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Southern California Shrimp Tacos

Southern California Shrimp Tacos

I have a serious love of Mexican food. I could eat it morning, noon and night and never get sick of it. Especially tacos – I love a good taco. For me, a taco is all about well-seasoned filling and Read more


5 Easy Tips for Hosting Happy Hour at Home

As a bona fide hostess, I love any excuse to get friends together! An after-work happy hour is the perfect solution to squeezing in some socializing to our busy lives. We’re used to the lure of happy hour at restaurants and pubs, but there’s no reason you can’t take inspiration from the idea and host your own at home!

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Flavorful al fresco dining doesn't have to be complicated. Toss green and red cabbage together with carrots and bell pepper for a colorful slaw. Then dress with freshly squeezed lime juice and Fish sauce for unexpected zing.

Cabbage Slaw and Chicken Salad with a Thai Twist

Summer is coming and that means brunching, picnics, and potlucks! Surprise and delight your friends and family with a Thai-inspired cabbage slaw and Chopped Chicken Salad or Laab Gai. With relatively little prep, you can please both the meat and seafood lovers sitting down to eat and pair all of their creations with La Crema Monterey Pinot Gris or for the steak lovers, choose a La Crema Pinot Noir.
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Mothers Day Etched glasses- these are easy, cute, and make a perfect DIY gift for mom!

DIY Etched Wine Glasses

Every year, I struggle with ideas for presents to give to my mom. I like to give nice, homemade presents, but spring tends to be a bit chaotic for intricate DIY projects. These Etched Glasses are a simple, easy craft that mom will love, and it only takes about 10 minutes to make, total! Read more

Pineapple Coconut Crème Brûlée

Pineapple Coconut Crème Brûlée

Who hasn’t dreamed about taming a daunting dessert so that you can enjoy it at home? Luckily our friend, Megan Flynn Peterson has a brother who has just done that with one of our favorite indulgences: Crème Brûlée.  Read more

Are you hungry and fashionable? You have to try this amazing DIY Bread and Olive Necklace

Bread Roll and Olive Snack Necklace DIY

I love exploring the amazing shops and boutiques in my home of Portland, Oregon. And when I do, I want to take the extra time to look my best for an afternoon of antiquing, shopping and discovery.  Read more

Tips for hosting a dinner party.

7 Super Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party can be very stressful. Making sure the house is clean, mastering a delicious meal to present to your guests, setting the table… the list goes on. The thing is, a dinner party doesn’t HAVE to be stressful. Read more

Deviled eggs with bacon

Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon

If you have ever picked up a vintage cookbook there will undoubtedly be a recipe for deviled eggs. Deviled eggs have been around for years, even decades, and I don’t see them going anywhere. They are a classic appetizer that is perfect for entertaining or just plan snacking. Read more