Archive | August, 2009
A Healthier Mac & Cheese

A Healthier Mac & Cheese

With many kids back at school, we are all finding ourselves falling prey to rushed schedules, carpooling to after-school activities and homework fights. How often does dinner get forgotten until 5 o’clock rolls around and you ask yourself, “What ARE we having for dinner?” I admit to doing this myself. Cooking can be a chore, […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Aug 26 – Sep. 1

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Aug 26 – Sep. 1

The grocery flyers are out, and this week has some great bargains. Pork shoulder country style ribs are on sale at Vons/Safeway for only 97¢/lb, and available at Albertson’s for 99¢/lb. You can also get at Albertson’s a chuck roast for only $1.79/lb. If you didn’t stock up on whole chickens last week, you can […]

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Morning Muffin Madness!

Morning Muffin Madness!

School has started in our house, and that means the usual rush to feed the kids in the morning and push them out the door. Plus, with the lunch packing and trying to please three different taste buds, I’m usually frazzled for most of the morning. I’m looking for easy breakfasts and snacks to pack […]

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Cheap eats you can make at home!

Cheap eats you can make at home!

With everyone penny pinching, people are finding more economical ways to feed their families. More people are also finding that cooking a home-made meal is not only the more nutritious route to follow, but a cheaper one as well (unless you scored some free eats at a restaurant!). They key is to stock up on […]

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Meatloaf With Tomato Relish

Meatloaf With Tomato Relish

I suppose I am feeling nostalgic for the classic American dinner: Salisbury Steak, Oven-Fried Chicken, Spaghetti and Meatballs. Now, I didn’t really grow up with these dinners which is probably the other reason why I am cooking them to my family for something different. Which is why I next turned to meatloaf. My mom, I […]

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Garlic Lovers Hummus

Garlic Lovers Hummus

When you come from a rather large extended family and you marry into another large extended family, you tend to have a lot of family parties. Now, my hubby is Iranian and I am a half-breed (aka half-Iranian) so our family parties are rather big, occur often and are full of food! It is the […]

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Watermelon Margarita by FamilySpice.com

Watermelon Margarita

Alas, summer vacation is coming to an end. School supplies have been purchased, new clothes and shoes are in the closet waiting for next Thursday and the start of school. Luckily, in Southern California, the summer weather is still here to stay for another month or two. And that means barbeque season is still going […]

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Balsamic Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Balsamic Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I am enjoying my garden a little more this year. As my babies get older, I get a little bit more freedom to try new things. My kids and I planted our first vegetable garden this year. We did pretty well, considering we didn’t know what we were doing and San Diego is under severe […]

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One Skillet Spaghetti by FamilySpice.com

One Skillet Spaghetti

We’ve all been there. The kids are hungry and you are frazzled and then the dreaded question: “Mom, what’s for dinner???” My go-to-recipe when I don’t have much time to think or to prepare a meal is this one: One Skillet Spaghetti. And clean-up is simple, since everything is cooked in, you guessed it, ONE […]

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Pork (or Chicken) Piccata

Pork (or Chicken) Piccata

Now here is another one of my favorite easy, tasty, healthy and economical dinners. WHEW! I love to make Pork Piccata. First of all, I get the big 8-9lb pork tenderloin from costco for about $20. Then, I cut it into thirds, use my handy-dandy food saver to vacuum pack it and freeze it for […]

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