Repurpose Compostable Hot Cups and Lids

Repurpose Compostable Hot Cups and Lids

EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Repurpose Compostable Hot Cups and Lids You’ll want these, too! Perfect for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate by the campfire. These cups come with lids in case you’re on the go. Great for taking some … continue reading . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Lemon Decor For Christmas

Lemon Pinecone Wreath

Filling the house with Lemon Decor For Christmas Getting the house ready for the holidays always puts me in the spirit of the season. This year we have a short sprint from Thanksgiving to Christmas and with two new kittens … continue reading . . .

Camellias in Bloom

Photo of Pink Camellia in Bloom by Lisa Keating for EncinoMom.

Camellias in Bloom I am personally partial to fragrant blooms, but the Camellias bring so much color and so many blossoms to our winter gardens they are a true delight. With big waxy leaves, Camellias add beauty indoors when cut … continue reading . . .

Dueling Santa Trackers! Norad Or Google? You Decide

Shot of NORAD's Santa Tracker.

Help! Which Santa Tracker should we follow? The Santa Tracker has become another holiday tradition around our house. This year NORAD has a new rival; Google. Since Google is the modern Lewis & Clark of the entire planet, it makes … 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 . . .

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 . . .

Survive the Holidays! Tips From Advice Guru Liz Pryor

Survive the Holidays, tips from Advice Guru Liz Pryor.

Survive the Holidays! Ten tips and strategies from Advice Guru Liz Pryor on EncinoMom.tv Stay skinny this holiday season with these strategies and tips from Advice Guru, Liz Pryor and your host, Lisa Keating. (Click here to view video.) We … continue reading . . .

Christmas Cookie Icing Recipe and Decorating Tips

Christmas Cookie Decorations 4 - California Lifestyle Tips from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Christmas Cookie Icing Recipe and Decorating Tips by Christopher Taylor PLAN AHEAD Give yourself plenty of time for decorating cookies! This is not something that can be done quickly. I find decorating to be extremely relaxing, and meditative. It’s the … continue reading . . .

Local Experts Weigh In On A New You In The New Year

Photo of cut citrus fruits and water.

Local Experts Weigh In On A New You In The New Year by Melissa Lambarena The ball drops, glasses clink and you throw caution to the wind as you celebrate another year through the early morning. We’ve all done it, … continue reading . . .

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Photo of Better Than Boullion Chicken Stock From Amazon.com

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 . . .

Cherimoyas in Season

Photo of a Cherimoya

Slice these exotic fruits in half and eat them right out of their skin with a spoon. Creamy, sweet and delicious with a custard-like flesh. Don’t eat the beautiful black seeds, they’re toxic. Scoop the flesh of four fruits (pulp … continue reading . . .

International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens At Christmas

Photo of antique document replicas at the International Printing Museum

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 . . .

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