How To Cook A Turkey. Best Ever Turkey Recipe

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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 . . .

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Do you have a can of pumpkin purée rankling around in the cupboard? Here’s a quick tip for a warm and satisfying soup that makes up in a jiffy and takes the chill out of lunch on a winter’s day … continue reading . . .

International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens At Christmas

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International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens Great fun at “Fezziwig’s Warehouse” as recreated inside of the International Printing Museum. Join EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating for a video visit to the largest working collection of antique printing presses in the world, in … continue reading . . .

Fast Fudge, Quick Easy Recipe

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Fast Fudge, Quick Easy Recipe, Make Today – Gift Tonight! You can make this in about 5 minutes. After 2 hours in the fridge, your fudge will be firm enough to cut, wrap and present as a gift! Talk about … continue reading . . .

Magical Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

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This recipe for oatmeal transforms overnight from water and oats to a warm, filling, heart healthy breakfast your whole family will love. I embellish the recipe by substituting heavy cream for 1/4 cup of the water. The cream definitely reduces … continue reading . . .

Cranberry Smoothie Recipe

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Made with fresh cranberries, Greek yogurt, Agave syrup, ice, pure vanilla, a pinch of cloves, a dash of cinnamon and a spring of mint, this Cranberry Smoothie tastes just right the morning after a big holiday meal. … continue reading . . .

Raw Pumpkin Salad Recipe

Raw Pumpkin Salad Recipe This raw pumpkin salad recipe is refreshing and hearty, perfect for an afternoon in Autumn. I just learned that you can eat pumpkin raw! I never considered it before, but it’s just another kind of squash! … continue reading . . .

Healthy Breakfast

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Start the day with a healthy breakfast! Here’s a simple recipe you can make in minutes in the morning or make it the night before and let it soak overnight. Take a cup of Muesli, one apple, diced, 1/4 cup … continue reading . . .

Guide to Los Angeles’ Best Secrets

Guide to Los Angeles’ Best Kept Secrets for Visitors AND Locals! You can find information about Disneyland, Universal Studios and other Los Angeles area attractions anywhere. In this visitors and locals guide to Los Angeles best-kept secrets I reveal the … continue reading . . .

Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

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These pancakes drew “best I ever had in my life” raves from a pair of 9 year-olds at breakfast this morning. I used a basic batter mix from the grocery store and followed the directions on the box with the … continue reading . . .

Red Delicious Baked Apples

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Red Delicious Baked Apples Here’s something warm and wonderful for chilly mornings or after-school treats – simple and satisfying; baked apples. Start with Red Delicious apples. This recipe makes 4 1/2 apples, you can easily double quantities if desired. Preheat … continue reading . . .

Something Healthy This Way Comes, Organic Brussel Sprouts

Organic Brussel Sprouts, Grilled Okay, I know, you don’t really like brussel sprouts. Maybe they need their own Fan page on facebook! These poor, maligned, cruciferous morsels deserve a fresh look. When I was growing up, I always knew when … continue reading . . .

How To Build A Gingerbread House From A Box With EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating

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How To Build A Gingerbread House Start your own holiday family tradition with this easy to build gingerbread house kit from Germany. These abundantly available kits include everything except an egg white and a few drops of white vinegar. Of … continue reading . . .

Leftover Turkey? Try this Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! If the turkey was at your house, you’ve probably had your Black Friday turkey sandwich by now. Here’s my recipe for the day after the day after Thanksgiving. After the turkey sandwiches, after … continue reading . . .

Bow Tying Tip

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It’s Opening Night for Dolly Couture! Will EncinoMom fit into the itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot wedding gown? Video by: EncinoMom Productions … continue reading . . .

Here’s A Peek At What’s Cookin’ In My Kitchen: Pea Soup

When it's cold outside, I make it cozy inside. Here's the latest from my crock pot; a batch of Split Pea Soup

When it’s cold outside, I make it cozy inside. Here’s the latest from my crock pot; a batch of Pea Soup – or the way I sold it to my 8 year-old, Ham Soup, yum! This was super easy and … continue reading . . .

Thanksgiving, Al Fresco

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Thanksgiving, Al Fresco Here in Encino, we discovered a few years back that it’s warm enough to enjoy Thanksgiving under the stars. I have always loved eating outside, especially at a big, old, wooden table with enough room to gather everyone … continue reading . . .

Elegant Driveway Dining?

Yep. With a detached garage all things are possible. Here’s my Thanksgiving table set with bone china, (Lenox appropriately from Massachusetts), candle holders with candles a blaze (PartyLite hey, wait a minute, not only are they from Massachusetts, they’re from Plymouth! Even I … continue reading . . .

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