• Eateries

    Wahlburgers, West Hollywood

    I was driving down Sunset Blvd. with some friends on a sunny afternoon looking for a restaurant to go grab an early lunch.  There is definitely not a lack of restaurants or types of cuisine along that strip in West Hollywood, but nothing we passed sounded good.  Until I came upon the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Sunset Plaza Drive. That was it we had found our lunch spot! Wahlburgers! We arrived just as they were opening so we had the restaurant to ourselves for a few minutes.  It’s really cute inside.  It felt very comfortable to be there. I thought it was adorable that they have Paul, Donnie and…

  • Appetizers,  Home,  Snacks

    Avocado Hummus

    It’s avacado season here in Southern California! And I’m taking advantage of it and making it my mission to eat as many avocados as I can. I’ve decided to combine my favorite snack, hummus with my favorite fruit (more specifically a berry), avocado!  It is truly a match made in heaven.  The creaminess of the 2 blended together make the perfect good for you snack. Avocados are very interesting.  Did you know they have more potassuim in them than a banana? They are also one of the few high protein fruits.  And last but not least, you can swap avocados for butter in your baked goods recipes. Back to the…

  • Dessert,  Home,  How to

    Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

    Nothings says I love you like a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries! They’re decadent, luscious, and they are the perfect sweet treat.  I love everything about them. Biting through the delicious chocolate to get to that delightful sweet strawberry inside.  They make an excellent gift for anyone who loves chocolate and nothing is better than a homemade gift to show someone you care. I recently took a cooking class to learn how to properly dip strawberries. Here is what they taught me… If you follow these very simple steps it is a cinch to make chocolate dipped strawberries look like you bought them from an expensive chocolatier. Wash your strawberries…

  • Salads

    Confetti Macaroni Salad

    Something that people don’t really know about me is that I don’t like mayonnaise!  I actually detest it! But surprisingly enough, I LOVE it in this confetti macaroni salad! My dislike of mayonnaise was so bad as a child that my mom would recreate recipes for me if the recipe needed mayo just to make sure that I would eat.  Like macaroni salad, she would make me a separate dish of pasta salad. I’m so grateful to my Mom, because I know most of my friends growing up had to just eat what their parents gave them. If they didn’t like it, they didn’t eat. As I’ve gotten older, my…

  • Uncategorized

    It’s Fiesta Time!

      Some of these posts are sponsored posts. In honor of Cinco de Mayo I thought I would do a round up of a few of my favorite Mexican dishes I have made over the years.  They are easy to make and they taste delicious.  So go ahead and pick one or a few to make your Cinco de Mayo a fiesta! Breakfast Let’s start with these Sunny Side Up Mexican Eggs.  Are you tired of the same old eggs for breakfast? These eggs will add the pizzazz you’re looking for to start your morning off right! Breakfast Tacos are so simple yet so quick and delicious! Main Course No…

  • Breakfast,  Snacks

    The Avocado Bagel ~ The 5 minute breakfast

    In honor of Cinco De Mayo I’m sharing one of my favorite breakfast of all time!  It’s simple, it’s nutritious, and it’s delicious! I love having it for breakfast, but it also makes the perfect afternoon snack! My friends, I am pleased to introduce my Avocado Bagel! …and this is how I make this heavenly treat for my taste buds! Once you try it you’re going to want to eat it everyday.  Thank goodness it’s avocado season! I mash together avocados, lime juice, a bunch of cilantro, salt, pepper, and a green onion, optional (especially if you’re having it for breakfast). Simple, right? Then, I toast my bagel and smear…

  • Dessert

    Make A Double Batch Of Those Brownies!

    Do you have a brownie lover in your home? If you do then you better make a double batch of these scrumptious brownies. They are so delicious in no time there will be just crumbs left in the bottom of the pan! Everytime I make these brownies I’m always asked for the recipe and I’m always hesitant to give it out.  It’s not that I’m one of those “no you can’t have my recipe” type of people (I think those people are ridiculous).  I enjoy giving out my recipes, hence the food blog! It’s just that… These brownies start out with a box mix.  There, I said it!  They are crazy…

  • Home,  Sides

    Roasted Pickled Beets

    Growing up I spent every summer at my Nonnas house and it was the best.  I have so many wonderful memories from those days.  She was an amazing cook and each of my memories is always attached with what she was cooking and what we were eating. I always loved helping her pick vegetables from her garden.  She grew up on a farm in Sicily and loved to share all her knowledge in her sweet broken english way.  I was very young back then, but I can still hear her telling me “eat the beets they are good for your blood”.  All I know is, I ate the beets because…