Omg Dessert Goals

After my July 4th get-together where I overindulged on cupcakes and cookies, I had vowed to give up sweets for a little while…that was until I saw OMG Dessert Goals was coming to Los Angeles! I immediately purchased a ticket to the event held in DTLA and anticipated the sugar rush that was yet to come.. Omg Dessert Goals is a weekend long festival that started in New York City and has expanded to Los Angeles. Here you can sample the delicious treats by California bakeries and vendors. Before you bite into your snack, there are plenty of photo setups so you can get thatRead More →

Patriotic Recipes and Entertaining Ideas

Fourth of July is the ultimate summer holiday. Friends and family gather together to BBQ, listen to music, spend the day in the sun and view the fireworks display that will light up the nighttime skyline. Whether you’re hosting a fancy soiree or attending a backyard cookout, we’ve created a list of patriotic recipes and entertaining ideas that will make your July 4th both entertaining and memorable. From starters, to red white and blue inspired desserts and drinks, we’ve got you covered! Once you’ve figured out what tasty recipes you’re going to make, set the theme of your party with our entertaining ideas. Next onRead More →

picnic on the beach

I’ve always wanted to have a picnic on the beach but it seemed like a lot of work. When I think of a picnic I think of homemade muffins, a variety of sandwiches and pasta dishes, and all of the prepping that goes into it. The other day my friend Kim contacted me and asked me what I was doing that day. Neither of us had anything planned so we decided to enjoy the beautiful Los Angeles weather and head to Venice Beach. We through together a picnic with an assortment of store-bought food and drinks. Before I left my apartment I thought about whatRead More →

Favorite Places to Dine in Los Angeles

With the excitement of the weekend on my mind I love to kick it off with a sweet date night or a nice dinner out with my girlfriends. Lucky for me,  Los Angeles is filled with some of the best restaurants in the world. Whether I’m in the mood to wine and dine with a fancy atmosphere and delicious menu, or keep it budget friendly while still getting to choose from a one-of-a-kind dishes, there’s always somewhere to fit my craving. With so many options to choose from, I narrowed down my top five favorite places to dine in Los Angeles, along with my favoriteRead More →

comfort foods to make this winter

During the winter months when the temperatures drop and it begins to get dark early, we immediately put our heaters on and get all warm and cozy at home. We throw on our warmest pajamas, fluffy socks, and stream our favorite TV shows. But what kind of cozy night in is it without some tasty comfort foods to make this winter? Here at A Girl in LA, we are guilty of having cravings for carbs, and we are strong supporters of treating ourselves and indulging in these delicious foods. Here is a list of some of our favorites for you to try! Tomato Bisque withRead More →

Tasty Vegan Recipes

I was introduced to eating vegan at one of my favorite restaurants, Cafe Gratitude a few years back. I will admit, I’m not a vegan (I love dairy too much), I consider myself to be a pescatarian because I eat sushi on occasion. I gave up eating meat when I found out that I was highly allergic to beef, and slightly allergic to chicken. After that I decided to stop eating meat all together; and to be honest I never really missed it. The biggest challenge for me was finding what to eat in its place. There are many benefits to cutting meat out ofRead More →

Christmas Recipes to Make This Season

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays, but what better way than with food!? With so many different Christmas recipes to make this season, it’s time to start planning the perfect food to bring to your family get-together. Here’s a list of eighteen of our festive favorites; from drinks and appetizers, to entrees and desserts…there’s plenty to choose from. Most of these can easily be made the day before and popped in the oven once you’re done unwrapping your presents. Your contribution will surely be a hit at your holiday festivities! -Appetizers- Holiday Hot Spinach Dip Source: allrecipes Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread Source:Read More →

People's Choice Beef Jerky Box

For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved snacking. It feels like every day I cave into a bag of chips, cookies, or maybe some candy in between big meals. I’m so into having a quick nibble that I am always looking for new treats to enjoy. So when I was given the People’s Choice Beef Jerky Box to test out, I was ecstatic to begin trying it. The box came with eight different types of jerky. I have to admit, before receiving this box I didn’t know much about beef jerky. Looking through my new box of snacks, I noticed a largeRead More →

rainbow sprinkle cake from scratch

For A Girl in LA’s one year anniversary, I wanted to do something special to commemorate the milestone. I decided to create a rainbow sprinkle cake from scratch using a recipe inspired from Delish.com. This was the first time I baked a cake from the ground up and I was quite surprised at how easy (and how much fun) it was. This rainbow layer cake was not only eye catching, it was also delicious! Who doesn’t love a vanilla / buttercream cake covered in sprinkles and glitter? Most the the ingredients I used were bought at my local grocery store. I did buy a fewRead More →

Thanksgiving Menu

With every passing year Thanksgiving seems to come quicker and quicker. Before we know it  everyone is changing their iced coffee orders to anything pumpkin spice or ordering hot cocoa. It can come upon us so fast that we feel like we blinked and it’s time to start our Thanksgiving planning. With the holiday fast approaching, A Girl in LA wanted to share with our readers some of the delicious recipes on our Thanksgiving Menu. If you’re hosting turkey day for the first time or you want to bring a dish to Friendsgiving, take a look at our menu and let us turn you intoRead More →