Featured Blog Posts – June 2011 Archive (54)

A Sneak Peak At What New Candy And Snacks Will Be A Hit In 2011!

Susan Smith is a candy and snack guru. From studying the latest trends in the candy and snack industry to browsing the exhibits at the 2011 Sweets & Snacks EXPO, she knows what exciting new goodies we should be on the look-out for this year.…


Added by lauren modry on June 7, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Today is National Applesauce Cake Day! Make an Applesauce Cake, Apple Martini, Homemade Applesauce or Cocoa Applesauce Muffins!

Home Style Applesauce Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup margarine or butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon…


Added by lauren modry on June 6, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments


The OC Restaurant Association has announced that its next countywide event will honor the fabulous chefs, places, food and drinks in Orange County. The inaugural Golden Foodie Awards, to take place May 2012, will celebrate and acknowledge the many worthy individuals and…


Added by OCfoodies on June 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Rachael Ray & Buddies now on eHow! Great recipes, cooking tips, and videos for all skill levels!

Rachael Ray and “Buddies” Spice Up eHow Food

eHow.com of Demand Media announced the launch of the eHow Food channel in partnership with lifestyle expert and television personality Rachael Ray. As part of the partnership, Ray brings with her a group of Buddies—her talented friends, who are experts and up-and-coming voices in food. Now the millions of people who come to eHow.com, hungry for specialized and accessible food content, will have access to new series,…


Added by lauren modry on June 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Costa Mesa named a Finalist in the "Top Five of Best Food" in Rand McNally's Best of the Road!

America has spoken and the results are in!  After a month-long call for nominations and votes, Rand McNally and USA TODAY announced town finalists in the search for the Best of the Road.  Over 20,000 Americans from coast to coast weighed in to name their favorite town as the Most Beautiful, Most Patriotic, Friendliest, Most Fun or Best for Food.

The top…


Added by lauren modry on June 6, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Life is Sweet! Come enjoy a Bake Sale, Food and Fun at the Relay For Life...PLUS some FUN Recipes!

COME SUPPORT THE 24 HOUR RELAY...BECAUSE CANCER DOESN'T SLEEP! And enjoy some of these yummy cookie recipes for your next bake sale or to simply restock your cookie jar! 

RELAY FOR LIFE is the American Cancer Society's signature event and the largest community fundraiser in the world. Come for an hour, for lunch, dinner or for the whole event! It's an overnight event where teams of 2-100 members camp out and…


Added by lauren modry on June 4, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Portola Coffee Lab is now Open and Bringing the Future of Coffee to OC!

The best fresh-roasted coffee in the world made with the most advanced brewing processes known to man.


This all started with when Portola Handcrafted Coffee Roasters was introduced in 2009. Portola provided uniquely-organic and quality fresh-roasted coffee.  And now with the Portola Coffee Lab being opened, there is a proper way to truly enjoy these amazing beans.


Portola has already…


Added by lauren modry on June 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort Begin their Annual Summer Sunday Evening Dinner BBQ’s!

On June 19th (Father’s Day) The Balboa Bay Club & Resort will begin their annual summer Sunday Evening Dinner BBQ’s on the outdoor terrace of Duke’s Place overlooking the bay. Guests will find a perfect way to wind down the weekend, with a delicious dining experience that begins at 5:00PM to 9:00PM.…


Added by lauren modry on June 2, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Counter is Offering a FREE Burger to all Dads on Father's Day!

Show Dad you love him with a BFD (Burger for Dad)!

The Counter wants to help spread the love by offering all Dads a FREE burger on Father’s Day with their BFD (Burger for Dad) offer! The premium burger restaurant known for their 312,000 possible burger combinations will buy Dad his own 1/3 lb. burger on Sunday, June 19. Bring in the family to show Dad that he’s a BFD – big freakin’ deal – say “I want…


Added by lauren modry on June 2, 2011 at 2:26pm — 24 Comments

2nd Annual OC BREW HA HA Festival

The Orange County community will be given the opportunity to honor fallen firefighters during a unique celebration, the 2nd annual OC Brew Ha Ha festival fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. at Hidden Valley Park in Irvine. On Saturday, September 10th, attendees will have the opportunity to sample more than 100 custom craft and imported beers from more…


Added by lauren modry on June 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments


This Father’s Day, LUCCA will features something Dad can enjoy with the entire family: an extravagant brunch buffet and with its usual special deal for children under 12 by allowing them to pay according to their age!  The popular Father’s Day brunch buffet, offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, will feature a…

Added by lauren modry on June 2, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bring a little Sunshine Float to your June gloom!

As a long month of June gloom settles in here's a FUN Sunshine Float to bring a little brightness to your day!

Sunshine Float


1 scoop orange sherbet

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

12 ounces (1 can) orange soda


Add the orange…


Added by lauren modry on June 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Natural and Organic Products More Popular than Ever!

The natural and organic products industry is rebounding with a 7 percent growth as sales hit $81 Billion!


Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine's 2010 Market Overview reports healthy growth for the natural and organic products industry. With more than $81 billion in total revenue last year, the industry grew 7 percent over 2009, showing that consumers are spending again and that the natural products industry…


Added by lauren modry on June 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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