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30 Day of Cooking Challenge

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We were leaving the local sushi restaurant that we go to for happy hour when the manager waved at my son and said, “See you next week!” See you next week? This was confirmation of something that I had already suspected – we’re eating out way too much. So I decided that I’m going to cook for 30 days. I’m two days in and it’s going pretty well. Sunday night I made homemade gluten-free ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles

Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles

Farmers’ markets are a way of life for Los Angeles residents, even before it was cool. The pioneering Santa Monica market celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011. Thanks to the year-round perfect weather in Southern California, Los Angeles has year-round Farmers’ Markets where home chefs and restaurant suppliers like to pick up the freshest produce available. Farmers’ markets are like the Los Angeles version of the European town square, where ... Read More »

A Weight Loss Program That Works – Jenny Craig and Curves Giveaway

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It was just a month ago that I started the Jenny Craig and Curves Weight Loss Program and I wrote about being hopeful for a healthy start to 2015. Now after completing the weight loss program, I have not only started on the path of a healthy lifestyle – I have lost weight and gained confidence, too. A Weight Loss Program That Works I had reached a point in my life ... Read More »

February 28, 2015 is “Open That Bottle Night”

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This Saturday, February 28, 2015 is “Open That Bottle Night.” It’s the night when you finally open that bottle you’ve been saving for a special occasion. It’s the night when people around the world find out if the bottle they’ve saved for their 25th anniversary, their kid’s college graduation, their big promotion is worth the money they paid for it or if it has turned to vinegar. OTBN was created by Wall Street ... Read More »

They Say It’s My Birthday – Los Angeles Bakeries

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I’m celebrating another birthday today and while I’m happy to be here, I don’t think a celebration is necessary.* I will, however, eat cake, one of my top 2 favorite foods. So I asked my Los Angeles Facebook friends to tell me their favorite bakeries. Here’s what they recommended and a few of my own favorites. La Monarca Locations in Santa Monica, Huntington Park, East LA, Boyle Heights, Pasadena, and Hollywood ... Read More »

GRAMMY Awards Food Preview

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The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held this Sunday night at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and broadcast live on TV, and MomsLA got a sneak peek behind the scenes at some of the amazing food that will be served to the musicians, nominees and special guests. And here’s a spoiler: it was all amazingly delicious and we are officially envious of them already. Those lucky enough to be attending ... Read More »

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time, Los Angeles

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Get ready Los Angeles: the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles just received a shipment of 3 Million boxes of cookies over the weekend, and they are about to start selling. So whether you’re more partial to Tagalongs or you prefer the taste of a Trefoil, you will soon be getting your chance to buy boxes and boxes of them from Girl Scouts all over town.   As you may ... Read More »

Easy, Last-Minute Cookies for the Big Game

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I’m bringing dessert to a Superbowl Party and I was going to bring lovely flourless chocolate cupcakes infused with salted caramel. Then someone pointed out that the dessert was for the kids and, “shouldn’t it be part of the theme?” So I came up with these very easy, very last minute football cookies. They’re not fancy, but I think they’ll be a hit with the kids. I started with Betty Crocker Sugar ... Read More »

Cooking with #SafeEggs and Chef Brooke Williamson

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Eggs are one of my favorite foods, but I had no idea how many interesting and delicious ways one could cook an egg until I attended Celebrity Chef Brooke Williamson’s Egg Mixer last week for Safest Choice Eggs. It was held at The Gourmandise cooking school in Santa Monica Place. The kitchen was packed with food editors and bloggers and we all got to make part or all of the ... Read More »