STAR Cocktail Recipe

Star Cocktail Photo in classic vintage glassware with apple a la mode.

Feel like a star with this classic cocktail recipe. STAR Cocktail Recipe (The Cocktail Book.  A Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen. 1926.) This was published during the U.S. Prohibition, by John Hamilton Ltd. in London. (Note: the photo of the book … continue reading . . .

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookie B -

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting  This is a great easy cookie recipe for the holidays! After a big celebratory meal, light “cake-like” cookies are nicer than something rich and heavy. Enjoy! Pumpkin Cookies:  As always, first make yourself a … continue reading . . .

Date Bar Recipe

Date Bar

Date Bar Recipe This Date Bar Recipe was a childhood favorite, although the whole mix came in a box back then. I’ve attempted to recreate the recipe from scratch using Shield’s Date Crystals after visiting their gardens and shop recently … continue reading . . .

California LYFEstyle Recipes & Interview

Still image of video from LYFE Kitchen interview featuring the Kale Smoothie.

Meet Chef Jeremy Bringardner of LYFE Kitchen Step inside the kitchen with me at LYFE in Culver City, California. My crew and I caught up with Chef Jeremy Bringardner for some cooking tips, recipes and the scoop on what’s cookin’ … continue reading . . .

How To Cook A Turkey. Best Ever Turkey Recipe

Photo of a pile of opened cookbooks for EncinoMom.com by Lisa Keating.

The Best Turkey Recipe Is A Hybrid! It’s November first and I’m craving this already. Some years I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to prepare this turkey recipe. This is pretty simple and so delicious. Check back in a few days, … continue reading . . .

Date Tasting and Shake Recipe

Shields Date Garden Sign.

Date Tasting Video and Shake Recipe Below   Join us in Indio, California for a visit to Shields Gardens. This retro delight offers date tasting, products, garden visits and Shields world famous shakes. Did you know California produces 95% of … continue reading . . .

Mojito Recipe And How To Video From Indian Wells

Mojito Recipe and How To Video.

How to Make A Classic Mojito: Instructions, Ingredients and Video Demo This recipe for a Classic Mojito comes to us courtesy of Award Winning Mixologist, Natasha Garcia. We caught up with Natasha on a recent sunny afternoon (108˚), outside of Palm … continue reading . . .

Olives & Locally Sourced Foods: Meet Chef Robert Nyerick

Photo of Chef holding fresh sage from staff photographers at EncinoMom Magazine captured at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells, California.

Olive Talk on California Living. Meet Chef Robert Nyerick What do olives, green tomatoes and ceviche have in common? Chemistry! Olives straight off the tree, like green tomatoes and ceviche need to go through a chemical alchemy before they are … continue reading . . .

Mighty Leaf Tea Giveaway

Mighty Leaf Tea. Giveaway on EncinoMom.com

Would you like to win four boxes of artisan-crafted Mighty Leaf Iced Tea, a Takeya Iced Tea Pitcher and glass water bottle? Here’s what I knew before I tried Mighty Tea: You can say “goodbye” to bottles this summer. Make … continue reading . . .

Salmon With Fennel Recipe

Salmon Steak with sliced lemon and fresh fennel.

Here’s our recipe for salmon and fennel – especially for our new friend at Trader Joe’s! Enjoy! I was in my local Trader Joe’s earlier today and saw beautiful fresh fennel. It called to mind this family favorite recipe for … continue reading . . .

Irish Soda Bread Recipe For St. Patrick’s Day – Easy

Photo of sliced Irish Soda Bread with a pat of butter and cup of tea.

Irish Soda Bread Recipe Photos & Story By: Eve Ross Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! …A St. Patrick’s Day Blessing On You! I am indeed a good bit Irish, my auburn hair passed down from my grandmother, Maggie Higgins. This … continue reading . . .

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies cooling on racks.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe I never really liked gingerbread cookies because they were always hard and had a bitterness to them. When a friend brought these in to our office in San Francisco, it was love at first bite. These cookies … continue reading . . .

Roasted Beet Dip

Roasted Beet Dip & Udi's baguette and tosted pizza crust points.

Roasted Beet Dip (served with baked Udi’s pizza crust and Udi’s Gluten Free Baguette) This dish was served to us as an appetizer while we were cooking up a storm in Studio City. This dip is such a beautiful color … continue reading . . .

Baking Bread and Making Beds

Baking Bread and Making Beds When I find myself in the midst of a day of domesticity, I feel the connection to all of the mothers that have gone before me. Making beds. Fluffing pillows, smoothing little wrinkles away with … continue reading . . .

Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Interview & How-to Video

EncinoMom's Lisa Keating whipping up a Gluten Free appetizer at Cook LA

Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Interview, How-to Video The EncinoMom Team visited the teaching kitchen at Studio City’s, CookLA. We cooked up and taste tasted recipes from Chef Liz Alexanian’s Gluten Free Sides and Appetizers menu. Products from Udi’s Gluten Free … continue reading . . .

Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans

Toffee Recipe for Christmas from Christopher Taylor EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans  By Christopher Taylor This toffee recipe comes from our wonderful neighbor in Minnesota, Mrs. Ruth, who makes this toffee each year for Christmas. It’s a favorite! One of her sister’s nieces makes it as gifts for … continue reading . . .

Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe

Gluten Free Stuffing from Udi's and Chef Liz Alexanian. Contest winner Jackie Akhurst pictured here.

Gluten-Free Caramelized Leeks and Herb Stuffing Recipe Recipe by Chef Liz Alexanian, Cook LA Gluten-Free for the holidays? Impossible you say? Think again. We had the opportunity to taste test a series of GF recipes developed by Chef Liz Alexanian … continue reading . . .

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