EncinoMom the California Lifestyle New Media Magazine.: 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How To Build A Gingerbread House From A Box With EncinoMom's Lisa Keating

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Start your own holiday family tradition with this easy to build gingerbread house kit from Germany. These abundantly available kits include everything except an egg white and a few drops of white vinegar. Of course, you could make the whole thing from scratch, but that's another video! This is so much fun to do as a family project and a real treat around here, since cooking with candy is extremely rare.

These kits start showing up in stores before Thanksgiving and can be a lot of fun to kick off holiday decorating and involve a variety of generations in an activity besides watching the parade. I bet you could even do it with the parade or the game on in the background. I suggest having grandma take the kids to pick out the extra candies for the trim. You'll be really surprised by what they bring back from the store after an hour or so with your kids!

Thank you so much for watching. Wishing you hours of simple pleasures this holiday season and throughout the coming year. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Step Into More With Laurie Hacking



In this new video from EncinoMomProductions, Laurie Hacking shares three shifts to move you from scarcity to abundance, what she calls "wealth flow". Watch as local business owners who have worked with Laurie share their experiences and amazing results.

This video was produced to promote Laurie's business and appears here because I think everybody did a great job! These are not actors or paid testimonials, just real clients of Step Into More stating their real results!

If you have been watching our videos for some time, you may notice that the gorgeous home where we shot this was listed for sale. Thanks to you, it has SOLD. Can't wait to meet the new neighbors, but will miss Bill & Leanne like mad.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Step Into More



We've been blogged! Thank you, Laurie Hacking of Step Into More Coaching. Check out her latest blog post: http://stepintomore.blogspot.com/2010/12/have-you-stretched-today.html To see more go to http://encinomom.com/step-into-more-with-laurie-hacking/

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Leftover Turkey? Try this Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe from EncinoMom.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010

How To Cook A Turkey. Best Ever Turkey Recipe from EncinoMom



How to cook a turkey. Best ever turkey recipe adapted after many years of trial and error (oh, the errors!). Make this your best Thanksgiving yet, with this tried and true turkey recipe.

This turkey recipe from EncinoMom serves 6 to 8 people and takes approximately 3 1/2 hours. I cook my turkey unstuffed. Here's what you'll need: 1 turkey, 14 1/2 lbs., 1 orange, 10 Tablespoons unsalted (room temp) butter, 2 Tablespoons Molasses (I use Black Strap), 1 Cup of Red Wine with a little water in it, 1/4 Cup of Kosher Salt, 2 springs fresh sage, 1/4 Cup coarsely ground black pepper, 2-3 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Use a fork to combine 8T butter, molasses, salt and pepper and lemon juice. Set aside.

Rinse turkey, remove gizzards, pat dry. Rub mixture between skin and meat, being careful not to pierce the skin. Any extra goes inside the cavity with the whole orange (I usually poke a few holes in the orange to release some of the juice).

Rub the skin on the outside of the turkey with the remaining 2 T of butter. Place some of the sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat. I like to arrange them in a sort of chevron pattern which looks beautiful when the turkey is finished cooking. Any extra sage goes in the cavity with the orange.

Put the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour the wine over the bird. Cook 1/2 hour breast side down, 1/2 hour more breast up (to brown). Tent loosely with foil and baste during remainder of cooking time. Serve with grapes. (Make sure to let the bird rest for about 10 or 15 minutes before carving.

This makes a succulent, beautiful turkey with exceptional flavor. Happy Thanksgiving.

If you're interested in more information, please visit my website: EncinoMom.com Please remember to "like" EncinoMom.com on FaceBook, too! Thanks in advance, enjoy!
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ibarionex Perello Walks With EncinoMom's Lisa Keating On Malibu Beach

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If you'd like to take better photos, even with your point-and-shoot camera, pick up a couple of tips here from photographer, Ibarionex Perello. "Each person has a unique vision" says Perello and photography allows you to share what you see. Searching for the extraordinary in the ordinary Perello transforms everyday sights into works of art.

Join EncinoMom's, Lisa Keating for a walk on the beach and be the first to hear about Perello's new book: Chasing The Light. For more info check out: The CandidFrame.com

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Easy Pumpkin Pancake Recipe


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Friday, October 29, 2010

Ghosts Build A Graveyard? Happy Halloween From EncinoMom

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Halloween and lawn reseeding coincide! Here's a fun way to keep the kiddies out of your fresh terra infirma. This seems to help keep the birds from eating all your lawn seed, too. Unfortunately, this has no affect on rampaging raccoons rooting for grubs. Urrrg. Well, I guess you can't win 'em all, but you can have fun trying. :) Happy Halloween, from EncinoMom.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ghost Of Halloween Past. Here's My Story. What's Yours?


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Wardrobe Expert, Lori Rosenberg, Brings Fashion Home

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Local business owner, Lori Rosenberg, brings fabulous fashion to you with her expert eye and commitment to flattering every figure with flare. Lori is now showing the Fall 2010 line from Carol Anderson by Invitation.

My heart sets sail for the continent when I see the Paris jacket and the French Trench. What makes your pulse race?

Halloween Backyard Burial Ground! Pool To Ghouls In A Day

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Bird In The Hand Contest From EncinoMom (WIN FREE PartyLite product!)

Watch the Qigong video: Daily Cup Of Chi below and tell us how many birds fly past the lens.

Use the entry form on the top right side of the home page for a chance to win this nature inspired Sabor Isleño Warmer from PartyLite to satisfy your yen for Zen.


I'm
sure I'm supposed to write a bunch of rules in tiny print here like, void where prohibited and winner chosen by random drawing, odds of winning depend on number of correct entries received by the contest end date (October 31, 2010, midnight PST), no purchase necessary, all decisions final (and dependent on who's in my kitchen when we do the drawing). I don't know, I'm not a lawyer. Oh, how 'bout all applicable taxes and shipping costs are winner's responsibility (local delivery is FREE) and if you're my mom, sister, best friend or you work here, you can help spread the word, but you can't enter to win! lol

Have fun and good luck!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lite Up Your Holidays Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes

Lite Up Your Holidays Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes

Enter your email address and this code: DPPDTY for a chance to win. You can play once each day. Great prizes. Sponsored by PartyLite!

Friday, October 1, 2010

And The Winner Of The StellaDot Cupchain Earrings is: Drum roll please. . . . Jennifer McKinnon!

Congratulations to savvy mom Jennifer McKinnon of Calabasas, CA!


Not only did she find the flaw in this video and submit a correct entry to EncinoMom, she is the lucky winner (by random drawing) of these great Ava Cupchain earrings by Stella & Dot! Yeah!

Did you see it, too? It was the lone earring on display near the end of the video. Don't worry if you missed it, we have a new contest starting today!

Watch the Qigong video: Daily Cup Of Chi below and tell us how many birds fly past the lens. Use the entry form on the top right side of the home page for a chance to win this nature inspired Sabor Isleño Warmer from PartyLite to satisfy your yen for Zen.


I'm sure I'm supposed to write a bunch of rules in tiny print here like, void where prohibited and winner chosen by random drawing, odds of winning depend on number of correct entries recieved by the contest end date (October 31, 2010, midnight PST), no purchase necessary, all decisions final (and dependent on who's in my kitchen when we do the drawing). I don't know, I'm not a lawyer. Oh, how 'bout all applicable taxes are winner's responsibility and if you're my mom, sister, best friend or you work here, you can help spread the word, but you can't enter to win! lol

Have fun and good luck!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Antoinette Rohner, Founder of MovingIntoPeace Invites You To Enjoy A Daily Cup Of Chi

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Join Antoinette Rohner as she welcomes you with a Daily Cup Of Chi in this new video from EncinoMom. This 6 minute video takes you through one of the basic movements of Qigong, a 5000 year old Chinese health practice. If you are not familiar with Qigong, you may have heard of Tai Chi. If these disciplines were a tree, Qigong would be the trunk and Tai Chi would be a branch. Enjoy this meditative journey inside yourself with Antoinette as your guide. You'll thank me later. :)

For more information visit Antoinette at: www.MovingIntoPeace.com

Monday, September 20, 2010

EncinoMom in San Francisco with Michelin Star Chef, Suzette Gresham of Acquerello

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Looking for a meal to remember? Break open your piggy bank for a trip to Acquerello in San Francisco. This 21 year old, Italian fine dining establishment owned by Michelin star chef, Suzette Gresham and famed wine expert, Giancarlo Paterlini pairs food and wine to please even the most discerning diner with European style service that make you feel like visiting royalty. Treat yourself and tell them hello for me. I'm saving up for my next visit!

Friday, September 17, 2010

EncinoMom On Route 66 At Stater Brothers Classic Car Rendezvous

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This year on September 16th some 1700 spotless rides will roll into San Bernadino, California for Stater Brother's 21st Annual Route 66 Rendezvous. Thanks to original owner, Retired Fire Captain, Paul A. Tremblay for welcoming us with his pristine red & white 54 Chevy. In this video, you'll see some of the hot rods here on opening night as EncinoMom finds a family with four classic cars at the competition and car show. Special thanks to John and Kim Trout for sharing their passion for cruising and taking EncinoMom's Lisa Keating for a spin around town in Kim's 69 "Hugger Orange" Rally Sport convertible Camero.

Food, entertainment and fun for the whole family take over the entire area from Stater Borthers and City Hall to Meadowbrook Park. Come check out the cars as they cruise the course and compete for prizes. With a Neon Light Cruise, Bicycle Stunt Show, Open Header Contest, Burnout and Firefighters Competition this event runs through Sunday the 19th and is jammed packed with fun.

For more info visit: http://www.route-66.org
For a great Route 66 travel blog w/pics see: http://mother-road-66.blogspot.com

Thanks for watching TheEncinoMom on YouTube

Friday, September 3, 2010

Secret To True Blue Hydrangeas

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Friday, August 20, 2010

EncinoMom Sports Stella & Dot At Dolly Couture in Tarzana, California

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Did you spot a jewelry faux pas in this piece? If you did, shoot me an email for a chance to win the offender. Winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries received. Contest ends September 30th, 2010.

Live/cyber Stella & Dot trunk show at Dolly Couture in Tarzana,California. EncinoMom's Lisa Keating stops by Dolly Couture sporting the new Charlotte Charm Necklace paired with perennial favorite, Grace Pearl Bauble Bracelet. Dolly slipped the Bardot Flower* into her hair and managed to fit into the Little Girl's Mini Bloom Flower Necklace that went perfectly with her polka dot frock (don't try this at home or there'll be coral beads from here to kingdom come)!

Early arrivals included: Robyn Reynolds of Organize2Harmonize, Nancy Supanich of Tarzana Aikikai, Lisette Keating (Tweeting on behalf of EncinoMom) and artist, Warren Keating.

Favorite items from the fall line include: Nolita Necklace (it takes three days to make one), Audrey Cluster Necklace and bracelet, Metropolitan Mixed Chain Necklace.

Must haves: Deco Drop Earrings and the La Coco Cupchain Necklace (get three and braid them to really wow a crowd).

HAVE FUN and good luck. :)


*Sorry, the Bardot Flower is no longer available, but you might like the Uma Flower - same idea and size, different fabric and color.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Video From EncinoMomProductions - Meet Kathy Rappaport From Flash Frozen Photography

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New Video From EncinoMomProductions - Meet Kathy Rappaport From Flash Frozen Photography


Meet photographer, Kathy Rappaport, owner of Flash Frozen Photography located in the French Quarter of Woodland Hills, California. www.FlashFrozenPhotography.com Weddings, events and portraits captured on location or in the studio can be fine art, finished and framed, too. Kathy's focus on fun and freedom in front of the camera bring out the very best in you. With a keen appreciation of beauty, attention to detail and an eye for storytelling you can count on Kathy to deliver quality flash frozen moments of a lifetime. Video created by www.EncinoMomProductions.com

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Zucchini Recipe: What To Make When The Zucchini Genie Visits



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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Laundry Day In Lake Balboa

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer's Here! Fire Up The Grill For The Fourth!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Should I have my OWN talk show?

Thanks for dropping by! I'm very excited to have submitted my video audition to Oprah's network. You can view the video and vote here. I have some fantastic interviews coming up and I will continue to post them here. In the meantime, wish me luck! Remember you can vote a bazillion times. The thing that will help me the most is if you view and share the video. Ask your friends to watch, too. The category is: Wild Card and the search function only recognizes, Lisa Keating (not EncinoMom).

I really appreciate your interest and am looking forward to sharing more and more great people and ideas with you as we move forward shedding a little limelight on faces and places wherever we go.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Memorial Day Miracle

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Champagne, Roses and Sandwiches Outside





















If you're interested in more information, please visit my website: EncinoMom.com where you can email me to find out how to earn premium quality candles for FREE!

photos by Lisa Keating

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Garden Roses In The Bedroom

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day


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Monday, April 12, 2010

How To Grow Killer Tomatoes - EncinoMom Interviews Laura Taylor

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

One Dish Dinner Recipe



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Friday, March 12, 2010

Baking Bread and Making Beds


Herb crusted salami, home made, whole wheat sourdough with grainy mustard, home grown tomatoes, a bit of cambonzola cheese, cornichons and a glass of cool rosé by Chateau St. Michel.

When I find myself in the midst of a day of domesticity, I feel the connection to all of the mothers that have gone before me. Making beds. Fluffing pillows, smoothing little wrinkles away with a sure hand and tucking a little love under the covers as I go. My mind wanders to the sun-dried sheets of my childhood. My own mother would sprinkle a little baby powder into the mix. There's something so utterly comforting about sliding into a "made just for you" bed at the end of a well spent day - or for a delicious nap in the warm golden glow of an afternoon.

I really wanted to add the scent of freshly baked bread to this particular bed-making morning. This is so simple and satisfying I just had to share it with you.

Heat your oven and pans to 425˚. I use my enameled roaster with a small rack and stoneware bar pan inside. I heat the whole shebang - even the lid. (The dough will hold its shape, even on a cookie sheet, but you need to cover the loaf during part of the baking time.)

Then it's 3. 2. 1. Three cups of flour, I use whole wheat. Two cups of water and 1 cup of sourdough starter* (room temperature). I also add two teaspoons of salt and melt a couple of tablespoons of butter on the stove top while the oven heats.

Mix the salt into the flour. Add the water and starter. This will make a heavy, sticky dough. Do not over mix or knead the dough, if you do your bread will become tough. As it is, this bread is very dense and hearty. Fold the dough from side to side, turn 90˚ and repeat. This will give your loaf a nice shape. Don't worry about doing it right, it just needs to fit your pan.

Get your hot pads and take your pan from the oven. Flop the dough over into the hot pan. Pour the melted butter on top (if desired). Pop the bread into the oven. Set the timer for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off, USE you oven mit to put the lid on the roaster. This will keep your bread baking without burning. Bake 15 to 20 minutes more.

*If you don't have a starter in your fridge, you can make your own in a clean glass jar with 1 cup of warm water and 1 cup of flour. For complete details, check out http://www.io.com/~sjohn/sour.htm. My starter is about a year old. This website was the main source I used to get my own starter started..

My family ate the whole loaf between dinner and breakfast, with only this crusty bit left for my lunch the next afternoon. Enjoy!

If you're interested in more information, please visit my website: EncinoMom.com where you can email me to find out how to earn premium quality candles for FREE!

photo by Lisa Keating

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Can't Beat Corned Beef


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here's A Peek At What's Cookin' In My Kitchen: Pea Soup


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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yes, Virginia, There Really Is A Cupid



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Monday, January 18, 2010

How To Turn A Candle Into Candy For Valentine's Day


In this Red Door video by EncinoMom.com you can see how older PartyLite pieces integrate with the new lines and see a quick tip on how to turn a candle into a candy for Valentine's Day. This is great for those of us who are trying to cut down on sugar, but are still sweet! (Great idea if your sweetheart is diabetic, too!)

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Cafe Aroma Melts Warmer by PartyLite gets an update in an arrangement with new products.




If you're interested in more information on the products pictured above, please visit my website: EncinoMom.com where you can email me to find out more or learn how you can earn these and other premium quality candles for FREE!


photos & video by Warren Keating

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy New Year and Congratulations!


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