Smoked Beef Brisket Made Easy by FamilySpice.com

Smoked Beef Brisket Made Easy

Tender Smoked Beef Brisket cooked low and slow is a lot easier to prepare than you think. It’s all about indirect heat, the proper setup, time and lots of patience! I never considered myself to be a very patient person. My husband is DEFINITELY not a patient person. Nothing like having kids to not only […]

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Easy, No Bake Oatmeal Date Nut Bars by FamilySpice.com

Easy, No Bake Oatmeal Date Nut Bars

It is been hot and humid in San Diego these past few weeks. And we are just not used to this kind of weather. Since California has been in a dangerous drought, this El Niño wave of moisture is a much needed relief, except we have to “rough it” and grapple with this humidity. Experts […]

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Classic Beer Battered Fish and Chips by FamilySpice.com

Classic Beer Battered Fish and Chips

I won’t lie. I like fried food. It’s one of those secret indulgences I have that’s, well, not a big secret. Overall, I really strive to eat healthy. I enjoy my daily dose of fruit and veggies. I don’t typically eat processed foods. I limit my bread and pasta intake. Yes, I have some food vices, but […]

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10 Tips on Cooking with Kids by FamilySpice.com

10 Tips on Cooking with Kids

It’s funny how a simple conversation with friends while picking up kids at school led to such a huge and totally fun project for me. I was discussing summer plans and camps for my kids, comparing camps and prices with two moms. There’s theater camp and volleyball camp and countless other possibilities available. I mentioned that I […]

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The Avocado BLT with Arugula by FamilySpice.com

Summer Munchies: The Avocado BLT

Some people insist that everything tastes better with bacon. I must admit, bacon does add a nice dimension to many great meals. But I like to say that everything tastes better with avocados. It might be because I live in California and one of my good friends is an avocado farmer (go say hi to Mimi!). […]

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The California Chicken Shawarma with avocados and @HVRanch Garlic Dressing - by FamilySpice.com

The California Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Comfort food has different meanings depending on what part of the world you grew up in. These comfort dishes tend to evoke memories from your childhood and always bring a smile to your face, even on a rainy day. I grew up in Texas, with a Persian mom and an American dad. Comfort food for […]

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