Historic Greystone Mansion and Park

Incredible getaway for a lazy afternoon - free and SO close! img src="https://thebienstockgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/6a0133ed0f392b970b01543615d868970c-800wi.jpg" alt="Greystone Mansion4-juliewrightlandcompany" width="500" height"375"/> In 1926, Edward Laurence Doheny gifted his son Edward "Ned" Laurence Doheny Jr., and his daughter-in-law Lucy, with a 12.58 acres parcel of land. Greystone mansion was built on this...

Marshmallow Skewers

Fun No-bake Treats! Melt chocolate and margarine in a double boiler. Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate and then in toppings. Cool to set chocolate and toppings. Thread onto skewer. A big hit! You can pick almost anything to dip the marshmallows in. ...

A Dozen Simple Bagels

I took the recipe from the King Arthur Flour website, which I really like. (By the way, best thing to order from that website is precut sheets of parchment paper - lifesaver for baking). I would modify the recipe next time - not sure what...

Fryman Canyon Loop

Centrally located and a very nice alternative to Runyon Canyon! It is a short, 3 mile loop that isn't very crowded. Located in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains on the north side of Mulholland Drive, it offers spectacular views. Address: 8401 Mulholland Drive, Studio City Fryman Canyon...

Yingst Farm

About an hour away from our area in Little Rock is Yingst's Farm. The owners are super friendly. Fun wheelbarrows to push around while you pick. Wear closed shoes because there are prickly things on the ground that are unpleasant touching your feet! Their...

Egg Challahs

I baked round Challahs for Rosh Hashanah last night. I love Mrs. Heller "the Challah lady" from NY's recipe. The recipe is: 4 Tbsp Dry Rapid Rise Yeast 6 lb bread flour (a 5 lb bag + 4 C) 6 C warm water 1 - 1.5 C sugar (depending on...