Pineapple Chicken Melt Sandwiches

The Pineapple Chicken Melt Sandwich is one of those things my mom made for us all of the time growing up.  It was an all-time favorite meal and now that I’m married, I make them for my husband, who is just as much in love with them as I am! The flavors of this sandwich are to die for, but I must warn you. There is dill in the recipe and I know

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Blood Orange Roasted Chicken

Just when I thought the Blood Orange season was over in California, Adam and I were wandering through our local Farmer’s Market last week and guess what I found?  A table piled high with glorious, juicy blood oranges! I’m pretty sure I trampled over some very sweet – very innocent people as I ran over to the table to get my hands on these little beauties. I apologize to you,

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Off The Grid Foodtrucks

When I first started culinary school the idea of a food truck meant career suicide. No one really got it, especially in Minnesota where it’s only warm for about 3 weeks (sorry, that’s my sarcastic nature there, in all honesty it’s really more like 5 weeks.) Food trucks were also pretty dull back then. Unless you were one of the lucky ones to live in LA, were food trucks really got

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9 DIY Projects for a Rainy Day

I woke up this morning to the soothing sound of rain hitting against my window and inviting me to stay a little longer and snuggle with my sweet dogs. The fog hangs heavy over the mountain tops when it rains and it’s captivating. I love California’s rainy days, because things that are usually dry and brown transform to a blanket of lush green over the mountains and throughout our neighborhood.  There’s

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Currently Loving // Outdoor Living Revamp

Here in California, we really can’t complain about the weather.  It’s pretty much amazing all year long. However, there is something about the spring air and extra sunshiny days that make me excited to start moving my life more outside.  Here are a few stunning items that I am craving to get my hands on and give my deck a fresh new look for whatever spring and summer have planned.

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12 DIYs That are Perfect for Spring

The winter air is finally fading away, the flowers are starting to blossom and everything just feels fresh.  To help us get in the spring-time mood, here are a few different DIY projects that effortlessly radiate this bright and beautiful season, we all dearly love!   1. DIY Brushstroke Coasters | Sugar & Cloth 2. Tissue Paper Watercolor Mug | I Spy DIY  3. Copper Desk Tidy | Burkatron 4. Rose Gold Leather

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Motivation Mondays: Don’t let hate…

Happy Monday!  Here’s something to think on as you go about your week.  

Just Tasted : 2014 Testarossa Pinot Noir Rose

We recently signed up for the wine club at Testarossa winery, after our first visit to their location in Los Gatos. One of the wines we picked up was this delightful 2014 Cuvee Los Gatos Pinot Noir Rose.  It’s not listed on their tasting menu, so if you go, ask them if it’s available to try. You will fall in love! The heart breaker to this story is they make a very

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Blood Orange Moscow Mules

My husband is a huge fan of Moscow Mules and usually gets one when we go out. The key ingredient is the ginger beer, which adds a fantastic kick to this drink. I’m addicted to the spicy flavor of ginger, so this drink has quickly become a favorite of mine as well! The other day, while grocery shopping, I stumbled upon blood oranges. Since we are on the tail end

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Motivation Mondays : Don’t Worry About Failures…

Happy Monday! When I was just starting out in the culinary world I was extremely afraid, especially about the chance of failing.  What I learned to start telling myself was to “do it afraid”. That it’s okay to be afraid, but it’s not okay to not do it, if it means not stepping out of my comfort zone.  I think that got me through a lot of things and because

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