From the category archives:

Holiday

A Quick NYC Trip

by Matt on December 23, 2013

1475995_10152113122139510_946893226_nHappy holidays! We just returned from a week in chilly NYC, and let me just tell you what a fantastic time we had. Packed with food, friends, some work, more food, and even more friends, it was the best way to end the year and see all the pretty Christmas lights all over town.

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Williams Sonoma and Gifts With Taste

by Matt on December 6, 2013

It’s that time of year, isn’t it? I had a blast selecting some of my favorite gifts from Williams Sonoma, click on over to check them out! And make sure to check out the offerings of others, there are some fantastic things to give and get. P.S. Are you following their blog, Taste? You really [...]

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. The time when I ask you to dust off that kitchen counter (not that it was dusty, right?), conjure up that sweet creativity, and put those thinking caps on. Why? Because it’s time once again for The Chocolate Adventure Contest! As I’ve done for the past [...]

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Saeco Review + Easy Tiramisu!

by Matt on December 11, 2012

The email landed in my box asking if I wanted to try the Phillips Saeco Syntia, a fully automatic espresso machine from Philips. I don’t even want to tell you the number of automatic espresso machines that have lived on my counter over the past twenty years, some good, some not so good. What begins [...]

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Mattbites Gift Guide 2012

by Matt on December 10, 2012

  Iit’s that time! And since we’re all in Giftland this month I wanted to add my personal favorites to all the holiday gift guides that are out there. However, I wanted to let you know one little thing: this Gift Guide is not entirely food-focused but made up of the things I love. As [...]

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Right On Target

by Matt on November 15, 2012

This past summer I photographed some delicious holiday items for Target. As in that Target. As in one of my favorite retailers. And can I tell you something? Working with them was every bit as fun and exciting as I thought it would be. Such wonderful people. The signs are up now, if you’re in [...]

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Ricotta & Honey

by Matt on December 24, 2011

You might remember we were on a slight squash kick recently. It coincided with a visit to one of my favorite restaurants here in Long Beach, Michael’s Pizzeria. I’ve said a million times that I don’t really “do” restaurant coverage because a) it’s overdone and b) it’s not my thing. I think the irony is [...]

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Talkin’ Turkey!

by Matt on November 18, 2011

You certainly don’t need me to tell you that the Big Food Holiday is next week. Everywhere you turn you see tips, tricks and ideas for Thanksgiving so you’ll understand me when I say that I’m going to join the chorus! No, I will not be offering a turkey tip exactly, but I want to [...]

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