entertaining

  • Cravings

    You’re the Straw to my Berry

    Seeing how next month is National Strawberry Month and strawberries are in season down here, I thought it only appropriate to discuss one of my cravings.  Strawberries are a soft, red fruit studded with seeds.  Believe...
    April 28, 2016 481 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Oodles of Zoodles

    Yes, we millennials like to jump on the food trend bandwagon; so our kids have to come along for the ride.  The veggie of the month is zucchini! This happens to be my personal favorite, my...
    April 28, 2016 346 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    That Soda Really Pops

    Walking through the adult beverage aisle lately has been very interesting.  All new liquor flavors, artisan beer, and soda.  Wait, what? Soda?  Yes, that is what I said.  It started with “hard” root beer, but I...
    April 28, 2016 587 0
  • Cool Recipes

    I’ve Gotta Ham it to Ya

    Well, it’s Easter time and you know what that means, it’s ham time.  I absolutely love ham and so does my family.  This year, I wanted to create something a little different from the the glazed...
    March 24, 2016 537 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    Silly Rabbit, Easter is for us too!

    I love all of the traditions of Easter, but I noticed that a lot of the sweets and fun is for kids.  I have kids, so this is a lot of why I love Easter, but...
    March 24, 2016 479 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    Jump on the Amaro Bandwagon

    One of the hottest trends in 2016 is Amaro.  What is Amaro, you ask?  According to Food Republic Amaro is, “The term amari (amaro when singular) encompasses a number of bitter, herb-infused liqueurs. Traditionally, they’re made...
    March 2, 2016 362 0
  • Entrees

    Nice Thighs

    Chicken thighs are being used a lot more in recipes these days.  It makes sense, dark meat is almost always less expensive and offer a huge amount of flavor.  For millennials, who are on a budget,...
    March 2, 2016 394 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    We’re Going to Asia Baby, Well Kind Of!

    Another hot new trend in the world of alcohol is East- Asian inspired drinks.  Forbes noted, “East-Asian Cocktails — Robert Haynes-Peterson, Spirits Writer “I think we’re going to see a continuing expansion and evolution of East...
    March 2, 2016 349 0
  • Appetizers

    It’s Bloomin’ Perfection

    Now, I think we have all had a variations of the famous bloomin’ onion, made famous by Outback Steakhouse.  If you haven’t, what in the world is wrong with you?  Just kidding, but seriously…try one now! ...
    March 2, 2016 362 0
  • Appetizers

    Yes. We Double-Dip

    For as long as we’ve been eating dip, we’ve been hit with propaganda that it’s loaded with fat and dairy and stuff our dreadlocked contingent might refer to as “crap.” Buzzkills that they are. Not to...
    January 22, 2016 753 0
  • Lets Go Out

    Keep Calm and Get Your Bakery On

    For those of us that are far too busy to shop for ingredients and slave over a stove to get our cookie fix, local bakeries comes to the rescue.  In SoCal, we have sooooo many choices...
    December 3, 2015 349 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    This May Contain Wine

    All over the internet and Facebook, I have been seeing a huge fall sangria trend.  I absolutely love sangria in the summertime, so refreshing and crisp.  When I saw the creations online, I was floored that...
    November 19, 2015 466 0
  • Extra Wonderful Cravings

    Time to Get Our Cranberry On

    One thing we have always seen on the table is the cranberry sauce to accompany the turkey.  Well for me, I was always freaked out about the jelly that was still in the shape of a...
    November 19, 2015 384 0
  • Extra Wonderful Cravings

    Don’t Forget the Kiddos

    Now, usually, Edgyplate uses The Scene to highlight the most wonderful drinks the adult beverage industry has to offer, but since Thanksgiving is about family…we can’t leave the kid’s out.  When I was a kid, we...
    November 19, 2015 393 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Turduck-What?

    Turducken is a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, stuffed into a deboned turkey. Outside of the United States, it is known as a Three Bird Roast. Gooducken is a traditional...
    November 19, 2015 463 0
  • Food on the Fly

    Pick Me Up

    If you want to have dinner at home, but do not want the hassle of cooking it, ordering your feast is a great option.  Albertsons, if ordered in advance, offers a spectacular feast for every head...
    November 19, 2015 396 0
  • Editors Picks

    Good for the Gizzards?

    This is definitely a maybe not for this girl, but I have heard rave reviews on eating the gizzards of the turkey.  Gizzards are secondary stomachs used by birds to grind their food before digestion. Because...
    November 19, 2015 567 0
  • Cravings

    Lookin’ Good, Pumpkin

    Okay, pumpkin spice is everywhere, I mean everywhere!  Before the lattes, chocolate chips, etc we loved our pumpkin pie.  It seemed like unless you went to Marie Callender’s, you ate pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving at that...
    November 19, 2015 368 0
  • Impress Me

    Neurogastronomy-What the?

    Neurogastronomy is a mouthful, but what is it exactly?  The latest in restaurant trends, neurogastronomy is simply how the brain creates flavor.  I find the concept so cool, as I love science.  Restauruants are finding that...
    November 12, 2015 392 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Sweaters, Football, and Food!

    It is that time of the year…leaves are falling, it’s cold outside, and comfort food is the name of the game.  Comfort often gets a bad rap.  Usually loaded with carbs or fat, but oh, oh...
    November 12, 2015 436 0