I was standing in my Grandmas kitchen when she said "Oh Desi, you gotta try this new recipe I got. You use RITZ CRACKERS and it's so good." She then went on to describe how to make this dinner in detail and so... Ritz Chicken was born. My grandma came from the generation that cooked, really cooked. I was always surprised when we would visit and be busy shopping, playing, exhausting ourselves! We'd come home and she would start cooking a big, hearty (delicious) meal for us! I remember . . .
In case ya didn't know, cupcakes are soooo last year, and trifles are sooo this year. OR so says my nine year old. For her birthday she wanted red velvet cake.... but not just your regular old cupcake. We had to change it up a bit. Make it a little more sophisticated, a bit more fancy. We made these individual red velvet trifles. And let me tell you, all the other lil' ladies who came to her party gobbled them up like crazy. Don't tell my husband this, but I even let them eat them in the living . . .
all photography by Taylor Cole Photography Yesterday we featured some amazing products from JJ Cole to show our readers how great their products are for anyone while out and about. My family went and hiked down Crystal Cove Beach Trail. It was a beautiful warm night. I knew we would be hiking so I really wanted to keep our picnic small, but filling. Compact but enough variety to satisfy our needs. I made one large mason jar meal for my husband and I, one large mason jar meal for my kids to . . .