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candy charcuterie for Valentine’s Day…

I WANT CANDY! When we think of Valentine's Day, we think of lots of pink and red hearts, sweet treats, handmade valentine cards, and tons of candy! So today, we're showing you a super fun way to incorporate chocolate and candy galore with a fun sweet treat charcuterie board (aka our dream come true!). Check […]

book review: make your kid a money genius (even if you’re not)

Last week, I mentioned that this book—Make Your Kid a Money Genius by Beth Kobliner—was on my list of reads for 2020. Well, I started and finished last weekend, and I can't recommend it enough! So I thought I'd do a slightly more in detail book review. Now that I've finished it, I can tell […]

5 books to start off the year…

Last year was the year I started reading books again! I know, you're probably like…"What do you mean, Joy?!" Yes, folks..for several years, I stopped reading books. I mean, I skimmed books from time-to-time, and when I needed help on a topic (like parenting), I would gander through a book about it. But I mostly […]

field trip: all day baby!

We're off today on another field trip, and at this place, breakfast is served ALL DAY, BABY! All Day Baby is new to the Silverlake neighborhood in Los Angeles, and it's rumored to be home to one of the best fried chicken biscuit sandwiches of all time. Check it out…

Holiday Neapolitan Cookies with a Twist!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and I'm SO ready for the holidays to arrive! Aside from being able to slow down and spend time with family, my favorite part of the holidays is all of the delicious treats…like Neapolitan cookies! I love how they mix in THREE different flavors. So today, we're […]

A Festive Charcuterie Board with Three Homemade Dips…

It's no secret that I'm in love with charcuterie boards! They're one of my go-to's when hosting parties because they're made of easily-sourced ingredients, can be assembled for both large or smaller gatherings, and they are pretty enough to double as a centerpiece. When entertaining, I like to add my own personal touch whenever possible […]

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe…

If you're like me and adore chocolate-covered strawberries, you're going to LOVE this frozen strawberry hot chocolate! It's inspired by one of my favorite indulgent treats, is super decadent, and is perfect for all of your holiday parties. So, in partnership with KitchenAid, I've used the new K400 Blender to create a deliciously simple recipe […]

mini thanksgiving pies…

It's officially just one week until Thanksgiving! No matter what you've got planned for the day, these cute mini banana cream pies will fit in perfectly ;). They're super easy to whip up, but they look like we spent a lot of time in the kitchen making them, right?! Check it out…

field trip: Vive La Tarte!

If you're in Los Angeles, you're in luck! Vive La Tarte recently opened in Silverlake, and it is seriously good. They have several locations in San Francisco and just opened their newest spot in L.A. last month. Check it out…

an autumnal charcuterie board…

If you're ever looking for me at a party and there's a charcuterie board around, I guarantee I won't be too far away from it. It's one of my favorite snacks ever (I'd eat one for every meal if I could), and I love making them for my guests when I host. It's so easy […]

summer shrimp tacos…

Happy Wednesday and almost Fourth of July! Before we take a long weekend break, we're here to give you our favorite summer shrimp and mango taco recipe! It's perfect for summer gatherings with friends because everyone can pick their toppings and make the taco of their dreams. It's also great for summer nights when you […]

a super fresh summer salad…

With the hot, hot, HOT summer days here in Los Angeles, I've been craving lots of fresh vegetables and dishes that require absolutely no cooking over a stove. So today, we have THE freshest salad on the block that is also possibly the easiest salad to make because it requires minimal chopping. Come check it […]