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Islands Family Dining

Islands family dining salad with burger in background

My family loves to eat at Islands because we can all get exactly what we want and still be sitting at the same table. And it’s been that way for years. We recently were treated to dinner at the Islands in Marina del Rey, which is where a friend of the family works, and we had a terrific meal and a terrific time. We saw people we knew, tried a ... Read More »

Where to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day

Where to celebrate National chocolate chip cookie day. (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Maybe it’s a reward for surviving Tax Day last month. But, for whatever the reason, May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day. Here is a list of places that can help you “celebrate.” Cookies: Barnes and Noble Cafe The Grove 189 The Grove Dr. K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036 It’s called the “Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie” for a reason. This large cookie includes three different types of chocolate — ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Affordable Mother’s Day Brunch Spots in Los Angeles


I’ve never met a mom that didn’t appreciate a little brunch, especially on Mother’s Day. However, brunch in LA can get a little pricey pretty quickly. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best Affordable Mother’s Day brunch spots in Los Angeles to enjoy a good meal with mom without totally breaking the bank. Each of these restaurants will serve you up a tasty brunch dish in a beautiful restaurant for ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Los Angeles

The view from Perch in Downtown Los Angeles

There is something so serene about noshing on delicious cuisine while a breeze wafts through your hair as the sunshine warms your skin. Los Angeles is well known for its culturally diverse cuisine and with near perfect weather year-round mixed with some of the best cuisine you could ask for – it’s the perfect outdoor eating combination. That’s why we’ve curated the list of the best outdoor dining spots in Los ... Read More »

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Almond Cookies

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Almond Cookies recipe

The best recipes are sometimes the simplest. Like this one for Gluten Free Lemon Almond Cookies. Sarah and I were in a video with Healthy Grocery Girl and I needed to bring something with lemon. I love cooking with almond meal so I decided to combine the flavors and came up with these cookies. They are quick and easy and can be made in one bowl. Start with 2 cups ... Read More »

Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge Opens Today in West Hollywood

Jessica Biel and Kimberly Muller holding desserts at Au Fudge

Au Fudge opens today in West Hollywood and is sure to be the hit of the Hollywood preschool set (and anyone else Fabulous) almost immediately. The restaurant features a separate space for kids to play, supervised by licensed Au Pairs, while the adults can enjoy the beautiful décor, delicious farm-to-table menu and crafted cocktails. MomsLA was invited to an intimate luncheon at Au Fudge to preview the food and cocktails ... Read More »

Tacos tu Madre Review

chorizo and egg taco from Tacos tu Madre in West Los Angeles

I live on the Westside of Los Angeles, in a neighborhood that’s known for its incredible Persian food. When I think of where to get something quick to eat other than Persian food, chicken and pizza, I’m at a loss. That was until Tacos tu Madre opened up smack in the middle of Westwood Boulevard. There’s not a ton of Mexican food out this way other than Poquito Mas fast food on Westwood ... Read More »

The Albright Restaurant Review

clam chowder with bacon on top at the Albright Santa Monica

My family and I had a terrific dinner at the Albright restaurant recently, which is located right on the Santa Monica Pier, so the meal comes with entertainment built right in. They specialize in seafood, and have been family-owned for two generations. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, which is perfect for families or anyone just looking for a fun meal in a great spot, and the food is very good. ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Burgers in Los Angeles

The Best Burgers in Los Angeles

We Los Angeles natives certainly love our food and nothing is better than a good ol’ juicy hamburger. But any ordinary drive-thru fast food burger won’t do. When you’re in the mood for an out-of-this-world burger check out our list of best burgers in Los Angeles for a killer meal. LocoL Watts 1950 East 103rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90002 More Info  LocoL, the brain child of master chefs Roy Choi ... Read More »

10 Easy Football Party Snacks to Make with Kids

Easy Football Party Snacks to Make With Kids

It’s the day of the big game. You’ve got hungry mouths to feed and young ones to entertain. Here’s a way to combine the two. Let the kids play chef, and have them create these easy, kid-friendly snacks for the Super Bowl. If the kids arrive early, they can decorate plain fabric aprons with fabric paint. Then they’ll be ready to “cook” in style! (And don’t forget to check places ... Read More »