An Appreciation for the Taco Salad

Guys, I know taco salad gets a bad rap. Even Jim Gaffigan makes fun of taco salad. But you know it’s good and you’re just pretending you’re too good for it. Or maybe you are, but I’m not. I’m open about my guilty pleasures. A salad that is mainly beans, cheese, and rice in an…

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Strawberry Spring Spritzer

We had a lot of leftover White Zinfandel from our wedding. Since it’s on the sweeter side, the best use we’ve found for the extra wine is to make it our spring cocktail staple. Here’s how to make my Strawberry Spring Spritzer, which has become my best poolside friend. Ingredients 1 box strawberries 1 large…

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Bulgogi Ssam

It’s summertime! Well, actually it’s spring in LA. This is basically summer for us because we go from 50-degree weather to 90 in one weekend. #globalwarming One of my favorite easy dinner recipes when the warm weather starts are lettuce wraps. This combination will work with a variety of meats and veggies. Below are the…

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Game of Thrones Viewing Party Menu

It’s the last season of Game of Thrones. We’ve waited two years for this! In preparation for those pivotal 6 Sunday’s in April and May, our group is taking turns hosting viewings of each episode. We obviously have a menu planned out as well. Episode 1 Beef stew with mashed potatoes – I’m going with…

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Turkey Herb Dumplings

This recipe is by Kenny Lao and Genevieve Ko, the authors of “Hey There, Dumpling!” This is one of my most-used cookbooks. Not only does it have 30+ dumpling recipes, but there are also recipes for buns, noodles, salads, and desserts. Desserts like chocolate soup dumplings and Vietnamese coffee pudding pops. You heard me right.…

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