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I’m Leigh, a formally trained private chef living in Los Angeles, California. I created this food blog to share all my favorite recipes and culinary tips and tricks I’ve learned working for over ten years in the food industry.

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Newest Recipes

Here’s what’s fresh and new at Craving California! Crowd-pleasing— healthy-ish—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes to get you inspired in the kitchen!

Apéro Hour

Summer happy hour calls for drinks and bites that are equally chill and delicious. Think French apero or Italian appertivo – a pre-dinner ritual designed to wake up your tastebuds and set the vibe for a good time.

Quick and Easy Dinners

On busy nights, it pays to have a few easy dinner ideas up your sleeve. Here are my tried and true recipes for getting dinner on the table in no time.

Helpful How-To’s

Need help perfecting your flakey pie crust? Not sure how to make a proper chicken stock? Want to know, once and for all how to make the creamiest, most luxurious scrambled eggs? Find all the answers you’re looking for in one of our dependable, comprehensive how-to guides.

Recently Updated

Spend more time with your loved ones and less time watching the sauté pan with these game-changing sheet pan dinners. You won’t believe how simple a delicious meal can be.