Stay Cozy This Winter with Risotto at BRIO Tuscan Grille

During winter time, I crave comfort food to keep me warm and fuzzy on a SoCal chilly day… Last week, I dined at BRIO Tuscan Grille at Irvine Spectrum, and was in Risotto heaven! BRIO (means “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. BRIO is an elegant family … Read more

Relax And Refuel At Cafe Nordstrom

Shopping during the holidays can be a bit stressful. Last month, my family headed to Brea Mall to shop at our favorite stores and enjoy a tasty lunch. Within a couple of hours we worked up an appetite, and before long my son said in his most dramatic voice, “Mom I’m hungry!” (note* he’s hungry … Read more

Dinner at Bayside Restaurant, Tango, and The Spirit Of Argentina Show at Segerstrom OC

In celebration of Tango-Buenos Aires- The Spirit of Argentina I headed to Segerstrom Center for The Arts for a tango lesson with Marcelo Ortiz. After I danced under the stars, I headed to Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach for a beautiful dinner. (check out the promotion below) Get Your Tickets To The Spirit of Argentina! Saturday, … Read more

Celebrate National Pasta Month At Brio Tuscan Grille at Irvine Spectrum

Ciao pasta lovers! It’s National Pasta month, and in celebration I headed to Brio Tuscan Grille at Irvine Spectrum to get my pasta fix. Hosted: Thank you Brio Tuscan Grille for inviting me to celebrate National Pasta Month at your restaurant. All opinions are my own. Brio is located at the Irvine Spectrum so its … Read more

Seasalt Woodfire Grill: Santa Maria Style Barbecue in Huntington Beach

Living in the Central Coast was a unique and a memorable experience… I have wonderful memories of taking my children on lovely hikes at Oso Flaco Lake, picnics at local wineries, and eating delicious Santa Maria barbecue. The food and wine is like no other, and continues to be a highlight in my memory book. … Read more

How To Throw A Fabulous End Of Summer Party

Summertime has come to an end, and my kids are back to school. To celebrate the end of summer, I hosted a “End of Summer Party” for my girlfriends. I truly enjoy entertaining and creating memories with family and friends, and I have recently decided to incorporate fresh new elements into my blog. I will … Read more

Urban Plates In Aliso Viejo: Food That Tastes Good and Feels Good

My foodie friends and I headed to Urban Plates in Aliso Viejo earlier this month.  We all share a passion for good food, and we love to try out new places. We were excited about our visit to Urban Plates in Aliso Viejo, because we had taken a glimpse at the menu online, and we … Read more

Win 2 Tickets To Paella Beer & Wine Festival At The OC Fairgrounds August 26th

Do you like Spanish paella and vino? If so, mark your calendars! On August 26th from 4-9pm, Orange County’s first Paella Wine & Beer Festival is coming to the OC Fair Grounds. Tickets include unlimited wine, beer and more than 80 different kinds of paella! The nearly 50 local chefs will make the best paella … Read more

Foster Farms Baked Chicken Sliders Recipe

My family is always on the go and I’m always looking for easy recipes to make throughout our hectic week.  Foster Farms has launched new baked products that I love. After a long day, I hate to cook anything that is complicated or takes too long. I’d rather spend more quality time with my kiddos, … Read more