General, Travel


I am so excited to share that I am taking Plates and Parties on the road!  Starting in early July, I will be driving across country and bringing you all the food, drink and adventure I can!  The road trip will end with me moving to…wait for it….Florence Italy.  I […]

General, Parties

Cook off

I love cooking competition shows.  It is on my bucket list to go to one of the Top Chef events and be able to taste and judge the contestants food.  But, in the meantime, I like practicing.  Five of us decided to have our own cook off.  Each person randomly […]

General, Holiday, Parties


This year in Southern California we have finally been blessed with quite a bit of rain.  Everything is blooming!  The flowers are really amazing.  Also, since I have been stuck in the house a lot with my hip recovery, I was so excited for our Easter egg hunt and brunch.  […]