Sophisticated Summer Hostess Gifts with EDWARDS® Desserts

(This post is sponsored by EDWARDS® Desserts. All opinions are my own.) I used to bake A LOT. I’m talking fancy stuff, like elaborate multi-component recipes that sometimes took all day to prepare. I especially loved to bring my creations whenever I was invited to a social gathering, since it’s impossible to show up with a four layer strawberry […]

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Master the Art of Last Minute Entertaining, Italian Style!

Disclosure: I partnered with Freschetta Gluten Free Pizza to concept, produce, write, and share this post. All opinions are and always will be my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that enable me to bring you fresh inspiration daily! If there’s anything I’ve learned during my travels to Italy the past two summers, it’s that […]

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Pear and Pistachio Galette Recipe from the Kale & Caramel Cookbook

If food tastes best when it’s made with love, then food from the kitchen of Kale and Caramel’s Lily Diamond is unapologetically sublime. Lily has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know, and she pours herself into every dish she makes. Her brand new book, the Kale and Caramel cookbook, embodies the spirit and […]

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Entertaining Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch with Parachute Home Table Linens

I’ve been thinking about moms a lot lately. I guess I’m at that age. I’m watching many of my peers enter the mothering phase of their lives; I’ve been watching my own mother explore a new phase of discovery and identity in her life; and I’ve been watching my path creep every more closely towards the entrance of […]

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Tabletop Inspiration from Sheldon Ceramics’ Spring Collection

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Sheldon Ceramics. The LA-based artisan ceramics company makes an appearance in almost every entertaining story that I style! The subtle sophistication of their creations combines the earthy rawness inherent to handmade pieces with clean shapes, modern glazes, and an overall refined vibe that elevates any setting. And […]

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Perfect Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Less Sugar

Earlier this spring I shared a recipe for my favorite poppyseed salad dressing. I lowered the sugar content, without sacrificing flavor, by trading the regular sugar in the original recipe for Truvia Natural Sweetener. The results were so delicious that I’ve been swapping full-sugar sweeteners for Truvia Natural Sweetener in all my healthy dressings ever since! But until […]

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles in Shiitake Dashi

If you follow along on my Instagram, you know that I spent much of last week eating my way through New York City with the team from KitchenAid and a crew of food and lifestyle bloggers. Each and every moment was worth writing home about—from our culinary tour of Greenwich Village to our behind-the-scenes peek […]

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Torta Pasqualina: An Italian Easter Breakfast Recipe

Is it too soon to start thinking about summer vacation? No? Good, ’cause I totally am! I’m already counting the days until I return to Italy and reprise my role as the social media advisor at one of Annette Joseph’s photography and styling workshops! One of the reasons I’m so excited is that this year […]

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8 New Healthy Cookbooks to Inspire Your Next Farmers Market Trip

My neighborhood, like many here in LA, marks each weekend with a pretty spectacular farmer’s market. For much of every Sunday, the sidewalks are glutted with mums and dads pushing strollers whose handles are laden with canvas totes bulging bright bunches of carrots and dark, leafy greens. Yet week after week, I don’t avail myself of the market’s […]

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A Green Spring Salad for your St. Patrick’s Day Menu

I have a confession to make: I have a secret passion for corned beef and cabbage. I’d eat it by the bucketload if you let me. But I never feel quite as happy after consuming it as I do while shoveling into my mouth, thanks to the gargantuan quantity of sodium in the beef. So I’m […]

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