4 Holiday Twists on Classic Starbucks Verismo Recipes


I know what you're thinking. Why are you talking about the holidays in April!??! Well I KNOW I'm not the only one who loves all the flavors and smells of the holiday season. There's always a certain recipe, whether it be food or drink, that people look forward to as the weather turns chilly and the lights become colorful. Well, I'm asking why can't we do have it year … [Read more...]

Caramel Vanilla Delight Coffee Recipe

Caramel Vanilla Delight

Recently a good friend of mine moved into her new home along with her husband and one year old son. While she is thrilled to finally be a homeowner, the 40 mile commute (one-way) to her job is not exactly desirable. Having a nice cup of coffee in her commuter mug is a must-have for her daily commute through Los Angeles. This post is written on behalf of of … [Read more...]

Get The Facts On A Healthy Lifestyle + Southwestern Cheese Panini Recipe

Southwestern Cheese Panini

I've share numerous times that I rarely eat enough during the day. Aside from a busy schedule, I have been feeling very uninspired in the kitchen lately. I find myself eating the same healthful foods until I'm bored and standing in the middle of my kitchen wondering what to make. As part of my healthier eating initiative I've been working on expanding my "quick and … [Read more...]

Aulani Inspired Steamed Mahi Lau Lau Recipe

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Last month I had the amazing opportunity to spend a few days at Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii. While there, I had the pleasure of meeting with Chef Kevin Chong for a delicious cooking tutorial on how to prepare a traditional Hawaiian dish served at the onsite Ama Ama restaurant.  The Snapper Lau Lau is a fresh, light dish that … [Read more...]

Midwestern Fried Chicken with Gravy Recipe

Mid western fried chicken

When you think of Southern soul food, fried chicken often comes to mind. The crisp well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat is a hallmark of well made fried chicken that has been a Southern staple since before the American Civil War. Interestingly though, the South isn't the only place in America that has amazing fried chicken. Midwestern-style fried chicken offers … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Asparagus Rolls Recipe


Welcome to Week 6 of our Sam’s Club Seafood series! This week you'll be able to sample SeaPak shrimp spring rolls with a sweet Thai chili dipping sauce. This is one of my favorites since it melds two of my favorite things - shrimp and asian food! Since it's basically a heat and serve type of dish (so convenient), instead of putting a twist on it this week, I … [Read more...]