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field trip: Vive La Tarte!

field trip: Vive La Tarte / via oh joy!

If you're in Los Angeles, you're in luck because Vive La Tarte recently opened in Silver Lake and it is seriously good. They have several locations in San Francisco and just opened their newest spot in L.A. last month. Check it out...

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an autumnal charcuterie board...

an autumnal charcuterie... / via oh joy!

If you're ever looking for me at a party and there's a charcuterie board around, I guarantee I won't be too far away from it. It's one of my favorite snacks ever (I'd eat one for every meal if I could), and I love making them for my guests when I host. It's so easy and looks so fancy. It's fun to switch them up with seasonal fruits and snacks, so here's a beautiful autumnal charcuterie board for all your fall gatherings...big or small!

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summer shrimp tacos...

summer shrimp tacos

Happy Wednesday and almost Fourth of July! Before we take a long weekend break, we're here to give you our favorite summer shrimp and mango taco recipe! It's perfect for summer gatherings with friends because everyone can pick their toppings and make the taco of their dreams!. It's also great for those summer nights when you need a quick and festive dinner that requires minimal cooking. Check it out...

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a super fresh summer salad...

a super fresh summer salad... / via oh joy!

With the hot, hot, HOT summer days here in Los Angeles, I've been craving lots of fresh vegetables and dishes that require absolutely no cooking over a stove. So today, we have THE freshest salad on the block that is also possibly the easiest salad to make because it requires minimal chopping. Come check it out...

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oh joy day trip: row dtla

Day Trip: ROW DTLA / via Oh Joy!

Happy Wednesday! Today, we're taking you on a day trip to one of the coolest upcoming spots in Los Angeles, the Row DTLA. I was there for a conference recently and there are SO many amazing boutiques, restaurants, and shops. We didn't have enough time to stop everywhere, but here are a few of our favorite spots to hit if you find yourself looking for a fun adventure...

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happy friday + spring roll lettuce wraps...

Recipe for Spring Roll Salad / via Oh Joy!

If you've ever craved spring rolls but don't have the brown rice paper on hand, today's easy recipe is for YOU! We're showing you how to make little spring roll lettuce wraps...aka the perfect quick meal for you and your family. Or, if you're having friends over, it's fun to have all the ingredients out buffet-style and let guests build their own. Here's how to make them! 

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pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Who else is super excited to start baking up all those pumpkin treats now that it's officially fall?!? We are! So we're kicking off October with a pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake that's as pretty as it is delicious! Here's how to make it...

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Oh Joy Day Trip: East Valley...

Day Trip: East Valley... / via Oh Joy!
 
For today's Oh Joy Day Trip we're East Valley bound! We've got you covered from coffee to one of the cutest shops around. Come check it out...

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healthy (and delicious!) monster muffins...

Monster Muffins / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Weekday mornings are always go-go-go for our family. So I love having breakfast options that are easy and healthy for the kids that can be prepped in advance. These monster muffins are full of nutrients (we snuck some spinach in there), great to have on hand when picking up the kids after school, or even to bring with you to work for a pick-me-up throughout the day. Here's how to make them... 

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a cake inspired by hawaii!

The prettiest coconut cake inspired by Hawaii! / Oh Joy!

Today, we have something extra special and really delicious for you...a cake inspired by my recent family trip to Hawaii! It's a haupia cake with coconut butter cream and ube extract frosting inspired by the authentic Hawaiian desserts (among other delicious foods) we had at our KA WA‘A luau at Disney's Aulani resort. It's SO pretty and SO delicious. Here's how to make it... 

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