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Lola’s Kitchen: Business and pleasure …

On March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Town Crier hosted a get-together at the Grand Idyllwild Lodge. The reason for this party was to promote our new Palms to Pines Magazine to local business owners. This is a new adventure into publishing I have never been involved in. I am totally on board […]

Lola’s Kitchen: An unexpected treat …

About a month ago I received an unexpected email. It was from my stepdaughter, Kathryn Gille. We had lost touch and have since reconnected. It had been about three years since we have seen each other. I thought she may have aged a little but no, she never ages. She is tall and beautiful. When […]

Lola’s Kitchen – Football Food …

Well it’s here again, football playoffs, Super Bowl and guy food, the food men love. To mention a few, there’s pigs in a blanket, Lil’ Smokies drenched in bottled barbecue sauce, onion dip with chips, guacamole with tortilla chips, pizzas, chicken wings, beer, sweets and Tums. My Chargers ended their season two weeks ago. I […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Fondue revival …

Do you remember the food trends from your past? Some of mine are Jello molds with drained fruit cocktail. Onion dip with chips is still around — a great dip for guys with football on TV. Due to my heritage, I also remember the traditional tamale making around the kitchen table on Christmas eve.As a […]

Lola’s kitchen: Pairing beer with food …

I always knew that certain foods are enhanced when paired with specific wines, but I had no idea pairing can also be done with beer. In the past few months, J.P. Crumrine and I have attended the beer tasting at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. At first I was skeptical; I’m not really a beer drinker. […]

Lola’s kitchen: It’s Thanksgiving — yummy

One of the stressful situations arising from having a full-time job is when you volunteer to make something for a party or get-together and realize there is very little time to prepare something from scratch. I have, in the past, been up until 11:30 p.m. or so cooking — dog-tired and still enjoying making a […]

Lola’s Kitchen – Don’t do this with cherry pits …

Guess what? I have more stories about my little sister Connie. Hope I haven’t written this story before, although I checked and couldn’t find it. When I was in kindergarten we lived in Palo Alto. My Dad managed an apricot ranch. I remember a huge cherry tree in the front yard of the old farm […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Mama made nopalitos …

When I was a child, Mama always had domestic cactus growing in her garden along with corn, tomatoes, zucchini, chilis, and a multitude of other vegetables and herbs, not to mention a variety of fruit trees. It was a typical Mexican garden. We dined well. From Mom’s cactus she would prepare nopales and oh, how […]

Lola’s kitchen: Quick and easy spaghetti sauce …

I just received my September issue of InStyle magazine. Low and behold while thumbing through, on page 700 was a gorgeous chocolate cupcake with white icing. Mounted proudly on top were two of the most realistic blue butterflies I have ever seen. They were beautiful and edible. The wings are paper thin and colorful. This […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Key Lime cupcakes …

Last Sunday afternoon I attended a baby shower. What was different about this shower? I have known the mom-to-be since she was a little girl. At times I feel she is my child. She has grown up to be a gentle, loving woman who will be a great mom. Watching her grow through the years […]

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