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Happy 85th Birthday Farmer John!


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 »

Yummy Spoonfuls Launches at Target Stores June 12th

Camila Alves McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Agatha Achindu at Yummy Spoonfuls launch party

Yummy Spoonfuls, co-founded by moms and entrepreneurs Camila Alves McConaughey and Agatha Achindu, was celebrated at a celebrity-studded party in Bel-Air, with appetizers inspired by (and using) some of the 31 organic, flash-frozen baby and toddler foods in the line. Yummy Spoonfuls was inspired by the McConaughey’s and Achindu’s own childhoods eating fresh and organic foods grown in their native countries, Brazil and Cameroon. Yummy Spoonfuls meals are designed in ... Read More »

Where To Celebrate National Iced Tea Day in Los Angeles


June 10 — it’s the last day of school for Los Angeles Unified School District students, and it’s also National Iced Tea Day. What a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation. Here’s a list of where you can find the best iced teas around Los Angeles. T (Tea Shoppe) Farmers Market 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036 At the historic Farmers Market, make sure to stop ... Read More »

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 »