The Money Savvy Mommy: Easy-to-Make Homemade Holiday Treats

by Mira Reverente Last week in my “10-Step Guide to Rocking the Holidays,” I mentioned making homemade gifts. I have two that are my top favorites for two reasons: they are easy to make and cost-effective. I say cost-effective because one uses an ingredient that would otherwise be discarded from the first one. I make […]

The Travel Muse: How to Make Vietnamese Pho Ba|| Cook Like A World Traveler

by Nathalie Basha So where to begin with this soup?! This is pretty much all I ate during my three-week trip around Vietnam, and to this day, it’s my favorite memory from that country. What’s great about it is every family has their own way of making the soup, so it was always slightly different […]

Things to Do in the Conejo Valley During a Heat Wave

Super hot days are a lot like rainy days. Other than the obvious activities, like swimming in a pool or going to the beach, you need to come up with fun things to do when it’s too hot to go out. Here’s a list of suggestions to keep you and your family busy right here […]

Farm-to-Table Dining Experience to Debut at The Event 2016

As part of its 5th anniversary celebration, The Event, a fundraiser for the Las Virgenes Unified School District is connecting the community in a whole new way this year. On May 21st, from 5-11 p.m., at Calabasas City Hall, around 1,000 guests will convene for tastings from premier local restaurants and wineries, socialize in a […]

The Travel Muse: How To Make Turkish Coffee|| Cook Like A World Traveler

by Nathalie Basha This is how to make turkish coffee at home and travel through your kitchen! Turkish coffee is my favorite take-away from my trip to Turkey. I drank this stuff like water the entire trip. It’s pretty easy to make at home, and yet it really transports you to another place BUY YOUR […]

The Travel Muse: How To Make Mexican Wedding Cookies || Cook Like A World Traveler

by Nathalie Basha During Christmas in Mexico, you’ll probably find these delightful Mexican Wedding Cookies at family get togethers and parties. This is a cookie that goes by many names – Russian Tea Cakes, Pecan Balls, Snow Balls, Polvorones….whatever you call them, they’re a direct nod to Mexican holiday celebrations. If you’ve never baked or […]

The Travel Muse: Cook Like A World Traveler || How To Make Perfect Eggs – Turkish Menemen

by Nathalie Basha How to make perfect eggs! Aka, Turkish scrambled eggs, aka Menemen. Do as the Turkish do, and make this for breakfast! Menemen, besides the standard Turkish breakfast, is among the most popular breakfasts in Turkey. I ate this one morning in Istanbul! I’m kind of ruined to dry, plain, Denny’s-style scrambled eggs […]

Rainy Day Things to Do in the Conejo Valley

With El Niño finally upon us, we can’t let the much needed rain dampen our spirits or our fun. Here are some rainy day suggestions to keep you and the family entertained during the downpours. 1. Take the kids to an indoor playground Kids World Entertainment Center: 618 Lindero Canyon Rd, Oak Park. Phone: (818) 338-8888 The Play Destination: 28501 Canwood […]

The Travel Muse: Cook Like A World Traveler || 3 Spanish Tapas Recipes

by Nathalie Basha Thank you to Danielle Mercado and Yaiyasmin for suggesting Spain! Tapas are my favorite part of Spanish cuisine, so here are three tapas dishes you can recreate at home. They’re the PERFECT appetizers for parties, elevated with some Spanish flair. Everyone will love these. Enjoy Spain, folks 🙂 You’ll find the recipe […]

The Travel Muse: Cook Like A World Traveler || Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

by Nathalie Basha I make this clafoutis recipe on random, dull weeknights when I want to change the atmosphere in my life. This is a dessert that comes from the French countryside, and in it’s classic form, it’s made with ripe sweet dark cherries. ln my opinion, I think it’s better as a breakfast (dessert […]