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 . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Onward Grill Pro Lighter It’s always a good idea to have a couple of lighters (and bottle openers) along, too! … 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 . . .
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 . . .
Decorating Cookies Holiday tunes on the stereo, fresh pot of coffee on the stove, cookies baked, icing made and friends and family gathered to decorate our batch of 67! Wether you’ll be decorating cookies with a gang or enjoying the … continue reading . . .
Rum Pot Recipe: Make in Summer, Enjoy in Winter Having first sampled this dish in Switzerland in the mid eighties, I always wanted to recreate it at home. I never seemed to have the perfect set up for making it, … 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 . . .
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 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 . . .
Camellias are in bloom in Encino, CA … continue reading . . .
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 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 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! 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 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 . . .
Carol of the Bells – Video From The Piano Guys Wow! We just stumbled across this Carol of the Bells video and had to share it with you! What could be more beautiful than a warm, mellow cello, well played … continue reading . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .