Snow Fix

Photo of pine trees in the snow

If you find yourself having a hard time getting into the spirit of the season, try a trip to the snow! For us Angelenos snow can be reached in about an hour (depending on exactly where you start). When it … continue reading . . .

Let’s Get Outside! Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

Fall Outdoor Play When temperatures begin to fall we love to get the family outside. Hiking, biking and even long walks with our dog are even more enjoyable when the air is cool and the breeze is brisk. We love … continue reading . . .

Evian Facial Water Spray

Evian Facial Water Spray Whether she drives up the coast with the top down, slides down the slopes in the snow or flies through the sky logging more frequent flyer miles than a pilot, this is a must have! You … continue reading . . .

TV Review: Kevin From Work Gets Laughs Out Of Awkward Situations

Kevin From Work Review

Kevin From Work Gets Laughs Out Of Awkward Situations We’ve all been there, you spend a lot of hours working with someone and you start to develop a crush at the office. Some of us act on it and some … continue reading . . .

Falling For Santa Fe

view of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

We took a road trip on route 66 headed for Santa Fe New Mexico. We wanted to see for ourselves what the City Different was all about. I have to tell you we fell hard and I’m not just saying … continue reading . . .

Royal Icing

Royal Icing on Gingerbread Christmas Cookies.

Tips For Frosting Cookies With Royal Icing These cookies are iced with what is called Royal Icing.  It is very simple to make and use, with a few tips and handy tricks… 1 lb. (4 Cups) of sifted powdered sugar … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom Unboxed Episode 2

Unboxing at EncinoMom.

Enjoy EncinoMom Unboxed! This episode of EncinoMom Unboxed shares the contents of our P.O. Box Including Can-Am swag, the new book, Breathing Room: Open Your Heart By Decluttering Your Home and a soft pack with one day’s gourmet menu from Freshology an … continue reading . . .

The Wolverine – Review

The Wolverine Review, Invitation

The Wolverine – Review Okay, admittedly comic books and their attendant cinematic counterparts are not high on the list of things I feel compelled to do. Two words: Hugh Jackman. Sorry, Honey, but a couple of hours with Jackman perfectly … 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 . . .

Ice Age Ice Palace Interactive Holiday Exhibit

KeKe Palmer talks with EncinoMom's Lisa Keating

Ice Age Ice Palace Interactive Holiday Exhibit Featuring Ice Age: Continental Drift We could show you scenes from the biggest family holiday release, Ice Age: Continental Drift, but do yourself a favor and go to the Beverly Center and watch … continue reading . . .

Christmas Cookies

Kids making Cookie Cutter Christmas Cookies in Santa Hats.

Christmas Cookies – Basic Recipe By Christopher Taylor This is a very simple recipe that our family has used for over 40 years to make cut-out Christmas cookies that you can then decorate! I’m sure there are many variations of … continue reading . . .

Crock Pots For The Holidays

This is the super small crock I used to make home made caramel sauce for Halloween. From Lisa Keating at EncinoMom.com

I recently saw this at Costco and thought it would be perfect for snowy days at the cabin and holiday parties, too. When the temperatures dip, warm, filling meals just seem to feel right. At Halloween, I like to serve … continue reading . . .

Stroll Through The 50’s On Route 66 In Seligman, AZ

Photo of Snow Cap Burgers on Route 66, in Seligman, Arizona by Warren Keating.

As you head out on I-40, leaving Kingman far behind, be prepared for the time warp that lies ahead. When the Delgadillo brothers saw the Route 66 business in the town of Seligman literally disappear overnight, they were moved to … continue reading . . .

Amazing Arizona Route 66 Side Trips

Williams, AZ In the charming, Frontier-town buildings, you can watch a Wild West gunfight before taking an old steam train into the Grand Canyon. We’ve even camped in one of the Williams KOA Kamping Kabins, and relived the adventures of … continue reading . . .

Route 66 Adventure, Bagdad Cafe & Oatman, Arizona

Two and a half hours from Los Angeles, in the Mojave desert, made famous by the critically-acclaimed movie by the same name, Bagdad Café in Newberry Springs, is just a dusty ghost town version of a 1950’s café, until tour … 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 . . .

Classic Cars at Route 66 Rendez-Vous

EncinoMom at the Route 66 Rendez-vous in Riverside, California.

Stater Brothers’ Route 66 Rendez-Vous rolls into Riverside, California this week with a Classic Car Show. Get a virtual glimpse of the annual event in this video and plan to join us this weekend! Route 66 and classic cars have … continue reading . . .

Road Trip Up The California Coast

EncinoMom takes a Road Trip Up The California Coast Take a ride with EncinoMom on this virtual 4-day road trip up the California coast. From Encino, California to the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz this quick video trip highlights some … continue reading . . .

Memorial Day Miracle

My miracle is named Lisette.

My miracle came while I was working as a jazz singer in Japan. My husband came to visit me over Thanksgiving for a few days (I was on a 3 month long contract). After he left, I discovered that I … continue reading . . .

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