The Weekend Cocktails: Lighten Up with The POMania and The Spajito

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Taking the 2013 New Year’s mindful approach to eating it only seems fair that we bring it to our weekend cocktail. These spa cocktails inspired by the mixologists at Square One Organic Vodka are refreshing and delicious and … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Wake Up to a Quick and Healthy Breakfast

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Hello 2013!  2012 certainly had its moments of greatness. My daughter is thriving at her new school, my first book was published, I spent a lot of time creating recipes, cooking for old friends and family and made some awesome … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Tips and Tricks for Hosting a New Years Eve Cocktail Party

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The cocktail parties that we throw are not like our mother’s (remember that somewhat goofy food?); instead we have  a cornucopia of amazing small plate taste treats. Plus, you can have a grand assortment to accommodate all … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Holiday Menu Perfect for a Tree Trimming Party

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry — and trim a tree!

BY GWEN KENNEALLY There are many great reasons to throw a party with friends and family this time of year. In order to make entertaining easier, it's best to prepare a menu to make ahead of time so you make a spectacular presentation and … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY When you want to go from the nice to the naughty list, this elegant cocktail will surely help you get there. From the earliest times mistletoe has been one of the most magical, mysterious, and sacred plants of European … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes to Ignite Your Palate During the Festival of Lights

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Living in Los Angeles is nothing short of an awesome culinary adventure. We get to peek into the windows of so many cultures!  I grew up in a small town where there was only one Jewish family.   It was not until I moved here … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Menorah Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This weekend marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, where many families invite relatives and friends over to light the menorah, sing songs, play dreidel, exchange gifts, eat latkes and other traditional food, and … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Sophisticated Holiday Desserts That Impress

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This is a super busy time of the year, but it is also a time of sharing love from the kitchen and tapping into all kinds of creativity. When you take the time to make an extraordinary holiday meal it only makes sense that you … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Who’s Got Their Hands in the Cookie Jar?

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY As many of you know, this time of year is my favorite for baking. I love to bake lots of cookies and find new and creative ways to make gifts for friends and family. And of course, I receive tons of requests for holiday cookie … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Thanksgiving Part 2—Sweet and Savory Tips and Tricks to Personalize Your Menu

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and the kick off to the most magical time of the year. We all typically prepare recipes handed down from generations (mom’s turkey, grandma’s potatoes) or invite something new, … [Read more...]