Elegant Holiday Turkey and Wine Pairings

Everyone has their favorite Elegant Holiday Turkey and Wine Pairings, but we have a great Holiday turkey preparation for you. You may prefer deep-fried, slathered in butter or simply salted and peppered; but I urge you to consider this simple, elegant twist on a holiday staple. Roasting your bird with fresh herbs like thyme and keeping […]

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Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing and Wine Pairing

What a great spin on an old classic! If you want to break out of your traditional stuffing rut, then there is no better way than by adding broccoli and cheese to the mix. These two go together like peanut butter and jelly, or like this dish and Kin + Country Valdiguie! Never heard of […]

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Decadent Holiday Side and Wine Pairing

While it’s customary to have a vegetable side during the holiday’s , no one ever said it had to taste like health food! The holidays are all about decadence and enjoying life to its fullest, which in my book, means incorporating lots of heavy cream and cheese. When paired with a nice, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, like […]

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“Hey Self! Are you there? It’s me, Mommy.”

So, here I sit at Noah’s Bagels in Westwood… doing my “pages.” I detest the west side. Traffic is hell. Los Angeles…. I want a divorce! For those of you who haven’t read “The Artists Way,” by Julia Cameron, pages are journal entries where you barf up your guts in type, first thing upon waking […]

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playdate protocol?

Is there protocol when setting up play-dates?  Who picks up, who drops off. Does the parent stay or go and at what age?  I have had my fair share of……HEY, wait a minute!  But we want to hear from you. What’s right what’s just wrong? I will go first……..Do not call me up for a […]

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My six year old wants a phone!

when is too early for a cel phone? Kids these days are getting cel phones before they graduate elementary school,  Is that too early?  Some parents like the idea of being able to get in touch with their children after school or at play-dates, others say you won’t be anyplace where an adult won’t be, […]

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5 Ways to Prep Your Home for the Holiday Season

By Kevin Conrad 5 Ways to prep your home for the holiday season. The holiday season brings a steady stream of house guests — some planned, some unexpected and some who never seem to leave. Now is the time to get your home ready for the siege, so you don’t find yourself a few chairs […]

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Nifty Ways to Prep Pumpkin and Potatoes

By Cathy Garrard Nifty ways to prep pumpkins and potatoes. Now is the perfect time to dig into a cornucopia of fruits and veggies that peak as the weather turns cool. Here, tasty ideas for enjoying this season’s top delicious bounty. Pumpkin Odds are, you’re more familiar with carving one than cooking it. But pumpkin […]

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The Importance Of A Couples “Get-A-Way”

10 Years, two kids, work, after school practices, a dog, two cats and no time to breathe! I know what it’s like to be in a marriage that sometimes feels like a roommate situation. No one wants their marriage to turn into that stale state of mind, but it’s so darn easy to do. My […]

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Try Meatless Mondays This Winter

Try Meatless Mondays This Winter By Cynthia Ramnarace Try meatless Mondays this winter! What if, just one day a week, you cut out the beef, chicken and pork that are usually the centerpiece of your plate? According to the Meatless Monday campaign, run in association with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, reducing your […]

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