New from Duncan Hines “Perfect Size”

On my recent weekly trip to market I came across Duncan Hines “Perfect Size”. Then of course I had to go to every other store in town and no one had it so I know it’s truly new. From my green circa 1970’s green Easy Bake Oven I have seen smaller cake mixes come and…

Response from The Sheraton Grand Sacramento.

This is exactly what people (not just bloggers) do NOT want to hear. If you had a really bad experience people don’t want the “sorry you feel that way” form letter in return. Here is the letter in it’s entirety: Dear Ms. Rogan, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your feedback…

The Sheraton Grand Sacramento

Let me preface this blog by saying I know and have experienced amazing service in wonderful hotels. From The Dorchester and The Four Seasons Canary Wharf in London to The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles I have stayed in the best of the best and know how everyone is to be treated in a great…

Hip Hop or Hip Op….

To look at me you would assume I am someone’s Mom. Aside from the 3 tattoos and odd name I blend into the crowd of over 30’s. What you don’t know is I lived on “The Grid” (midtown and downtown) for many, many years – before it had a cool name and spent a lot…

#ExpediaChat Contest

I am so happy! Last week I found out I won the $500 Expedia.com travel voucher.  It’s not enough to get far but it will make a great weekend. I’ve been participating every week without fail since last summer and have really enjoyed the interaction. Wednesday’s ExpediaChat seems to be when I get the most…

Lonely Island Cake.

This is one of the best cakes I have ever tasted. It’s light, not too sweet and works year around. Four layers of fluffy white cake with crushed pineapple and pastry cream and topped with whipped cream (no frosting) and garnished with coconut. It just melts in your mouth. Tastes great year around – in…

Great British Bake Off (or Baking Show) Premiered in the USA.

Let me preface this blog entry (or rant, however you see it) with this. I am an American, born and raised. I am California to the bone. But have I always lived here? No. I don’t always side with Americans just because of birthright. Also the US never fell in love with Rik Mayall and…