Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
Our bellies our stuffed, we’ve given our thanks, and Santa as rolled his way down the Thanksgiving Day Parade… so it’s official, we can kick-off the Christmas season!
My favorite way to celebrate the merriest time of the year is by rewarding my readers with weeks of giveaways!
That’s right, I’ve channeled my inner-Oprah to launch this year’s round of “Kasey’s Favorite Things” and I can’t wait to share them with my readers on The Dish! Here’s a preview of some of the swankiest, tastiest, and straight up fabulous items I’ll be giving away this year! Why not get some gift ideas too while you’re at it!
I fell head over heels for Cupcake Provocateur about 5 years ago when I saw these adorable aprons all over the internet. After becoming quick friends with owner Cynthia Lagudi, CP has become the only apron in my Kitchen! I’m also thrilled to announce that in 2014 we will be collaborating on an apron line designed exclusively for Kasey’s Kitchen! As part of this year’s
This LA based company whips up THE BEST macarons I have ever tasted, and trust me, I’ve tasted PLENTY. They don’t use any artificial coloring so they aren’t the bright colors you may be used to but what you may think these little gems lack in color, they make up for in flavor! Win a 24 pack of their insanely addictive macarons during Kasey’s Favorite Things on December 6th!
Are you as inlove with Uber as I am? There is no better way to dash through the snow (or LA traffic) this holiday season than with your own driver! Show up to your holiday gala in a chauffeured town car for close to the price of a cab! Wallet a little tight? Try out Uber X for an even better deal! Uber will be giving away a $50 credit on Kasey’s Favorite Things on the 8th but you can score $10 now for signing up using this code!
This year I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Fabio Viviani. The Italian accent, the infectious charm, and of course, the stellar cooking make this guy everyone’s instant favorite! Win a signed signed PERSONALIZED copy of his latest cookbook, Fabio’s Italian Kitchen through
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This year I had the pleasure of working with Lorna Jane as part of my “Foodies Shedding Booties” program. This company is new to the
Tieks have quickly become the Louboutin of flats! Just look for those iconic teal soles! Clearly those sucked me in right away. What I love about these flats is their functionality. Not only are they insanely adorable, but they fold up and tuck into a clutch to save your feet after parading around in heels at your holiday soiree. If the product didn’t speak for itself, I’m also ga-ga about their marketing campaigns. They come up with the most adorable (and engaging) posts so be sure to check them out on all their social media outlets! A $50 gift card will be up for grabs on the 17th!
What helps transform your home into the holidays more than decor? SCENT! Here is a great DIY recipe for stovetop potpourri for the holiday season!
WHAT YOU DO:
This recipe is perfect for a game-day snack, girl’s night nosh, or even post-turkey day dessert! Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Note: Feel free to use your favorite caramel topping in this recipe instead of the candy melts if desired.
It’s everyone's favorite frightful night! Before you don your costumes and grab that big ol' trick-or-treat bag, take a few minutes to whip up a batch of these pumpkin cupcakes. This recipe is so simple, it's scary!
Have a Happy Halloween everyone!
This recipe is so simple that I'm kind of embarrassed by it's "duh"-factor. If you love peanut butter cups than this is the dessert for you. If you don't... find someone who does love them and share! They are perfect to bring to a party or eat a whole batch while you binge on Netflix. I don't judge.
What To Do:
Check out these 45 Halloween treats that are scary good! Who knows, maybe you will even get a little inspiration! Check out the pics >>>>
Photo: Photo: Eating Whole
Have a bachelor or Bachelorette party coming up & not sure what you want to do? Stay local & head out to Tacos & Tequila inside Morongo Casino Resort & Spa!
Whether you go for appetizers, drinks, dinner or dessert we have a recommendation for it all! Check out our favorites below & we'll see you there!
FAVORITE APPETIZER: Shrimp Quesedilla
FAVORITE DRINK: Bloody Maria
FAVORITE ENTREE: Alambre Tacos
Be sure to check out Tacos & Tequila online!
As a "LA Transplant" by way of Massachusetts, I still have many places in this town that I have yet to fully explore, one of which is downtown. With the booming restaurants and trendy shops popping up I'm never short of amazed by the gems that are down there. This past weekend I was invited to check out the Artisanal LA event held at L.A. Mart. This event was a showcase of all the new food artisans that you didn't even know you loved. I was able to meet some truly inspiring people and taste some delicious new delicacies all under the roof of an awesome creative space.
Below are a few of my new faves. Check them out for yourself!
The first booth that caught my eye was "Blooms In The Air", which boasted a gorgeous display of handcrafted paper flowers. If you're like me and have a "black thumb", these blossoms will bring joy to your home all year long.
Our friends from Soft Peaks Confections were there with their infamous macarons.
I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. I've tried plenty of macarons in my day, some from
I was so excited to see my pal Dwayne from Magee's at the event! Magee's is a staple at the LA Farmers Market, churning up fresh nut butters on the spot including Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, and of course, the classic Peanut Butters.
The Donut Snob is quickly becoming LA's guilty pleasure. I mean who wouldn't want gourmet donuts delivered right to your door in the morning. Yeah, that can happen! With flavors like Salted Caramel, Razzy Lemon, and The Oinker (yes, that's a donut with maple glaze and bacon crumbles), who can say no?
I have to say that one of the highlights of the event for me was my conversation with Azure Antoinette, founder of The Aalchemik Collective. The messaging behind this poetic and prophetic brand is, "Never Ordinary. Always Brilliant." Promoting individuality and self awareness is their goal and the infectious confidence of Azure found its way into the veins of anyone who came up to her booth. If you ever need a pick me up, just listen to Azure and you’ll feel like a million bucks.
I was thrilled to have the chance to meet Eric of Velvet Rope Bake Shop! We have been following each other via social media for quite some time and it was awesome to finally meet the mastermind behind these delectable Cake Truffles. Do yourself a favor and try them ASAP!
For more information about these vendors and Artisanal LA visit http://www.artisanalla.com/
Check back soon to see what’s cookin’ from Kasey’s Kitchen.