Featured Recipe: The Cottage Raspberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding

the cottage la jollaFor the very first time, The Cottage La Jolla has shared the recipe for their most popular (and arguably their most delicious) dessert — Raspberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding! It’s a light, traditional treat and makes for a great summertime post-barbecue treat. Here’s how to make it. Continue reading

Featured Recipe: The Cottage Strawberry Jam

the cottage It’s still technically strawberry season in San Diego, and that means strawberries with everything – including jam! This delicious recipe from The Cottage in La Jolla goes perfectly with their famous homemade scones, though really it goes with anything and makes for a great snack (or breakfast) all season long. Here is the official recipe courtesy of The Cottage. Continue reading

Featured Recipe: Piatti La Jolla Dipping Oil

What is more addicting than Piatti’s dipping oil with some nice warm bread? Now you can enjoy this classic dipping oil from Piatti La Jolla, a local Italian favorite, at home! Follow this easy 7-ingredient recipe at home and impress your family and friends. Continue reading

Featured Recipe: The Cottage’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

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The Cottage in La Jolla has shared its official Chicken Tortilla soup recipe with us! Complete with all the goodies, this is a perfect way to ring in National Soup Month – not to mention a cozy way to stay warm with all these rainy days in San Diego. For dessert try their signature scones with a nice cup of tea. Here’s the recipe. Continue reading

A Recipe from Chef Jason Knibb: Holiday Eggnog

holiday eggnog chef jason knibbThe incredible Chef Jason Knibb from Nine-Ten Restaurant in La Jolla has shared his official holiday eggnog recipe with us! He grew up with this eggnog (his father’s favorite) and it’s been a family tradition ever since. A combination of vanilla, heavy cream, and cognac makes this a delectable addition to a cozy evening indoors with family and friends – we can’t wait to try it. Continue reading

7 Easy Semi-Homemade Christmas Treats

Enjoy all the fun of holiday baking without turning on your oven with these seven semi-homemade holiday treats! These fast and easy no-bake treats are made with store-bought goodies like Nilla cookies, Rice Krispie treats, and Oreos. Bring them to your next Christmas party or box them up as edible gifts!

Christmas Tree Scones via Sugarbelle
Simply choose a scone flavor of your choice (usually found in the bakery section of most grocery stores) and decorate with store bought frosting tubes, dot with decorative sprinkles and done!
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Delicious Twists on 5 Classic Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, and many of us are preparing our kitchens for a hectic onslaught of cooking, prepping, and maybe even experimenting. If you find that you’ve cooked the same dishes several years in a row, you may be feeling like it’s time to mix things up. We’ve put together a list of some of the best creative side dishes we’ve seen this year – unique twists on the old classics that we all know and love. Check out these 5 Thanksgiving side dishes and try something new this year.

1. Loaded Potato Casserole

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