adventures in eating

Adventures in Eating: Carolyn Thacker’s Cranberry Relish

Let’s face it. The month of De­cember is certainly a busy one. Even the most organized people find themselves wanting to turn back the clock… just a little, to give them some extra time to “make Christmas cookies, find that special gift or go to the Nutcracker ballet”. We all have lists of things we’d… read more »

Adventures in Eating: The Perfectly Easy Roast Turkey

Let’s face it, every cook has at least a few culinary items they are downright afraid to try to make. I always had a fear of making home­made danish pastry, and rightly so! Never will I forget the disaster of that enterprise. Making danish pastry is a difficult process, a skill that requires a thorough… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

As summer closes and fall be­gins, the cooks of the southland welcome the new season with open arms. Harvest season is upon us and it beckons us back to our kitchens, tempting us with thoughts of pumpkin pies and suc­culent stuffed turkeys. Fall marks the beginning of the holidays. It is a time for families… read more »

Adventures in Eating: The Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Where has summer gone? Be­ing a busy mom of two means no time off. My days were full of swimming lessons and lemonade stands; summer school and pool parties; beach trips and barbeques. Not to mention a week long trip to Lake Arrowhead squeezed in. My son and daughters summer social calendar kept me very… read more »

Adventures in Eating: California Caesar Salad

I think I have told you that I am happiest in my kitchen. I am. It is true. But there is something about a hot summer day that seems to sap my energy. I’d rather be any place but the kitchen when the temperature outdoors starts to soar. The thought of turning on my oven… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Fresh Raspberry Pie

When people think of summer, they dream of long days at the beach, evening barbeques, chil­dren catching fireflies and the fourth of July fireworks. It’s a special time to relax and enjoy life to its fullest with family and friends. For a cook, summer conjures up some images most people might not think about: Red… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Vegetarian Burritos

It seems like everybody I know is on a diet. Now that bath­ing suit weather is here, I’ve lost my “In and Out Burger Buddies”. The friends who once accompa­nied me to every juicy burger joint in town are now either at the gym, or guzzling Slim Fast like it’s go­ing out of style. Don’t… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Crystalize Flowers

Just when Angelino’s thought their lush green landscapes were going to dry up into a veritable desert, heaven blessed them with rain, wonderful sweet rain! Unfor­tunately not enough to eliminate the drought altogether, but enough to keep our “gardens growing”. After spending an arm and a leg on a new sprinkler system to water our… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Creamy Lemon Chive Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

Recently I took a cake decorating class from the pastry chef at Disney­land, George Geary. Not only was the class fascinating, it was a delicious experience as well. After decorating the cakes Mr. Geary had made, which ranged from a classic white cake to a rich chocolate truffle cake, my class­mates and I were then… read more »

Adventures in Eating: 12″ BBQ Chicken Pizzas

Before we had children, my husband and I thought nothing of hopping into the car and heading out to the latest “In” dining spot. We’d sit like critics for the local newspaper and scrutinize everything from the quality of the china to the selec­tions on the wine list. As one might ex­pect, we quite often… read more »