The Weekend Cocktail: A Special Hot Apple Cider

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It seems the older I get the more there is to do around the holidays. I am trying to be mindful about spending more quality time with people I love and reduce the obligations. Who does not need a little holiday cheer that is … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Treasury of Holiday Cookies

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Holiday cookies for cheerful gifting or entertaining.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Like so many others my greatest joy this time of year is baking Christmas cookies! When I look over my most favorite and requested recipes my heart becomes so full because with each recipe come a memory, a friends childhood memory … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Christmas Island for a Lower Cal Egg Nog

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A different kind of nog.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am all for celebrating and eating all of the delicious and decadent foods of the season (in moderation of course!)  However when I find something a little lighter and yet as delicious I feel that I must share! Bolthouse Farms … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Santa’s Sangria

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Make this sangria with red or white wine.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY The countdown to Christmas is on and if you have been more naughty than nice perhaps you should leave some of Santa’s Sangria with the cookies instead of milk! This is awesome for a tree trimming party, girls night in or any … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Give Heartfelt Gifts with Homemade Holiday Breads

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Give from the heart with sweet mini-breads.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Thanksgiving is over, so now it's full speed ahead to Christmas and Hanukkah! If you have just a little time, you can use it to make quick holiday breads. These almost dessert breads are great for gifts, family gatherings or with … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Say Cheers to the Holidays

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Here are some wonderful holiday cocktails from the talented crew of mixologists at William Grant & Sons—the spirits portfolio including favorites such as Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s, Sailor Jerry, and many … [Read more...]

Weekend Cocktail: Guns and Rose’s Wango Tango

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Fabien Casteller Gallery in Studio City

BY GWEN KENNEALLY A few months ago I introduced you to a fantastic new Ventura Boulevard addition Fabien Castanier Gallery in Studio City. Last weekend was the opening reception for their newest show GUNS & ROSES featuring EDWARD WALTON WILCOX- … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Warm Up With Hot Gin Punch

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is really feeling like fall! I love the chill in the air and the dark cozy nights. I couldn’t resist this awesome cocktail that I received the talented   crew of mixologists at William Grant & Sons—the spirits portfolio … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Homemade Liquor Gifts for the Holidays

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I couldn't believe what happened  last August as I shopped at Costco. First, I ran by the Halloween decorations, but then I came around the corner and ran right into a full size reindeer! Please don’t be upset about my bringing … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Warm with Hot Florida Nights

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Finally some chilly fall evenings timed perfectly with the fallback clock change! When it starts to get nippy I think of an Irish coffee or a Kahlua coffee or perhaps even a Grand Marnier! When you really need to unfrost you can … [Read more...]