synder’s of Hanover’s products did not contain nuts, the company wanted to take the extra step and make all their bakeries in Hanover, Pennsylvania peanut-free facilities. Approximately 3 ... Read More »

Tuck Room Tavern: Star-Studded Grand Opening

tasty BBQ ribs and coleslaw at Tuck Room Tavern Westwood

Getting to sample some of the menu from the new restaurant Tuck Room Tavern was a wonderful experience, and getting to meet the woman who created it was even better. Sherry Yard, famous for her years as pastry chef and partner to Wolfgang Puck, is a lovely, down-to-earth person, with an easy smile and warm, open nature that makes you feel welcome. The design of Tuck Room Tavern is also ... Read More »

Where To Celebrate National Hot Dog Month In And Around Los Angeles

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Fourth of July and hot dogs. They seem to go hand-in-hand. As a result, July has been designated National Hot Dog Month. Here’s a list of eateries where you can find some of the best hot dogs in and around Los Angeles. MomsLA is your source for Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids. Dodger Dogs Dodger Stadium 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 There are some ... Read More »

Easy Ice Cream Dessert Idea for 4th of July

Easy Red, white & Blue Ice Cream

This is an easy dessert idea for 4th of July, or for any day you’d like to eat semi-homemade ice cream! I’ve made a fun, festive ice cream dessert for my family’s 4th of July BBQ that involves simply two half-gallons of vanilla ice cream, two cups of fresh strawberries and two cups of fresh blueberries. And it’s super easy! Start with one half-gallon of vanilla ice cream and let ... Read More »

Happy 85th Birthday Farmer John!

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Farmer John is turning 85 and they celebrated by showcasing some terrific recipes using their products at Perch in Downtown Los Angeles. The rooftop lounge at Perch was a spectacular setting to show off the menu, created by Executive Chef Gerardo Benitez. We sampled Applewood bacon wrapped scallops, dry-spiced baby back ribs, an all-natural bacon cone, pork loin + pineapple + peach skewers, ham steak & white cheddar sandwiches, pork ... Read More »

Buca di Beppo Now Open at The Farmers’ Market Los Angeles

Pope table at Buca di Beppo Farmers market

Buca di Beppo is now open at the historic Farmers Market in Los Angeles, and my family recently got to check it out. Buca di Beppo is practically made for families, with large portions, served family-style, and so many decorations all over the walls you will never run out of eye-spy material. The new location at the Farmers’ Market is ideal since it’s situated right next to the Grove and ... Read More »