How to Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Roasting Spaghetti Squash is delicious but time consuming. If you want a quick way to get that spaghetti squash ready for use with your spaghetti sauce, try microwaving it. ...

Happy New Year… Happy New Me

I didn't start my transformation last year on January 1st, but I'm going to continue this new me through the new year. Not all of you know me (some of you are my friends and family), so you may not know the struggle I have had over the last umpteen years with my weight. It's not a struggle only known to me, many people struggle with their weight in many shapes and forms. For each person, it is a personal struggle that is unique to them. My struggle has been someone public once I posted the article Confessions of a Carboholic article. Today I am reflecting back on this last year and celebrate my wins (and hopefully let go of my failures). ...

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Pork Loin Recipe

There's something about wrapping pork in bacon. The senses just go on overload and this Bacon Wrapped Smoked Pork Loin Recipe will make your taste buds sing. ...

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. ...