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 . . .
Alpine Village Kicks Off Oktoberfest In Torrance! Have you ever been to a party that lasted two and a half weeks? Sounds like quite a celebration. Odds are that if you haven’t been to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest you haven’t partied … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Emergency Mylar Blankets Throw these in your backpack or glove box. When temperatures plummet in the mountains at night you may find your sleeping bag’s rating for cold to be completely bogus by your own … continue reading . . .
This deliciously easy Moist Apple Cake recipe was passed along to me by my Mom, who in turn received it from friends of friends . . . as so often the best recipes often are! I’ve made it a number … continue reading . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Easy Caramel Recipe uses 1 ingredient! This homemade, easy caramel recipe is so simple, it’s scary. You only need 1 ingredient. I used a mini crock pot, but you can prepare this on top of the stove using a bit … continue reading . . .
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Visit the Best Oktoberfest in California! Best Oktoberfest in California, come to play and stay all day! If the thought of October sets you off on a quest for wieners and sauerkraut, come with us to the Phoenix Club in … continue reading . . .
Here’s the latest info on what’s happening with Los Encinos State Historic Park and the budget debacle as posted on Los Encinos’ FaceBook page by Sumner Davenport: https://www.facebook.com/groups/149220391819856/permalink/360697327338827/ (This link takes you directly to the post – or you can … continue reading . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
How to Handle Your Haul Living in a house full of candy monsters, it has always been obvious to me that Halloween requires a strategy. The first step is to serve a nutritious meal before marauding the neighborhood for sweet … continue reading . . .
Outdoor Ghosts Halloween Decorations: Ghosts Build Graveyard in Encino Outdoor ghosts Halloween decorations: ghosts build a graveyard in Encino. Well, that’s just silly, but you’ll draw inspiration from this time lapsed video where a little imagination and family time work … continue reading . . .
Albuquerque, New Mexico fills with the magical site of hot air balloons from around the world, ascending into the pure blue expanse over the rainbow. If life at home feels a little like Kansas before the storm, add this technicolor … continue reading . . .
Taste of Encino – 24th Annual Taste – Back on the Boulevard. EncinoMom At Taste Of Encino Thanks to everyone who made this such a special day! From the staff at EncinoMom.com, the great new people we met and all … continue reading . . .