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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...]

Waterworks Aquatics Swim School – Swim Lessons in San Diego

Waterworks Aquatics Swim School - Swim Lessons in San Diego California is a water loving state! Between the ocean, rivers, lakes and pools, kids here start swimming sometimes before they can even walk or talk. But just because kids are around water doesn't mean they necessarily know the correct ways and moves for proper swimming. My daughter has been in and out of pools her whole life, but … [Read more...]

My Experience at Disney Social Media Moms On the Road Portland #DisneySMMC

Disney Social Media Moms On The Road Celebration- My Experience When the email invite to the Disney Social Media Moms On the Road Portland came, I was beyond thrilled! Next came the questions.... Could I go? Did I have the extra money to fly from San Diego to Portland? Would the celebration be worth the expense and time away from my family? Would I walk away with something learned and "aha" … [Read more...]