Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Does anyone else have Christmas money that is burning a hole in their pocket?  The Nordstrom half yearly sale starts the day after Christmas and runs thru the new year.  This is the perfect sale for that Christmas cash. Today I wanted to share a few kitchen favorites from the sale that will put a smile on your face and your wallet.  Okay, okay - I threw in a pair of shoes as well, because I just couldn't help myself. (all images are clickable) Le Creuset on Sale There are TONS of Le Creuset items that … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffers For The Foodie In Your Life

Christmas is creeping up on us - and I am frantically trying to finish up all of my shopping and wrapping.  Infact - today is Super Saturday and there are lots of good sales going on for the last minute shopper.  Stocking stuffers are always last on my list, however I always enjoy filling my family's stocking with treats, and small items - and always an orange!  Today I wanted to share a few stocking stuffer ideas (or hints) for the foodie in your life. Stocking Stuffers For the Busy Mom To kick off this little … [Read more...]

Nut-Crusted Cranberry Tart with Martha Bakes

I've been looking forward to this post for a while now! We were invited to share in the excitement of Martha Stewart's 7th season of Martha Bakes on PBS and give you a peek at one of her recipes - this Cranberry Tart. I don't know about you but aside from my mother's kitchen, I learned to cook from TV! I've spent many days watching various food celebrities whip up desserts and dinners. Watching the process and learning techniques has transformed my own culinary skills. I'm so looking forward to watching the culinary … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

I've had this idea running thru my head for a while now - the idea of featuring all of our recipes that can be made in a 9x13 baking dish.  Everyone has one, and the recipes you can whip up in this common pan are numerous.  So this week we'll be featuring some new 9x13 recipes as well as reminding you of all of our previous 9x13 recipes. This post wouldn't be complete without mentioning our favorite 9x13 pan.  The Fiesta rectangle baker.  I truly truly love this pan.  It always washes up nice and has resisted chips … [Read more...]

Baja Beer Battered Fish Tacos // Rubios Copycat

I can still remember the first time I ate a fish taco.  It sounded terrible.  I was resistant to try it.  I was 14 years old, and I had traveled to San Diego, CA to visit my aunt.  She picked me up from the airport and insisted we stop at Rubio's.  All I can say is that it was love at first bite.  Years later I moved to San Diego to attend college, and stayed in southern California for nearly 15 years.  Rubio's was a staple.  My husband would pick it up every Saturday - and fish tacos were always my number one choice. … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Breakfast Shake

Oh So Delicioso has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KashiPlantPower #GOTOGETHER #CollectiveBias Who else struggles with breakfast!?  I am ALWAYS rushed in the morning, so my go-to breakfast is always a shake.  I've come up with some fun, tasty recipes over the years - and so I thought I'd share one of my staples today.  With all of the processed foods these days I like to start off the day with something that is good for me, so I find a breakfast shake … [Read more...]

4th of July Tablescape with Fiesta

The 4th of July is right around the corner - so I wanted to share with you what I have planned for my celebration!  Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays.  I love being surrounded by friends and family while celebrating our country. I love a pretty presentation (who doesn't?!) and red, white, and blue are some of my favorite colors to dress up a table with! I started out with a festive tablecloth that I found while browsing the aisles at Home Goods.  All of the tableware you see here is by our fav - … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Parmigiana // Helen Ficalora

Enter our Mother's Day Giveaway HERE Boy do I have a tasty and easy dinner for you today.  Even if you are the main cook in your house - you can easily hand this recipe off to someone else while you sit back and relax this Mother's Day! Mother's Day is one day that is pretty darn special to me.  Growing up I always dreamed of being a mother.  I had their names picked out, how many boys and how many girls...I knew exactly how many years would be between each of them.  Of course life rarely goes as planned. … [Read more...]

Pigs in a Blanket + Boon

Two things: #1 LIFE CHANGING Pigs-in-a-Blanket. #2 LIFE CHANGING Toddler Products. Honestly though, I have a love hate relationship with children's dishes. Do you? There are a few of them I have really grown to love and sincerely appreciate. If children's dinnerware is not designed and made right it's useless to me. Too bulky? Hard to clean? Washes up to look like a car ran over it? No good. I have been a long time fan of boon inc, and was so excited in the recent years to see Boon appearing in Target and on … [Read more...]

ExpoWest 2016 – Top Family Friendly Products

What on earth is ExpoWest? That is probably the most asked question I get when I excitedly tell them I'm going. So let me explain, It's HA-UGE. (Especially this year--I just read an article about its record breaking numbers.) Its a conference/expo all about natural and organic products. People from everywhere- world wide- come here to the Anaheim Convention Center. There are companies who sell/produce products that are organic- it can be food, supplements, gadgets, edible finger nail products. You name it, they have it- … [Read more...]

Ikea Kitchen Must Haves

I LOVE IKEA. I know I am not alone in this love affair either! Walking through their expertly designed mini-rooms, eating their meatballs, roaming the downstairs for all the possible-knick knacks you could ever possibly need! And the prices are great! However, I know how overwhelming IKEA can be. There is SO much stuff...it would take hoooours to wander through every nook and cranny. I know I'm probably missing some good stuff. I put together some of our favorite IKEA kitchen must haves! and I want you to comment and … [Read more...]

Coconut Steel Cut Oats with OLLY

My husband and I just got back from a pretty spontaneous trip to Mexico, and the food had me all sorts of crazy! The tacos, the jugo de líma, the salsa, the churros, the helado, and the breakfasts! {and the ceviche and whole-fried-freshly-caught-fish and guac. lots of guac.} Well it's not always that I can eat as well as I'd like to. As much as I strive for it, there are days when it's just not happening! We can't all be in Mexico, carefree, forever, sheesh. This is where OLLY comes  in... OLLY is a … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

With the big LOVE day right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to bring you a little gift guide.  If you need ideas of what to get that special someone in your life, look no further.  If you need ideas of what to hint for from you significant other - we have you covered too! In honor of Feb 14th - we have 15 gift ideas that are sure to give you heart eyes.  Links below for easy shopping. Tieks Ballet Flats in Pop Pink - Alright, I need to level with you.  These are my FAVORITE shoes.  Like favorite … [Read more...]

Chocolate Creme Brûlée // Arvo Watch Giveaway

We have such a lovely giveaway and recipe for you today.  We are giving away a GORGEOUS Arvo watch and we are sharing a decadent chocolate creme brûlée that is perfect for your special holiday dinner.  Let me jab about this dessert for a bit - and then I'll get back to the giveaway. Creme Brûlée is my FAVORITE favorite favorite dessert.  But I understand that there are some out there that really prefer a chocolate dessert.  I have the perfect solution - chocolate creme brûlée.  My husband and I first discovered … [Read more...]

Smokey Jalapeño and Bacon Chili

It's chili season! And nothing oozes fall more than chili, plaid, pumpkins and football. Am I right? We wouldn't be a true food blog with out sharing a chili we love. I love to cook up a large pot of chili for dinner and eat left-overs through the week. A big bowl of warm, hearty chili with some sweet corn bread on the side makes me happy. Today I'm teaming up with Chobani Yogurt to share my tasty recipe for homemade chili and telling you my secret ingredients! This recipe is really forgiving and can be customized … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Fall is here and so is pumpkin season!  What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?  I'm partial to pumpkin cake, but cookies are a close second. Today I have another recipe that is near and dear to my heart - pumpkin bread.  Years ago I belonged to a crafting group and my dear friend gave me a loaf of this bread.  I may or may not have eaten the entire loaf myself.  I sheepishly asked for the recipe and she graciously agreed.  There is nothing better than a moist quick bread in my book. That beautiful loaf pan is … [Read more...]

Veggie Loaded Meatballs

Today we have some veggie meatballs.. or veggie LOADED meatballs we should say. As they are made from beef and filled with veggies. I'm all about sneaking in veggies where I can, and not that I need to either. My kids eat vegetables surprisingly well. Bryce loves loves loves any kind of squash. Addison is a great salad and salsa eater. Crew likes things raw and crunchy. I credit this to the fact that I always serve up vegetables. 1-2 with every meal. Even if they don't like them, they are going to see them, smell them, … [Read more...]

Green Pancake and Chocolate Cherry Trailmix Lunch

My 4-year-old started preschool this year, so I'm a total newbie at this lunch-making business! Over the past year I had seen others using these PlanetBoxes and I knew I had to have one once the time came for me to become a legit mom. Soccer practice started the same week, so I reached all sorts of crazy levels of mommy hood that I'd never done before! I love the safety of stainless steel, the absence of plastic baggies (cost and environmental reasons), how easy it is to clean, how organized it keeps things, and I … [Read more...]

California Turkey Sandwich // UP MOVE Jawbone

Last week I shared with you my desire to lose baby fat and how I was using the UP MOVE by Jawbone in this post. One of the meals I've been fixing is this delicious Kalua Pig recipe. Today I wanted to share a few lessons I've learned and how the UP MOVE have given me the insight. Also a bomb turkey sandwich because we are a food blog after all. First the turkey sandwich.  I've mentioned before in the past I worked at a sandwich shop in college. It was the best job ever. Taught me some food skills, introduced me to … [Read more...]

The Rotisserie Chicken {Cooking Tip}

The Rotisserie Chicken is one of my secret weapons!  I use them as a shortcut to creating delicious meals without cooking a chicken.  I love to eat one of these for dinner with a side salad, but I love them even more as an ingredient in a delicious recipe.  The meat is perfect for soups, casseroles, enchiladas, salads and more!  My Costco sells them for $4.99 - and they are so good!  They are moist, they are flavorful, and cooked PERFECTLY.  When I make a Costco run I buy 2 or 3 along with other bulk items. When I … [Read more...]

Homemade Chipotle Salsa // Blendtec Giveaway

We are all pretty dang excited about today's post and the recipes that will be coming this week.  This week is all about Blendtec.  It's no secret that around here we loooooove our Blendtecs!  A few years back my husband told that I could either buy a Blendtec or a designer purse for my birthday...and I chose the Blendtec!  I have never looked back.  I use mine at least once every day, and usually multiple times a day. Many people think that blenders are only for making green smoothies, but I'm here to tell you that … [Read more...]

Omelet In A Bag // Zwilling JA Henckels Cookware Giveaway

Years ago at a camping trip family reunion my aunt taught us how to make these omelets in a bag.  Sounds weird.  But trust me - they are amazing.  We were all so so skeptical and stood around the big pot of boiling water while our omelets cooked.  To our surprise we each slid a restaurant perfect omelet onto our paper plates. All you need are a few eggs, a few tablespoons of milk or water, add ins of your choice, a gallon sized freezer bag, and a pot of boiling water. Place your eggs and milk in the bag … [Read more...]

Birthday Cake Cookies

As a kid I ALWAYS requested funfetti cake for my birthday.  I loved that frosting with the waxy little numbs of sprinkles.  So it's only appropriate to have funfetti cookies! My husband loved these little babies!  They are sweet and fun and the perfect little bite of perfection. These guys are great freezers - so make up a big batch and stick them in the freezer for a future date. I'm not a huge cake lover - so I would much much rather receive a plate of these cookie on my birthday.  What about you? … [Read more...]

Baked Crispy Chicken Nuggets // Hedley and Bennett Apron Giveaway!

Who wants one incredibly rad apron?! You should all be saying me please!! Today we have a stellar giveaway with Hedley & Bennett, the LA Based apron company who is taking the culinary world by storm. I've been following the founder Ellen on Instagram for quite some time now and have watched her skip across New York, doodle with her color pencils, and dangle her feet from her H&B Headquarters. She is one hardworking "Lady Boss" and her booming company reflects her ambition. I've absolutely loved watching her and … [Read more...]

Chopped Pepperoni Salad // Ninja 2 in 1 review

There is a restaurant in San Diego called Sammy's Wood-fired Pizza.  While their pizza is good, the thing that I always look forward to eating there is their pepperoni salad.  It is one of those things that you think about after you've left the restaurant and crave for the next few days. Now that I no longer live in the San Diego area I had to re-create this salad to satisfy my craving.  Take my word for it - this is such a fun, fresh tasting, and yummy salad!  It pairs perfectly with a delivered pizza, or with … [Read more...]

Mock Winter Sangria

My husband and I love to entertain!  We host 3-4 parties each year and enjoy every second of it!  I am always on the lookout for perfect party food and drinks.  I am also on the lookout for serving ware that will go with any theme.  Over the years I've accumulated lots and lots of platters and drink dispensers.  Party-ware is a fun little item to keep an eye out for. Recently I was introduced to Tervis drink ware - shown here in the pics.  I am loving their entertaining collection!  The glasses are double insulated … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Greek Salad with Chickpeas // Healthy Mama – Julia Mirabella

We have a special treat for you today..  Julia Mirabella fellow foodie and author of "Mason Jar Salads and More" is joining us with a fun Q&A session. She is not only sharing some healthy lifestyle tips, but a recipe from her book as well as giving one away! I shared my love for her cookbook on Instagram a few weeks ago and know you guys will love it as well! What started your journey of writing “Mason Jar Salads and More”? After finishing law school in 2012, I took a year-long position working for a judge … [Read more...]

Berry Breeze

  When we were at Expo West we ran into the Berry Breeze. We loved these guys and their genius product! I mean, who spends loads of money on fresh fruit and berries? (insert girl with hand raised emoji here) Especially if you spend the extra money to buy organic.  You want your fruit to last! Money is precious. and my kids know- my raspberries are pretty precious to me too : ) The Berry Breeze booth explained its purpose, and then they were so generous to give us a Berry Breeze to take home and try out. I was … [Read more...]

Beach Picnic with JJ Cole

all photography by Taylor Cole Photography Here in Southern California we have some beautiful hikes along the coast. Well I imagine every coast has breathtaking shorelines and hikes, but i get to experience them here. It is so peaceful to spend an evening out in nature, especially with 4 crazy little kids. If you have ever been around kids you know how noisy and busy they are. Nature and kids just plain go together. Outside I'm not reminding them to "use their quiet voice" or stopping Jack from jumping, and the boys … [Read more...]

Peach Cobbler Smoothie + Mommi Bottle

Here's something about me...for years I have typically fixed up a protein smoothie for breakfast. They are quick, easy and packed with good stuff. A chocolate peanut butter is my go-to and I'm full until lunch. Pour it in a cup, drop the kids to school, and off to errands. Exciting I know, but that's my morning! The only problem I have had, is that I can't continue this routine when pregnant. (And my cup has spilled a time or too.) Many protein powders have trace metallic contents that are not pregnancy safe (or kid … [Read more...]

a little DIY decor

When we were planning a little get together for the launch, I was also planning a birthday party for my daughter-- so Pinterest to the rescue!! I knew themes I  wanted in general for both parties. For Oh So I wanted a black, white and silver -keeping it a super simple theme. As I was perusing around pinterest I came upon this picture. Isn't that tablecloth to die for?! It's a silver 6ft sequin table cloth that goes for, oh, about $300. holy moly. I actually REALLY love all the sequin tablecloths on pinterest. they … [Read more...]

The Oh So Holiday Gift Guide

      For Her:   1. Carly recommends the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System 0.68 Fl Oz, 1-Count .  "This product has changed my life!  Before using this product I barely used a wash cloth to wash my face. Just a little dab of cleanser and I was good to go.  My face never really felt that clean and my makeup didn't quite go on smoothly.  My sister introduced me to the Olay brush and immediately I could tell that my dry skin was disappearing, and my face felt soo smooth.  Its so great … [Read more...]

Monday Muse- Salad and Produce Tools

Happy Labor Day friends! We hope you have a lovely 3 day weekend and enjoy the family time! We are excited to say that this week is Salad Week over here at Oh So! Lovely and large green salads will be posted all week long. Follow us on Instagram @OhSoDelicioso for daily updates and behind the scenes eats. We are holding on to the lovely summer produce as long as we can! Especially down here in SoCal, it just seems that summer never ends in the heat of September and October. Keep up that healthy diet even when the heavy … [Read more...]

Monday Muse – Back to School

School is starting!! And way to soon for our liking! Sometimes is it nice to have the kid’s home and no worries about schedules and homework, packing lunches and PTA events. The ease of summer is rejuvenating. It is arguable that the few quiet hours during the school day are savory enough to make it all worth it. Sometimes momma just needs a little break to read a book, paint her nails, or let’s be honest- do the laundry. Regardless of our like or dislike of the school routine, it comes every year. With butterflies in … [Read more...]

Monday Muse – Wood Works

Today we are going au naturale with our kitchen love. Wood products are trend setting in modern kitchens. Here are a few ways we would love to integrate them in our kitchen spaces.     1. Check out these wood platters from one of our favorite online stores… Amazon. (we heart amazon prime!). 2. Seriously in love with these wood utensils  from Anthropologie, right next to a colorful bowl of fruit. Perfect. 3. How amazing is this dining area?!  And check out that DIY table (yes, build it … [Read more...]

Monday Muse- Blogs that Uplift and Inspire

Today for our Monday Muse we wanted to shift the focus from product to blog. There are many lovely blogs that we follow and support. Some we are friends with others we just plain admire and are inspired by. From creative artistry to unique originality, these blogs move us to be unique. Inspire us to try new things and in general be better people. The blogging world has taken off to be a versatile form of media and communications allowing regular people to share their skills and talents from cooking, to art, to loud … [Read more...]

Monday Muse- Clean House!

If you have ever cooked a meal you know there is a whole lotta cleaning to do. If you don't cook but are a human and in fact have to eat to have existents, you know that to some degree, even just eating cereal, there is a quick clean sesh that must happen. (Ok fine, even if you eat off paper you still have to throw it in the trash.) We thought it very relevant to share a few loved kitchen cleaning items and a few that we wish we had... 1. Tried and true, this scrub brush from OXO holds the dish soap and easily … [Read more...]

The Monday Muse – the essentials

We would like to welcome you to the Monday Muse! We are starting a new addition to the Oh So content because cooking is so much more than a recipe- it is an experience. Many things influence that experience- from aprons and matching oven mitts to the sweetest little measuring spoons, not to mention a plethora of kitchen gadgets cutting your avocados. We drool over so many products that if our wallets were endless and pantry space miles wide we would own it all! Every Monday we want to share with you goods that we find … [Read more...]

TakeyaUSA Flash Chill Ice Tea Beverage System

Welcome to our Grand Opening week! Oh So has had a remodel and we are ready to celebrate! This week we will be talking about the products featured in our giveaway that launched yesterday.. (you still have time to enter, CLICK HERE) Today's feature is a brillant product from the rad company, TakeyaUSA. Let me tell you how this cooperation came to be..  A while back, Des and my mom were shopping at Costco when they happend upon this contraption of a pitcher. They thought hmm.. that looks cool and bought some. I was the … [Read more...]