Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cupcakes 2 1/2 C flour 1/2 C cocoa 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 2 sticks butter, softened for 15 minutes 2 C sugar 4 lrg eggs 1 C reduced-fat sour cream 3/4 C low-fat milk 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 1-oz bottle red food coloring 1 tsp white vinegar 1 tsp baking soda Frosting 1 8 oz block...

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

History: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States. In 1961 at Hollywood High School, a group of Survivors taking English as a Second Language classes found one another and shared their experiences. They discovered...

Sweet Potato Chips

Delicious! Slice sweet potatoes thin, deep fry in batches until crisp (about 25 minutes per batch), remove from oil with strainer, sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and garlic immediately....

Temescal Ridge Trail

Best loop trail ever! Incline to the top of the mountain, where the panoramic views are awesome, and then back down to parking lot (make sure to pay or you might get a hefty ticket! ) with restrooms and picnic area. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!! Temescal...

Los Angeles Zoo

Went to the LA Zoo last weekend! The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition,...

Escondido Falls Hike

The road that leads to the dirt trail. Really pretty houses here along Winding Way. On the walk to the trail. Accessed from Pacific Coast Highway about a mile south of Kanan Road in Malibu, the trail through Escondido Canyon Natural Area leads hikers, mountain bikers,...

Cherry Picking

As a Los Angeles real estate agency, we get to know the "best kept secrets" in and around Los Angeles! Our agents spend quite a bit of time getting to know the area. We also pick up tips from LA longtime residents. Cherry-picking is a...

Yosemite National Park

Awesome and breathtaking! Exhilirating hike down the Mist Trail to Vernal Falls and then to Nevada Falls. Back to the Mist Trail on the John Muir Trail, where you get incredible views of Half Dome and again of Nevada Falls. There's more info online...

Santa Monica Stairs

Went the other night to check out the Santa Monica Stairs at Fourth and Adelaide in Santa Monica. Views must be stunning during the day. Great workout! There are actually two sets of stairs, one concrete and one wooden. A workout can comprise...