Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Wine and chocolate come together at Pechanga

Temecula Valley, for many, is synonymous with Southern Californian wine country with eighty percent of visitors to the area partaking in wine-related activities according the recent PRWEB.com announcement that the area will see an explosion of growth in hospitality over the next year. In fact, PRWEB.com goes on further to describe Pechanga Resort & Casino's recent ground-breaking on a "$285 million expansion, more than doubling its current size. When complete, visitors to Pechanga Resort & Casino will enjoy a resort-style pool complex featuring...

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just a little brownie for breakfast

Life is certifiable insane.  As a result, I've longed to eat brownies for breakfast and cereal for dinner.  Not to worry; I only indulged in the activity once: I found this great recipe from a fellow blogger to satiate my brownie need.  I used my kitchenaid to mix and really took her tips to heart when it came to beating the eggs.  The top layer was flaky but it also made for a very light, melt-in-your mouth brownie.  This was...

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just a little ris over the otto…and some other goodies

I'm a rice-instead-of-potatoes kind of girl so for me; and I've started to embrace arborio rice just the same as jasmine or basmati.  The intrigue has always been there but never in my kitchen.  That is until Valentine's Day (or really the day after Valentine's Day) I spent the better part of the day cooking up love for my lover: braised lamb and risotto di Arti (a friend). For the lamb I used Cook, Shoot, Eat's recipe.  I was very excited to be putting my food processor...

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just a little chocolate in a pinch

What happens when you're out of eggs, butter, you haven't gone grocery shopping in two weeks, and you're having a chocolate craving?  Oh, you bet your ass you get creative!  A couple of weeks ago this happened to me and truth be told I was long overdue for breaking out my copy of Chocolate by Trish Deseine.  I bought the book after seeing it on a fellow blogger's site and wow, the photography is amazing and the recipes so easy...

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just a little crunchie in the choco

There's a household or family in everybody's life that after visiting them whether it be for five minutes or hours, you get sent home with a goody bag of food.  My boyfriend's family is definitely like this.  But why on earth would I be ungrateful when I'm sent home with  spicy pili nuts, LUMPIA, fruit, sweet rolls, and these little guys? These crispy little round wonders are made by Fibisco and are FANTABULOUS with your morning coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk...pretty much anything you drink in...

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