This Halloween, I will be enjoying an Orange Stinger Martini from my creative and quite devilish friend Alison of A Girl A Market A Martini. Oops…I mean, A Girl A Market A Meal. Her cocktail got my thinking about my (other) favorite orange cocktail. The Spritz con Aperol.
It started in the spring of 2008 when my husband and I slipped off of the North American continent and disappeared into the wilds of Italy.
Oh Italy. My brother from another mother.
We saw …
Like any proper Angelino, I spend a good deal of time sitting in my car participating in that daily rite of torture called commuting. In addition to keeping an eye out for the elusive chorizo truck during my morning pilgrimage up the 110 freeway, I also like to devote time to having deep thoughts.
Unfortunately for my chances at winning a Nobel Prize of any sort, the caliber and nature of my deep thoughts would be more at home in a …
Anyone who has ever dabbled in the kitchen has an arsenal of recipes that always work. Call them what you want: sure things, shoo-ins, ace-in-the-hole. It doesn’t really matter. What matters is that they turn out every single time. Ina Garten’s Lemon Yogurt Cake is one of those recipes. As versatile as Ryan Seacrest (wait…did I lose you there…sorry). Let’s try this again. As versatile as a pair of black Manolo Blahnik pumps, this little gem does everything. Call it …
My friend Amber said to enter this LA Times contest specifically with my Rum Butter Nut recipe. Who am I to disagree?
(my recipe is the Rum Butter Nuts…just in case it isn’t obvious).