Friday, February 20, 2015

Frozen Raspberry Mint Margarita


This raspberry mint margarita is the perfect celebration of National Margarita Day! Yes this Sunday, February 22nd is #NationalMargaritaDay and Casa Noble asked me to create a perfect cocktail using their Crystal Tequila.  Crystal is a well-balanced, smooth tequila with flavors of raw and buttery sweet cooked agave, mango, and a hint of citrus for the perfect finish.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Coconut


With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, there is no simpler or more beautiful dessert to represent this day of love than the chocolate covered strawberry.  I truly view it as one of the most perfect desserts. A ripe, sweet ruby strawberry covered in a thick shell of rich, creamy semi-sweet chocolate – yup faultless!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Strawberry Orange Smoothie


Since we are now in the thick of winter and flu season, it’s a good idea to fortify ourselves with some serious vitamin C. This strawberry orange smoothie is packed with amazing flavor and vitamin C – it may get you through to spring without a sniffle.

Winter is peak time for citrus in California. The tangerine tree in my backyard is dripping with sweet juicy fruit. We can hardly keep up and I have found juicing them is an incredible way to use them up before they start dropping off the tree.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tamale Pie


Tamale Pie Recipe

I absolutely love tamales. They are flavorful, easy to eat, satisfying and most importantly gluten free. I hadn’t experienced really good tamales until moving to San Diego. At our local farmer’s market there is an amazing tamale stand that serves variations in beef, chicken or pork with a side of tortilla chips and salsa, all for about $2. They serve them in those fun red and white paper boats and all you need to do is grab a fork, peel off the husk and dig in - perfection.

Monday, January 5, 2015

5 Easy SEO Tips for Blogger




A quick disclaimer - this is for new bloggers who have started using the blogger platform and very much geared towards food bloggers. If you are an old pro you probably know a lot of this info. Most of my information comes from Google support, so feel free to go right to the source ( Google Support SEO ). 

I have additional tidbits that may help as well, if you have time for a quick and informative read, peruse this post. As well, please leave comments on other secrets and tips to help bloggers make the most out of this platform.
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