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My Latest Obsession: Miniature Clothes

I know. My last post was about a baby shower and the one before that was a maternity shoot. But I don’t want anyone getting any ideas. My hubs and I aren’t getting on the baby train any time soon. When you reach a certain age, all your friends are having babies. I resisted the urge to engage for a long time, but the closer the preggo friend, the more you want to do nice things for her (and the more you want to be SUPER involved in the baby’s life).

It all started when I wanted to make a quilt for the babe (who is yet to make an appearance, but is ready to do so at any moment). I asked the parents for old clothes I could use to cut up, ’cause, you know, memories and such. Well, R&A couldn’t come up with any clothes they were willing to part with, so I did the next logical thing. I told myself “Hey, I’ll just make some baby clothes and use the fabric from that to make the quilt!” What’s more work, right?

How to be a Good Host

 A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting two friends of mine from the east coast. They were in town because one of them is a Fox News culture correspondent and she was covering the American Idol Finale. As both of these women had a large number of friends who lived in the Southern California area, they decided make a trip of it. Only one of the girls I knew prior to the trip, and even she I only knew as an acquaintance. The other girl I didn’t know at all. For this reason I was a little nervous of how the weekend would turn out. Much to my delight, everything went swimmingly, both for me as a host and for them as guests! It inspired me to write a two-part series on how to be a good host and on how to be a good guest. ***Disclaimer: I did not necessarily do all these things, but thought about doing them after the fact. 1. Before your guests arrive ask if they have …

Review: Take a Bao, Studio City

My friend Evy always introduces me to new restaurants in Los Angeles. She works on commercials, and experiences the catering skills of any number of culinary experts on a daily basis for free as part of her job. Right before Passover she contacted me because she had been wanting to check out a place in Studio City for the longest time, and hey, that’s just around the corner from me! That picture up there. Those things are called “boas”. They are these little sandwiches that are filled with all sorts of things. I am not sure of their origin, except to say it was an Asian themed restaurant. The bread is the thing. So doughy. OMG, I’m thinking of it now! Yummm. Two other things to note: I will not speak of the other food there. Not worth talking about. Spend your money on the boas. The second thing is to try the mint julep. Holp Schnikey that was good! They have lovely outdoor seating, free valet, a cool vibe, and some interesting cuisine. It’ …

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Good news everybody, I started a new job! Woohoo! Bad news everybody, I’ve been so busy with the new job I have been eating out waaay too much. It is time to get my crockpot skills down, and in a huge way. Today I bring you a really good easy recipe that is not only easy, it’s the kind of thing even your kids will like. Why? Cause it’s got honey and chicken – and what kid doesn’t like that? Now a common thing I’ve found with most crockpot recipes is that they require you cook the meat for odd amounts of time. Like, anywhere between 3 to 6 hours. The problem is, who goes to work and arrives back home in just 3 to 6 hours? Who sleeps between just 3 to 6 hours? Well, I’m sure some people do, but I don’t. I believe my crockpot disasters are due in large part to leaving the meat in the crockpot for 8+ hours. Here’s what’s good about this recipe: because everything ends up in …