A basket of pao de queijo

Pão De Quiejo : Brazilian Cheese Bread | Recipe

Oh yes. Today we're making the traditional Brazilian staple: pão de queijo. Literally translated, it means "bread of cheese" and really, that's a great description. Soft, fluffy small rounds of cheesy goodness. Let's get started!

What is Meal Prep and Why Should You Consider It? | Lifestyle

If you've been following me on Instagram for a while, I'm sure you've seen examples of some meal preps we prepare during the weekends. Meal prep is growing in popularity as a method of saving money on going out, maintaining a healthy diet, or just being able to enjoy a home-cooked meal without actually having…

La Bodega – Pismo Beach, CA | Restaurant Review

La Bodega, (meaning The Cellar in Spanish) is a tapas restaurant & wine bar located in downtown Pismo Beach. On a sunny summer Thursday night, the wait at well-known Giuseppe's is 45 minutes long. Stroll down the block and across the street to La Bodega, an oft overlooked gem, hiding in plain sight. La Bodega…

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry-Mascarpone Filling | Baking

Some moments in life deserve a special celebration. And every celebration deserves cake! I made this decadent chocolate cake, adorned in pastel floral accents for Nana's birthday. Nana loves chocolate, and this cake was the perfect combination of rich chocolate and light, fluffy cake. Pastel gel food coloring gives the piped rosettes their bright yet…

Ember Restaurant Review | Arroyo Grande, CA

Ember is a wood-fired farm-to-table fine dining establishment, that boasts a monthly seasonal menu change. I recommend Ember to everyone I meet. The two things I hear most: the wait is too long; and skepticism of a menu that typically is an equal balance of the familiar (deconstructed, reconsidered and rearranged) the foreign and the…

5 Best Oils to Keep in Your Pantry | Lifestyle

Olive, sunflower, canola, avocado, walnut, sesame... the list seems endless! There are a multitude of oil options out there. Experimentation with different oils is the best way to find out what you find easiest to cook with and what flavors you like best. Here I've provided a list of my top five most used cooking…

La Locanda Restaurant Review | San Luis Obispo, CA

all images via lalocandaslo.com Off a quiet side street in downtown San Luis, La Locanda provides a quaint and relaxed dining experience. The restaurant is small and leaves you feeling you've had an incredible meal at a close friend's house. We visited on May 12 (Mother's Day) as a family outing. The pizza oven was…

Flour House Restaurant Review | San Luis Obispo, CA

Authentic Italian with a Coastal Vibe. all photos via http://www.flourhouseslo.com Flour House is unassuming -- it's name and decor is simplistic, sleek and modern. A stark contrast to the food, which is, as a whole, vehemently steeped in Italian tradition, executed with compassion, care and obvious knowledge of the cuisine. This place does not look…