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Simple Summer Grilling!

Today Vince said he loves August because it’s such a relaxed summer month, July has the Independence Day festivities and then August is the month just for vacations and taking it easy. I thought about that and realized it’s true. Even though kids are getting ready to go back to school, everyone seems to be more relaxed and moving at a slower speed. And that includes our meals. August is the month for impromptu gatherings and…

Julia’s Omelettes

“If you can read, you can cook.” Julia Child,¬†Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In the introduction to the 40th Anniversary edition of her iconic cookbook, Julia Child explains that her goal was to write the recipes so that anyone who could read would be able to make the dish and have it turn out exactly as expected. Her directions are detailed and easy to follow; the omelette recipe is 8 pages long, with illustrations! This book…

Cookie Cookie Cookie

Cookie Cookie Cookie…anybody who doesn’t like cookies can stop reading now. But if you are a Cookie Kook like me, then keep on reading! Since we are coming up on back to school it’s time to fill up the cookie jar. So we devoted this week to some of our favorite cookie recipes: There’s a healthy-ish option, a favorite made into another kind of treat all together, and a classic after…

For Lunch, Dinner, or Dessert…Bottega Louie!

There are few restaurants that I want to return to time and again mostly because I love trying new things. The ones that I insist on revisiting generally have more than just Gr8 Food. Bottega Louie is one of those restaurants. Whenever the Gr8 gals venture to Los Angeles, Bottega Louie is bound to be on the itinerary. It is a large, open space which includes the restaurant, a bar area and the bakery/take-out counter. One of the…

Mosaic Bar and Grille at the Montage Laguna Beach

Mosaic Bar and Grille at the Montage in Laguna Beach, California, is a restaurant like no other. This is one of those restaurants that’s pricey but Vince and I try to go to dinner there at least once a summer. There is nothing better than eating outside on a beautiful evening, add to that the view of the ocean (it’s right there!), and a solo guitarist singing popular songs, old and new, and you have the…

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