Creating My Own Burger at McDonald’s

Last week I mentioned visiting the oldest operating McDonald’s in Southern California. Today it’s all about McDonald’s latest innovation – Create Your Taste. Create your taste is a build your own burger concept at select McDonald’s stores in Southern California.  Recently, I was invited to stop by and try it out at the Laguna Niguel […]

Summer Shakes at Ruby’s Diner

I’ve always had a soft spot for Ruby’s Diner. I had my eight grade graduation party at the location on the Seal Beach Pier. I ate at the Mainplace location on my first day at what would become one of my favorite jobs.  And I still think they make the best chili cheese fries around. […]

Disneyland’s Delicious Dole Whip

Back in the day most family trips to Disneyland would include a trip to the Tiki Juice Bar for a fresh pineapple spear and juice. Then one day the Dole Whip appeared. I tried it and thought it was just ok. But my sister loved it so we continued to stop for a treat. Then […]

Visiting B&K Sugar Arts Lab

“Oh Los Angeles, you magical treasure box of a town (I can’t help but channel my inner Leslie Knope since I just watched the series finale of Parks and Rec. Sigh. I’ll miss it). ” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve discovered something new during those endless hours spent in my car. Whether […]

Visiting Snoopy and Sift Dessert Bar

disclosure: Discounts and comps were received throughout the Sonoma Valley road trip. All opinions are my own. There is SO much to do in Sonoma county. So, so much that it was hard to fit everything in. In fact, a couple places almost didn’t make the cut but I was so determined to visit them […]

Visiting Sonoma County – A Culinary Adventure

Disclosure: Discounts and comps were received throughout the Sonoma Valley road trip. All opinions are my own. After our amazing morning at Jack London State Historic Park it was time to enjoy Sonoma’s biggest bounty. And what better place to do that than the famous Benziger Family Winery. Seriously, can this place get any more […]

Cake Decorating Classes at Charm City Cakes

Ever since I heard Duff Goldman opened a second Charm City Cakes location right here in LA I knew I had to check it out. I must admit, I’ve never seen an episode of Ace of Cakes but I was a huge fan of his short lived show Sugar High (why oh why did it […]

Sidecar Doughnuts VS. Donut Bar

I’m not the biggest doughnut fan. In fact, for the longest time I couldn’t stand them. Then, they started going gourmet and what I previously found to be balls of grease turned into something delicious. Orange County is now home to multiple fancy doughnut shops with the two most popular being Sidecar Doughnuts in Costa […]

Enjoying Treats from Sweet XO

Last week I was sent a surprise package. It was filled with goodies from Sweet XO. What a treat! Sweet XO is a fun store filled with gift items and edible treats with five locations in the LA/OC area. Before I received the goodie bag I had never been there before. I soon rectified that […]

Spotlight on Arctic Zero

Summer’s just around the corner and you know what that means – ice cream! I love, love, love ice cream but my waistline won’t let me eat too much of it. Luckily, I discovered a great new frozen treat that won’t pop the button off my pants – Arctic Zero. Arctic Zero is based out […]