Category: Food

Perfect pumpkin cheesecake

This time of year, I really like to be in the kitchen. I love to bake. Getting out my grandmother’s recipes brings back wonderful memories of her. She taught me a lot of what I know. One of my favorite things to make is a combination of two of her recipes.…

Category: Food

Welcoming Fall

September is coming to a close, and I’m up to my neck in Fall-related projects. I’m so excited for what’s ahead, but I still have a lot of work to do. Instead of worrying about it, I’m going to put things on hold a moment and welcome the Autumn-like weather upon us.…

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Eating gluten-free at Disneyland

My friend, Janet, recently contacted me about her upcoming trip to Disneyland. Her four year old daughter is on a strict gluten-free (GF) diet, and she wanted to make sure Disney dining wasn’t going to be an insurmountable challenge. I honestly didn’t know a lot of the answers to her questions.…

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How to throw a quick and easy brunch

Two of my very dear friends have had birthdays while I’ve been on bed rest. This is such a bummer since I would love to have taken them out for brunch at one of our favorite spots. I hate IOU’s, so with the help of my mother and Pinterest I was able to get a quick and easy brunch together in no time.…

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Our first visit to Tom Keller’s Ad Hoc Restaurant

My husband and I planned our dinner reservations at Tom Keller’s Ad Hoc around the famous “fried chicken” night. We couldn’t have been happier with the menu. Everything was served “family” style with unlimited portions. The wait staff was friendly and the decor is light and airy.…