March 17, 2015



My Grandmother, Rosalia, is truly amazing. 


At the young age of 85 she still walks daily, cooks, grocery shops, follows my Grandpa to the local casinos and tends to the most incredible garden.  When y...

February 8, 2015




By Deanne Cruz 



I started the New Year in Houston with my boyfriend.  It was cold, rainy and the perfect setting for the ultimate New Year’s Day meal, gumbo.   I don’t make gumbo very o...

December 21, 2014


By Deanne Cruz 


Southern California is finally getting some cold weather and I am loving every minute of it.  This is the time of year when all of my senses get pampered.  Diets fade and comfort food i...

November 16, 2014


By Deanne Cruz 


Fall is my favorite time of year.


Although Southern California doesn’t experience the temperate conditions as most of the country does around this time, the colors, scents, and foods al...

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