Brunch Recipes

Brunch is such a fun way to gather with friends over food (& drinks, if you like) and reconnect during the weekend.  I love going out to my favorite casual restaurants but also enjoy entertaining friends at home.  It’s easy and relaxed and of course, I like to include something sweet on the menu! Here … Continue Reading

Snow in Los Angeles

We’ve been experiencing rainy weather in Los Angeles for the first time in a long time! If the rain keeps up like it has these past few weeks, we might be able to get out of the drought that has plagued California since 2014. Rain causes all kinds of calamity on our highways, because we … Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Beverages

It’s the perfect time of year for a delicious warm beverage! I love serving them during the winter season to family and guests but it can be a challenge to keep the beverages warm. I found a simple solution: break out your slow cooker! I love using my slow cooker for pot roasts, stews and … Continue Reading

Tips for Picking Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a year round staple to your wardrobe if you live in a place like sunny Los Angeles. Not only are they an essential accessory, they also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses can be challenging, especially with so many different styles to choose from. Here are … Continue Reading

My Sandwich Technique

When I was writing my first book, Stories from Candyland, my son Randy reminded me of my quirky sandwich habit: an even distribution of ingredients! It may sound funny but I live by the rule that the middle of the sandwich must be proportionate to the sides or the last bite won’t nearly be as … Continue Reading

Breaking In Boots With Ease

These boots are made for breakin’ in! Everyone loves wearing boots this time of year and I like them because boots are the most comfortable shoes I own. I know it usually takes a little time to break them in so I thought I might share some of the tips I’ve found over the years: Step … Continue Reading