how to make chocolate covered strawberries

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I’m so happy I learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries. They are a premium-priced indulgence; around Valentine’s Day, the average chocolate shop in Los Angeles charges $20 for only a half-dozen. I definitely don’t mind splurging once in awhile, but I can polish off a whole dozen of chocolate covered strawberries in one sitting. […]

8 Easy Crockpot Recipes to Try this Winter

During the winter, I find myself reaching for my slow cooker more often. It’s one of my favorite kitchen appliances – it literally cooks meals on its own without much intervention on my part. I get to save time and effort while pulling together a satisfying, home-cooked meal. Try these easy crockpot recipes for mains, […]

creole seasoning recipe

Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe

Emeril Lagasse’s creole seasoning recipe is a staple in my kitchen. It’s versatile enough to use it on everything – it made a tasty rub for the cornish hen and black eyed peas we had for Sunday dinner. It’s yummy on homemade french fries too. This is a tried and true classic that deserves a spot in every […]

crock pot pork roast recipe

Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe

While surfing through my personal collection of food photos for holiday meal ideas, I stumbled across a delicious crock pot pork roast recipe I made for Sunday dinner earlier this fall. It quickly became a fan favorite in my kitchen, satisfying hearty appetites at an affordable price per pound. If you enjoy tender, juicy pulled […]

homemade hot cocoa mix recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

It’s been pretty chilly in Southern California lately. We’ve been waking up to 45-degree mornings, and I’ve even had to turn the heater on a few times (gasp!) Hot liquids are my jam this time of year; the holiday season is perfect for experimenting with homemade hot cocoa mix recipes, especially with family and friends around […]