Weekend Destination: Pasadena’s Eaton Canyon

Just a few miles away from here, at the foot of a canyon that cuts through the Los Padres National Forrest and into Pasadena, a cold mountain-water creek snakes through a wide scramble of river rocks. It's a scene from nature in action, which is not often on display here in Los Angeles where miles of our rivers have [...]

The Too Much Chocolate Cake

 A chocolate cake that is super easy to make, and turns out moist and delicious every time? Yum! We can't even take credit for inventing the Too Much Chocolate cake,  it came from Allrecipes.com.  But it has quickly become the go-to special occasion cake in this house, especially when paired with the Whipped Cream/Cream Cheese Frosting (also from Allrecipes.com).  [...]