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Archives for July 2015

Crock Pot Kalua Pork

Take out the crock pot ladies! We have a super simple recipe for Kalua Pork that takes few ingredients, but a loooooong time to cook. So this takes a little bit of planning ahead... and fighting the Kalua Pork aroma for two days... Good luck with the temptation! Crock Pot Kalua Pork Author: Maryann Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 28 hours Total time: 28 hours 5 mins Serves: 5-6 … [Read more...]

Copy Cat PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Have you ever been to PF Changs and wondered what kind of mystical magic they put in their lettuce wraps? I have. It must be unicorns and rainbows, because those wraps are yumtastic. What's even more incredible is that my kids eat them and seem to thoroughly enjoy them! Maybe it's the DIY of the wraps that intrigue the kiddos; you can put what you like in them...make them crunchy, make them all … [Read more...]

Upgrade Your Frozen Pizza for the BEST Frozen Pizza!

Upgrade your frozen pizza or take out pizza for the BEST frozen pizza by doing these simple steps or techniques: Add your favorite toppings! If you have jalapenos or extra pineapple on hand, add it on there! Combine melted butter or olive oil with Italian seasonings and brush it on the crust before and after baking. It will add some buttery flavor and up the flavor profile! Add in some … [Read more...]

Join Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Stephanie Izard for a Summer Cooking Demo in San Diego! @CulinaryCouncil #MacysChef

Join Golden State Mom and Macy's Culinary Council Chef Stephanie Izard for a Summer Cooking Demo! Stephanie Izard knows how to inspire and cook up a culinary treat! Macy's Chef and author of Girl in the Kitchen, Chef Stephanie Izard will be at the Macy's Mission Valley Home store this July 25th at 12 Noon for a cooking demonstration and book signing. The best part? This is a FREE event with … [Read more...]

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe Let me preface this with I have never been to Louisiana, BUT I do love a good gumbo from time to time and this is by far the best recipe I have came up with. A dark roux with delicious vegetables, combined with spicy chicken and sausage. Easy to make; prep the night before or in the morning, then cook it all after school or work-- so good! Enjoy and let me know … [Read more...]