Nov 192014
Holiday Survival Guide: California Living dishes Meatballs, the perfect make-ahead meal to serve a crowd

Growing up the second oldest of 11 children, CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV series creator and host Aprilanne Hurley knows what it takes to serve a crowd…everyday. While Hurley has a trove of tips and tricks to serve a large group of hungry people, as part of CALIFORNIA LIVING’S “Holiday Survival Guide” 2014, Hurley says the best meals to serve a crowd are those that can be made ahead of time – like the delicious Meatball Recipe CALIFORNIA LIVING® is excited to share with you here.

Nov 162014
California Living host Aprilanne Hurley dishes secrets for perfect food and wine pairing on ION Television

Join CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV series creator and “California Insider” Aprilanne Hurley on a mission to uncover the secrets to perfect food & wine pairing today on CALIFORNIA LIVING®.

Nov 112014
Holiday Survival Guide:  California Living dishes DIY Hollywood inspired Thanksgiving table-top decor

Holiday Survival Guide 2014: CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV series creator & host Aprilanne Hurley’s Holiday Survival Gu

Holiday Survival Guide 2014: CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV series host and Party Girl Diet™ author Aprilanne Hurley’s Holiday Survival Guide” offers tips, tricks and easy holiday recipes to ensure you will “survive” and even better – ENJOY every minute of them enjoying great food & wine with family and friends.

Oct 312014
California Living with Aprilanne dishes Napa Valley Crab Cake Recipe on ION Television

Tune in to the CALIFORNIA LIVING@ Food & Wine Pairing Series this season for entertaining tips and coveted recipe from the pros – like the following easy and delicious Crab Cake Recipe compliments of Jeffrey Starr, Trinchero Family Estates Winery Chef , who whipped up this and numerous other fabulous recipes on location at the Sutter Home Inn, Napa Valley, Calif. with CALIFORNIA LIVING® host Aprilanne Hurley.

Oct 152014
CALIFORNIA LIVING host Aprilanne Hurley dishes Crab Cioppino Recipe with a story

Spotlighting California’s trends in food, wine, travel and healthy living, CALIFORNIA LIVING® is excited to share the following Party Girl Diet approved, authentic San Francisco Crab Cioppino Recipe featured in the CALIFORNIA LIVING® Insider’s Guide to Tiburon, Calif. Travel Special compliments of Sam’s Anchor Cafe, Tiburon, California.

Oct 082014
California Living dishes Tides Wharf New England Clam Chowder Recipe

You know something is really, really good when it is made in 50 gallon and 80 gallon containers due to the enormous quantities needed to supply the demand. Such is the case with The Tides Wharf & Restaurant’s famous New England Style Clam Chowder. To experience this Bodega Bay tradition first hand, be sure to plan a trip to Bodega Bay, California this season.

In the meantime, Carlo Galazzo, General Manager of The Inn at The Tides and Tides Wharf & Restaurant was kind enough to give us The Tides Wharf & Restaurant’s coveted Clam Chowder Recipe for CALIFORNIA LIVING™ viewers and web visitors to try at home.

Oct 022014
California Living dishes amazing stuffed artichoke recipe with health benefits

Crowned California’s Official Vegetable by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom in 2013, the almightily artichoke offers much to celebrate in 2014 for its super liver and digestive health support benefits, PLUS artichokes are also:

• High in fiber – 10 grams

• One of the top ani-oxidant rich vegetables

• Offer anti-inflammatory benefits

• Contain vitamins C. K, magnesium, potassium and folate

It’s exciting to note that until the filming of the following segment of California Living – our featured stuffed artichokes recipe compliments of Sonoma County Executive Chef Graziano Perozzi has never been revealed publicly…until now…

Sep 182014
California Living with Aprilanne Hurley dishes Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe for sexy abs

Here’s Executive Chef Peter Pahk’s Recipe for Tequila Lime Shrimp with a “sexy abs twist” as seen on CALIFORNIA LIVING® with Aprilanne Hurley on ION Television.

Aug 142014
Weekend Day Trip to West Marin offers bounty of FRESH Oysters ~ perhaps nature's most perfect food...

The ride to Tomales Bay is exceptionally beautiful anytime of year. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a visit to the Tomales Bay State Park – one of the many amazing California State Parks.

There are also quaint towns with great restaurants and small boutiques along the way to check out too.

To add a flavor boost with anti-aging health benefits try my “Anti-Aging” Garlic Butter Sauce” Recipe below on BBQ’D oysters – and pair your BBQ’D oysters with a sparkling beverage such as champagne, beer, or sparkling water to indulge in a most sumptuous pairing with nature’s perfect food ~ oysters. Oh, and if your in the mood for love…eating a few dozen oysters and just thinking they are aphrodisiac may just do the trick! Aprilanne

To make Aprilanne’s “Anti-Aging” Garlic Butter for 2 dozen BBQ’D Oysters…

Aug 032014
California Living dishes Safeway's summer entertaining ideas with 'fresh produce'

This week, the CALIFORNIA LIVING® 2014 Super Health & Fitness Special airing on ION Television spotlights Safeway Culinary Kitchens Executive Chef Jeff Anderson’s easy summer entertaining ideas – with “fresh produce” taking center stage.