Honoring the Moms at Denica’s

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”—Princess Diana Happy Mother’s Day…My beautiful Mom, Lolita! I am so grateful to my wonderful Mom, who has always and continues to be a source of strength and comfort for me. She is an immigrant and an inspiration, and always worked hard to help support and lead […]

Not Denica’s Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, but oh so good!

This is one of my favorite, go-to recipes to make at home!  Crispy and chewy and thin, not like what we serve at Denica’s Restaurants, but rather late night snacks for us at home! Ingredients 3/4 pound salted butter (Challenge is our preferred brand) 1 cup packed golden brown sugar 1 1/8 cup granulated sugar  […]

start small

“The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true.” – Ralph Marston Thinking big forces you to stretch. It engages the part of your mind that is mostly busy at night writing the crazy dreams that we wake up wondering where […]

The Power of Charm

Charming people are generally more successful than their less charming counterparts.  In fact, charm is the single most important quality you can possess if you want to be a leader.  But what is it that charming people do differently than anyone else?  Charming people simply have taught themselves a few skills that anyone can master. […]

Lolita’s Paella Valenciana

The secret to a great Paella is in the sofrito The mistake most beginners make is they skimp on the sofrito ingredients and think it is only the seafood and chicken that matters. The majority of the flavor comes from the Olive Oil, Pork, Spices, Peppers, and Tomato that are used in the sofrito. We […]