This is the perfect soup for a crisp Fall evening for dinner! Pairs perfectly with a salad and a glass of pinot noir or grenache. It's also failproof, but you will need a food processor to crank this out with ease.
I was recently challenged to write a letter to my teen to let her know how amazing she is. As part of Yoplait's Go Big product launch, they realize that teens today are crushing it with school, sports and other interesting extra-curricular activities. I eagerly accepted the letter (and video!) challenge to let my teen know how much she inspires me.
With Fall activities in full swing, we find ourselves outside a lot with sports and social gatherings. As my family is obsessed with everything pumpkin right now, I came up with this delicious popcorn combination which tastes like a lighter version of pumpkin pie!
This beautiful succulent pumpkin project looks like it took a ton of time, but it's so easy that you'll find yourself decorating a whole pumpkin patch! This is a great project to do with friends because you can share supplies and have a nice mix of succulent clippings. Don't forget to include a glass of wine!
I feel like 90% my friends here in California have no idea what Spaetzle is. They get noodles, but spaetzle is totally a wacky word to them. I'll say, "Want some spaetzle?" and they'll think I'm saying something dirty. Ok, look...Shhh..don't tell, but noodles and spaetzle are the same thing, but spaetzle is a lot more fun!
In an ideal world, I'd make everything from scratch - but, ain't nobody got time for that.
What I do have time for is a quick trip though Trader Joe's to pick up some prepared items that make my dinner look super fancy, and best of all very healthy.
My husband and I work out of the house, so around eleven thirty every day he starts to knock around the kitchen looking for something to eat. Sometimes we'll go out to eat, but honestly (insert humblebrag here), I can make a mean sandwich. Living in California means that we have access to fresh organic farm produce year around.
Last night I had a small casual dinner party and can honestly say it was probably the easiest gathering I have ever had! I took the night off from cooking (gasp!) and ordered beautiful appetizers and entrees from renown Supannee House of Thai in San Diego. All I had to do was plate up the fresh farm-to-table Thai food on pretty platters. I then served two lovely Barrel Sample wines by the Central Coast based Coomber Family Ranch Winery.
I love meandering through my local Korean grocery store. Not only do they have a ton of fresh locally grown produce, but they also offer unique vegetables that are normally not found in a big retail chain grocery store. On my most recent visit, I stumbled upon some Lotus Root. As I've never met a veggie I didn't like, I decided this fun looking plant was going in my dinner.