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A Party Treat Fit For A Prince

spicy chocolate popcorn Coleman Mustard

Happy Birthday to the adorable Prince George! Somehow this little prince has taken hold of the celebrity world even across the Pond to America. I would venture to say it is his parents more than any of his major accomplishments, you know, like standing and drooling all over toys.

If adorable Prince George’s royal parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William wanted to stop by my place this evening, I would be sure to whip up some treats fit for a prince or two. I think they would get a kick out of my laid back Southern California lifestyle.

While George’s little mouth may not be able to handle popcorn that well (I don’t know, can little toddlers eat popcorn?) this spicy chocolate covered popcorn recipe will be sure to please the grown ups in the play group.

1 bag buttered popcorn
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. Colman’s Mustard
1 tbsp. light Karo Syrup

Pop the popcorn according to package directions. In a small saucepan add the chocolate chips and heat on low. Add the milk and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Add the mustard and the Karo syrup. Mix well. Dump the popcorn into a bowl and pour chocolate mixture over popcorn. Mix well and let it sit till it cools. Then serve.

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Road Trip Time! Destination Palm Springs

Josh Agle new print for the riviera hotel in palm springs Pool towel fire

Sometimes a girl just has to get up and go. This weekend, I will be picking up and heading to Palm Springs, so posting on the site may be a little light. You CAN follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter to see what I am getting in to.

I post more on Instagram when I do a road trip than I do on Facebook, just in case you were wondering. This should be a lot of fun!

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Sriracha Is No Longer a Public Nuisance In SoCal!

sriracha bottle

Sriracha hot sauce lovers, your dark days are over. The city of Irwindale, California no longer views the factory that makes the precious peppered condiment a public nuisance! WooHoo

RELATED: SRIRACHA Plant Declared A Public Nuisance, Will It Close?

City officials on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit it filed against Huy Fong Foods over the fumes and dropped its declaration of the factory as a public nuisance, reports The San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Huy Fong CEO David Tran said he has modified a ventilation system at the factory and gave written assurances to the city that the company was addressing residents’ odor complaints, the Tribune reports. [USA Today]

Residents of Irwindale were saying that the factory was putting out a foul ordor that was making it hard for them to breathe and making their eyes burn. Uh, yeah! It is a factory full of hot peppers being cooked.

This comes as a great relief to many a hipster and others who enjoy Sriracha sauce on everything from ramen noodles to chic Sriracha cocktails (yeah I went there).

David Tran did say, though, that even with the reopening of the California plant, he is looking to expand into other states. Maybe Texas? They did try to win him over in the middle of all of this. I wonder if Governor Perry won out after all.

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Sam The Cooking Guy At Catalina Offshore Products in San Diego Saturday!

sam the cooking guy catalina offshore products san diego

If you have lived in Southern California, or at least the San Diego area, for the past 10 years (give/take) you know Sam The Cooking Guy.  Now you get the chance to meet him and try some of his cooking at a local San Diego landmark!

TODAY, Saturday May 24th 2014, SAM will be appearing at Catalina Offshore Products. This is THE fish monger for the San Diego area. All of my chef/cook friends love Catalina Offshore and talk to it to the point of I wonder if they are sponsored. *ok I get it, their food is fantastic*

RELATED: BusyBeeBlogger Goes Behind The Scenes With Sam The Cooking Guy

Sam the Cooking Guy at Catalina Offshore Products
This Saturday Sam will be cooking and hanging out, at his favorite fish market, come by and try a bite.

Saturday May 24th
Fish Market, 5202 Lovelock St. San Diego, CA 92110

FREE ADMISSION No ticket or RSVP necessary

So if you want to meet up with Sam and checkout the one of the top tier wholesale fish markets in San Diego county, get yourself to Catalina Offshore Products.  He’s going to be cooking there, so it’s even more of a win!  woohoo

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Grab Your Dipping Forks, Today Is National Cheese Fondue Day!

emmi fondue plate setting

Oh goodness today is my lucky day!  A day that celebrates CHEESE FONDUE!  April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day, a time to fire up the fondue pots for food, fun and good conversation.  You all should know this southern California pinup’s absolute love (obsession) with cheese.  Add  in a fun dinner where you get to share the experience of eating together and I am completely sold.

I remember eating fondue when I was little, and I have my own fondue pot now that I break out for fun dinners with friends, or a romantic dinner with someone special.   A chance to enjoy the wonderful-ness of cheese, and having to get in and really share your dining experience with people is my idea of a great meal.

To celebrate, Emmi Roth USA, the US division of the premier Swiss dairy company, is sharing the must-know fon-DO’s of fondue – everything from tips for when you dip to the new ways to do fondue.


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