Balanced Holidays

‘Tis the Season – Detox Smoothie Recipe

December holiday indulgences can be balanced out with an easy detox smoothie that adults and children love. Either post-Thanksgiving or between holiday parties, this recipe is filled with vitamins and probiotics. This smoothie is perfect to boost the immune system during this cold and flu season as well as help with stomach issues due to… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season – Detox Smoothie Recipe

EMBRACE A HEALTHY FALL

There is Always, Always, Always Something to be THANKFUL For.

   At Huckleberry Hill we are sharing wishbone memories and joyful activities for the holiday season. As my friends, family and readers know, my father passed away about a month ago. Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday and in his honor we are embracing each and every day. It's amazing that we can all find miracles… Continue reading There is Always, Always, Always Something to be THANKFUL For.

CHERRY DELIGHTS!

Happy Birthday Papa Archie- Cherry Throwback

'Old school' dump cakes! No bowls, no mess, no mixing, just fast and delicious. As my family, friends and readers know my dad recently passed away. This week (Thursday) would have been his birthday. In celebration of my wonderful father, I am re-posting this recipe. My dad Archie loved cherries so this easy dessert was a… Continue reading Happy Birthday Papa Archie- Cherry Throwback

Fast & Easy Pumpkin Roll

Great Pumpkin Roll

-Autumn Traditions- Make a fast and easy “great pumpkin” roll for dessert tonight. Unplug, order pizza… cuddle up with your loved ones and watch the heartwarming classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” This article was first published at Huckleberry Hill on Halloween 2017.  It was so popular we are running it again for 2018.… Continue reading Great Pumpkin Roll

FABULOUS FALL DESSERT RECIPE VIA NCL

Ginger and Honey Poached Pear Bliss

 For her 13th birthday, Bella Sophia was surprised with a cruise on the  Norwegian Cruise Line Bliss. Once you have experienced The Haven you will be forever hooked. We have traveled the world. The care and service given via the Haven made every moment feel like well deserved luxury. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98NfWr9zY10 The Haven desserts were amazing. During our… Continue reading Ginger and Honey Poached Pear Bliss

Arancini and Sicilian Celebrations

Making Arancini – Sicilian Pride With Chef Manuel Morsiani… Festa Italiana Monterey Bay

Chef Manuel Morsiani embraces the Italian influenced California lifestyle culture 'mash up'!

LOVING MY '69 CAMARO Z28

Cheers to Car Week! Quail Quencher Recipe

Celebrate Monterey Car Week at ‘The Quail Motorsports Gathering’ via a ‘Quail Quencher’ Each August ‘Car Week’ is a special event on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. Inspired by acclaimed Chef Bobby Flay, this ‘Quail Quencher’ cocktail is an end of summer hit. There are numerous events along the Monterey Bay during Car Week. A crown… Continue reading Cheers to Car Week! Quail Quencher Recipe

-LOVE MY SICILIAN COUSINS-

Viva DiFranco … Viva Las Vegas

At Huckleberry Hill we are sharing a delicioso Sicilian pepper recipe. Let's celebrate the launch of a Las Vegas variety show while gearing up for a retro good time along beautiful Monterey Bay! La dolce vita in bella California.   In celebration DiFranco Entertainment has shared their Sicilian ‘familgia’ recipe. Enjoy and we will see… Continue reading Viva DiFranco … Viva Las Vegas

California Travel

CALISTOGA- Mud, Water, Wine and Gourmet Granola

Amazing wine tasting, culinary adventures, farm to table produce, spa treatments and 'taking the waters'. Nothing is better than a Calistoga get-a-way. Best yet, we secured a favorite granola recipe, happy summer! Let’s travel north of Monterey Bay, over the Golden Gate... We fell in love with the ambiance, quaintness and care given to us… Continue reading CALISTOGA- Mud, Water, Wine and Gourmet Granola

FEAST OF LANTERNS-CELEBRATE!

Easy Firecracker Shrimp

Join us this summer in celebration of the annual 'Feast of Lantern’s' festivities via our (Fra Diabolo Italian Influenced) firecracker shrimp recipe. We love to make this for holidays such as Chinese New Year or the Pacific Grove Feast of Lantern Festival (celebrated on Monterey Bay at the end of July).    We have a long… Continue reading Easy Firecracker Shrimp