My 3 Favorite Trader Joe’s Wines…Under $15

Trader Joe’s is a little haven in the grocery shopping world for me.  It’s not too big and overwhelming nor is it over priced and pretentious.  It the perfect collection of the must haves and the can’t live withouts that I have been frequenting since I was a little kid.  We would visit family in […]

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Darling Dishes: My Ultimate Bourbon Cake

Last year I stumbled across a recipe on Pinterest for Rum Cake that I couldn’t wait to try.  I made it for a dinner with friends and it was good but our group tends to enjoy bourbon much more than rum.  Fast forward a few weeks and we had another dinner planned so I pulled […]

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20 of My Favorite Items from Trader Joe’s

Last week I shared an Instagram of 5 things I always grab at Trader Joe’s and it was one of the highest engagement posts I have had in a long time!  It seems that I am not alone in my love affair with TJs and everyone has at least 1 favorite items from the grocery […]

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5 Summertime Recipes I’m Dying to Try

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I have been on a major Pinterest kick again, pinning yummy recipes that I am dying to try for the warm months ahead.  I thought I would do a quick post and share 5 that I am most excited to try.  Let me know if you have made any of these before, […]

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Darling Drinks: The Palm Springer

Happy Monday everyone!  How was everyone’s weekend???  Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no wi-fi for the last week you probably know that Coachella weekend 1 just wrapped up.  I did not attend this year and didn’t even do the party scene this year which is a first in the last 5 years!  […]

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Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Fest

As most of you know by now, I love wine.  Not only drinking wines that I know and adore but also discovering new and exciting wineries and varietals, I blame my Santa Maria/Central Coast roots for my affinity to learning about wine!  I also love when my love of wine (and food) benefits a great […]

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Darling Dishes: The Perfect Chili

I love warm, hearty chili during the cool months of Fall and Winter.  It is such an easy meal to make that, let’s be honest, pretty much everyone loves!  We have A LOT of chili nights at our house…especially on Sunday during football season.  I typically throw all the ingredients in the crock pot after […]

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5 Delicious Summertime Salads

Am I the only person who seriously is not into cooking during the warm Summer months?  From Memorial Day to Labor Day I prefer dinners of grilled protein, sushi, loads of fruit, plenty of cheese plates, and of course, yummy salads.  Big salads are one of my go to menu items and a great way […]

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5 Quick Breakfast Options for Busy Mornings

I am always running out of the house in a hurry on weekday mornings, usually grabbing a granola bar or banana because I ran out of time to make breakfast.  Anyone else?  Well, I found 5 quick (10 minutes or less) recipes for those very days. Warm Banana Coconut Breakfast Bowl 2 ripe bananas cut […]

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