Yes, I had a birthday party for my dog. It may sound ridiculous…..but why wouldn’t you want a reason to get together with a few friends, drink champagne, and eat cake?Read More
Another recipe I discovered on Smitten Kitchen! I brought these cookies to an outdoor concert at a winery with kids and dogs. They are cheerful and were a hit with all ages.Read More
I enjoyed this easy recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Only 4 ingredients, very easy! They are not THAT different from regular Rice Krispie treats…..but I ate more than usual. I think that means the brown butter and sea salt made an impact!Read More
This is another old recipe that I used to make all the time. Oatmealers (a Lawton name). They are oatmeal cookies with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.Read More
Another Barefoot Contessa recipe! Crispy mustard chicken. This was easy to make - one pan in the oven.Read More
This was a very easy dinner! Not a ton of ingredients to buy at the store, and it cooks all in one pan. A contender for my “One Dish Wonders” of 2019.Read More
Last weekend Lola and I went on a walk and captured some photos of snowy cabins. Enjoy! Which one do you like best?Read More
2 chocolate chip cookie recipes! I made these as gifts for some neighbors who did a favor. The one on the left is Emily Schuman’s recipe. The pic on the right is the Neiman Marcus recipe. I like the cookie dough from Emily’s better….Neiman’s is easier. Try them both let me know what you think!Read More
Thanks again to Brooke Shafner for sharing this easy orzo! I used 2 TBSP of butter and no lemon. I grated the Parmesan rather than buying the already shredded kind….it just tastes better.Read More
The Lawtons make this recipe all the time….and all my friends in LA know and love this famous recipe. Every time I try mac ‘n cheese at a restaurant with my dear friend Jed, he always says “Neely, this isn’t as good as yours.”Read More
Easy peasy chocolate cake! Thanks to Brooke Shafner for sharing this family recipe. It has a secret ingredient that keeps it moist…….sour cream!Read More
Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa recipe - not a surprise! It was easy and the feedback was “this is a restaurant quality meal.” Lots of leftovers - a cozy meal for a winter night.Read More
Is anyone having a tough time motivating to exercise? Are anyone else’s jeans a bit snug from holiday cookies? Are you too busy or too tired to exercise? Not wanting to pay $100/month to join a gym?
I can relate!Read More
Happy first day of Winter! How adorable is this concept. Instead of a bench or a rocking chair, add a hanging ski lift chair to your snowy cabin.Read More
Daniel Triassi is an SF photographer who captures city images with his iPhone. He walked around the town taking in the spirit of the holidays. Enjoy his journey!Read More
Not sure how to decorate for the holidays? Don't to buy a lot of "stuff" with Santas and elves all around? How about some garland? Simple greenery adds a nice touch.Read More
Thanks to my friend Karin for recommending this autumn salad for Thanksgiving! I am always in charge of the salad and needed new ideas.
I mostly used Ina Garten’s recipe (Barefoot Contessa) with a few changes.Read More
Guess who sent me this article about festive tablescapes…..my Dad!
I like a few of these ideas:
produce - incorporate fruit and/or veggies
pomegranate sliced in half on each plate
“Best pork I’ve ever had.” “I didn’t even know I liked pork tenderloin.” These were the comments from the recent Ina Garten Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe.Read More