year : 2015 15 results

Merry Christmas!

From our home to yours, we wish you the very best on this beautiful Christmas Eve. Here's to love, happiness, peace and joy. Merry Christmas! ...

How to… Blind Bake a Pie Crust

I'm sure some of you will ask "Why would I want to blind bake a Pie crust". Blind baking the crust is a great way to pre-bake your crust without having it bubble up. ...

Confessions of a Carboholic

Hi, my name is Vivian, and I'm a carboholic. You may think that I'm being disrespectful to alcoholics/etc., but for me, this really is a serious problem. ...

Searching for the best Magic Peach Cobbler Recipe

Going through my mom's recipes, I ran across a recipe titled 'Magic Peach Cobbler". I remember my mom making a baked peach dessert growing up, but I couldn't remember much about it. ...

Best Cal Mex BBQ right off Highway 101 near Santa Maria, California

Traveling home from Malibu, we needed to stop for a late lunch so we turned to our good friend Yelp. My goal was to find the best Santa Maria Tri Tip since my husband had never tried it. We definitely found a great restaurant in our quest. ...

Silicon Valley BBQ (KCBS) Competition Recap… no winners circle for me

I had such a fun time at my 2nd competition at the Silicon Valley BBQ Competition. I hope I didn't bombard you too much with all the Instagram and Facebook photos, but I thought it would be fun to document the day. ...

Time to get my BBQ on!

This weekend is the Silicon Valley KCBS BBQ Competition and I am trying to get ready to participate in the Backyard Competition. ...

Our First Cookbook… Get it while it’s free!

That's right! At Dish Ditty, we have finally published our first cookbook: Dish Ditty's Chinese Chicken Recipes. And, it's free right now on Amazon! ...

“Seize the moment. Remember 
all those women on the ‘Titanic’ 
who waved off the dessert cart.” ― Erma Bombeck

“Seize the moment. Remember 
all those women on the 'Titanic' 
who waved off the dessert cart.” ― Erma Bombeck ...

How to… Blanch Vegetables

Blanching your vegetables is the process of scalding vegetables in boiling water for several minutes. Why blanch? The best reason is that it prevents Blah vegetables! It's also necessary if you want to freeze your vegetables for use later. ...