Thanksgiving Sides: Roasted Brussel Sprouts

The turkey might be the main event during Thanksgiving, but it’s the sides that do all the heavy lifting. If you are looking for a tasty vegetable recipe, here is a quick roasted brussel sprouts recipe to try.

  • Ingredients
    1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cut in half
    4 ounces diced pancetta
    1/4 cup olive oil
    Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Start with Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan, then add pancetta, olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, toss until the Brussels sprouts are completely covered. Then spread the veggies over the pan and roast the Brussels sprouts for 20 ish minutes. Once they are done, drizzle the sprouts with balsamic vinegar, taste and then serve while still hot.

Check out the Food Network for more tasty Thanksgiving sides recipes. Happy Holidays and enjoy the food.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Try In Santa Ana

Father’s Day is only a week away and now is the time to start searching for a gift. Shopping for Mother’s Day is a bit easier, as the most typical gift is flowers. Outside of ties, there are no standard gifts to get dad. If you are looking to get something special and meaningful this year, here are three great ideas to try.


Dollar Shave Club: if your dad has a beard, why not go with a membership to the Dollar Shave Club? The prices are affordable and the shaving kits make excellent gifts.


Bluetooth speaker: if you have a tech savvy dad, there might be no better gift than a set of Bluetooth speakers. The speakers range from $30 up to a few hundred dollars, but can be moved around and used in a variety of ways.


Liquor holder: for the sophisticated dad, buy a glass liquor holder, the kind that are used in movies, and let dad feel classy when taking a drink.

3 Easy Summer Décor Hacks

Now that summer is here (or almost here) we can start adding a bit of spice into your living space without breaking the bank. Summer is the most festive time of the year, so why not bring that joy into your apartment? Here are three easy summer décor hacks to try.


Floral Plates: if you can’t make a huge purchase, just go small instead. Floral plates added a fun pop of color and look wonderful when set on the dinner table.


Re-paint a coffee table: most apartment managers will not let you paint, but what you can do is repaint a coffee table instead. Try sanding it down and then repaint it a bright summer color—your coffee table will look like new.


Marker Dyed Pillows:  buy white or tan throw pillows and color pieces of them with a marker. Put some alcohol on a rag and use it to spread the marker around and cause it to streak in a tie dyed form.

Where To Get A Great Burger in Santa Ana

Are you stuck getting fast food dollar menu burgers? Well, this Saturday is national hamburger day, so instead of eating the same boring old burgers you are used to, why not try something spectacular that will leave your taste buds dancing on your tongue? If you are looking for a truly great burger, here are three of the best reviewed locations near your Santa Ana apartment. Click on the links provided to get detailed info about pricing and menu options. You might as well throw in a shake or chili fries while you are at it (that summer body can wait).


The BurgerStop

2302 S Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone number: (714) 557-2835


Dog Haus

2800 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 953-4287


Lucky Guys Burgers

401 S Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number: (714) 543-1939

Where to Watch The NCAA Tournament Near Santa Ana

Santa Ana has a host of great sports bars and since March Madness is here for the next few weeks, why fight the constant stream of college basketball that will be invading our tv and embrace it by going to a sports bar instead. The 64-team NCAA tournament is set to being on Thursday, but will a feature full weekend slate of games. If you are looking to get out of the house and watch the NCAA tournament at a bar with some drinks and food, here is a quick list of three great bars to try. Just remember to drink responsibly and enjoy the games.


Breakaway Sports Lounge and Eatery

2106 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number (714) 834-0943


The Olde Ship

1120 W 17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Phone number (714) 550-6700


Sweet Spot Sports Bar & Grille

1325 E Dyer Rd
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number (714) 241-3800


What To Do In Santa Ana

Santa Ana has a host of fun things to do around the city. You can go to the zoo, take the kids to a museum or science center—the possibilities are endless. Now that the weather is clearing up and the rain has stopped (for now), take the time to get outside this weekend and try something fun. Here is a quick list of three great things to do in and around your Santa Ana apartment. For more information visit Yelp for prices and more details.



Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 542-2823


Santa Ana Zoo

1801 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number: (714) 647-6575


Round 1 Bowling & Amusement

2800 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 619-6840