Favorite Restaurant Dishes in the OC


Here in the OC, DH and I enjoy dining  out on the weekends, sometimes with the little people, sometimes without.  When my friend Ashley shared the 2012 OC Foodie Awards Winners list, it was a culinary good mine.  Some of the mentioned restuarants we had tried, while others were new to us. Dining at each of these mighty fine establishments is our […]

Whole Foods Newport Beach


And we have lift off! Whole Foods Newport Beach is open for business. Newport Beach is a whole new place to shop for just about everything to make your life a little bit finer. Thanks to fresh local produce, viagra sale organic meats, sushi, and did I mention a Bar? Our family has been waiting […]

Baked French Toast With Macadamia Nuts

French Toast with Macadamia Nuts (6 of 6)

Baked French Toast With Macadamia Nuts, I’ll take it any way I can get it.  What appeals to me is it sweetness along with the cinnamon and that magic crunch from the roasted nuts. The inspiration came from the discount rack at the store, $.99 for a load of day old bread. Add some milk (whole,) eggs, and […]

Whole Foods Market Newport Beach is Coming


How many of you have been anxiously awaiting for the arrival of the new 32,000 square-foot Whole Foods Market at 415 Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island?  As far as I am concerned we need a Whole Foods Market on every corner in Orange County. Shopping at a Whole Foods Market takes grocery shopping to […]

Haagen-Dazs Forever


Orange County, it was the 1980’s. There was a local Haagen-Dazs store. It smelled like heaven dressed in dark red and white. Come Sunday night it was a go-to when the DMV bestowed yours truly with a driver’s license. The question was how many under-aged teenagers could I pile in my Mazada? I fly, you […]

Cheese and Pancetta Breakfast Casserole


We are headed back to school soon. Cue sad trombones. Sigh. To get my head back in the early morning breakfast routine this Cheese and Pancetta Breakfast Casserole is what will be on deck. I like to send my little people off with a hearty breakfast on their first day back in the trenches. Besides, […]

Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa


The Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa, California just turned 5 years old. Way to go… Idaho! Have you been there friends? It’s a personal favorite here in the OC. Brunch with  girlfriends and date night dinners have been memorable and down right tasty dining experiences. So let me tell you about it. Breakfast is […]

Crock Pot Barbeque Beef Sandwiches Recipe


Tuesday’s and Thursday’s; are heavy calendar days. It’s difficult to find time to make dinner.  I want a homemade meal, but sitting on the practice field calls for a bit of help from the ole crock pot. Here was last weeks Thursday’s meal, Crock Pot Barbeque Beef Sandwiches. DH woke each morning looking forward to […]

Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil and Feta


Here is the latest craving. Summer time would just not be the same without a little pasta with tomatoes, sale basil and feta. Mounds of Feta. All you need is your favorite pasta, ask Roma tomatoes, doctor basil, garlic, shallots, olive oil, a bit of butter, parmesan cheese and feta. It can come together in […]