Dessert Recipe with Pineapple – aka Pineapple Soufflé

This is a dessert recipe with pineapple that probably dates back over 75 years in our family. My great-grandmother made this for her boarders back in the 1920’s. She ran a boarding home out of their residence during the Great Depression to pay the bills. There she is, Anna Eliza, with Gigi in her lap as a […]

A Slightly Different Bucket List

I’ve always wanted to write a bucket list; for things I have never done or 40 things before 40.  I know you have heard of them. But here’s the thing, stuff buy cialis when I start, sale writers block sets in. My fingers stop tapping on the keyboard.  I can come up with; Effie Tower, […]

Gratin Potatoes with White Cheddar and Tarragon

Because it is Wednesday and I’ve been Goop Cleansing for the last two weeks, medicine I bring you massive amounts of carbs, cream and cheese in the form of a Gratin Potatoes with White Cheddar and Tarragon. The things I can not have right at this moment. Can you sense a slight craving? Off we […]

Umami Burger in Costa Mesa

Welcome Umami Burger in Costa Mesa! Umami is a Japanese term used to describe the 5th flavor taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami – also known as savory.  The name Umami Burger delivers all these flavor tastes.  I’ll go on record, boldly, the burgers have more flavor than any other burger joint out there. […]

Stein Mart at The Market Place

Stein Mart recently celebrated the opening of its new, search ambulance larger relocated store at The Market Place in Irvine. Guess what? I was able to get a sneak peek. There is nothing better than a well-organized store. Truly dreamy. This store is packed with delightful finds. The clothes, kitchen ware, accessories, shoes and home […]

Bits and Pieces from Yesterday

A day in the life, online Southern California style. 5:45am More 7:00am 7:15am 7:30am 9:00am Sunglasses and Bi-Focal Discussion 9:30am 10:00am 11:30am 12:30pm The Maddox Daphney Buddy 1:30pm on hold. 2:30pm Laundry, remedy jealous. I know you are. snuggles Let’s ride 4:00 pm mail time 5:00pm Dinner prep 5:15pm Smells good 5:30pm 6:30 Angels vs. […]

Tidbits to Catch Up

HI! How are you doing? I’m back, after a very brief blogging hiatus. To unload my mind, here it what is on the ole internal radar: The Ellen Show. Love her. We record the show daily and dance with her in the aisles right here in the living room. It’s like we are there. Why the […]

Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake

Coffee cake is spectacular stuff, especially along side a strong brew of coffee. A few local coffee houses do a pretty darn good job making them. A coffee cake with a crumb top that melts in your mouth is a sugar rush to crave. While a cinnamon swirl coffee cake dusted with powdered sugar cannot […]

Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

Gifts from friends, when you least expect them, always take my breath away. You were thinking about little old me? They make you feel loved. What an amazing warm and fuzzy. An box filled with Krueig coffee cups arrived on the front door step last week. The reason?  Well, there was a party last […]