Archive | October, 2009

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Tips for Dummies from Family Spice

Halloween Cupcake Decorating 101

I am definitely in the festive spirit. This Halloween the kids and I decided to go nuts and make some crazy cupcakes. I never really did this, although I enjoy making and decorating my kids’ birthday cakes. How hard could Halloween be? I searched my many magazines, favorite websites and the internet in general and […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 21 – Oct. 27

Well, after a great week of deals last week, this week is a bit of a downer. Again, nothing Earth-shattering in the grocery arena, although San Diego’s local grocer, Henry’s Marketplace, has some fabulous deals with their fresh produce. It is times like these that you dip into your stockpile in the freezer and enjoy […]

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Caramel Apples by FamilySpice.com

Caramel Apples

Homemade caramel apples are a fun treat to make with kids for Halloween or any fall-themed party. October treats are always fun to create and eat! There are literally thousands of options that you can find all over the internet. Treats for kids is even more fun to bake up because you can really let […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 14 – Oct. 20

Like a kid in the candy store (well, almost), I anticipate what the grocers are offering up for us each week. Before I started doing these posts regularly, I didn’t pay close attention to the weekly flyers. I thought Costco was my best bet, especially for meats. But after convincing myself otherwise, I am hoping […]

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A Pretty Pink Tea Party

My daughter recently turned 4. It was a very emotional day for me, you see, since she is the youngest of my three kids, and the only girl. I remember when I was pregnant and I hadn’t found out yet if she was a boy or a girl. Everyone asked me, “Don’t you want a […]

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns by FamilySpice.com

Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

If you have some leftover pumpkin purée in the fridge, then you must make a batch of these Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns. Your family will thank you for it. I’m torn between missing summer and enjoying the flavors of fall! What is a girl to do? My grocer seems confused, too, since we have apples, pears, pumpkins, […]

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Cheap Gourmet: Beef Bourguignon on a Budget by FamilySpice.com

Cheap Gourmet: Beef Bourguignon on a Budget

Yes, you can serve up gourmet food on on a budget! As the holidays fast approach, and family gatherings start to increase, whatever the occasion, here is a classic recipe that is easy on the budget. Although French cuisine is making a comeback, especially after the “Julie & Julia” frenzy, don’t be intimidated. It’s not that […]

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Apple Surprise Bars by FamilySpice.com

Fall Flavors: Apple Surprise Bars

These Apple Surprise Bars, featured in the Sunday Night Football Cookbook, are easy to whip up and full of fall flavors. A terrific game day treat! I’m a big fan of desserts, can’t you tell? What’s not to love? Cakes, cookies, tarts, muffins and bars – yum! Which one to choose? Which one to make? […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 30 – Oct. 6

As I am looking over this week’s grocery deals, I must say, I am not that excited. Nothing really jumps out and makes me run to the store to stock up and save. Granted, Albertson’s has raspberries for 99¢/ea Thursday-Sunday. I admit to be excited about THAT! Ralphs/Kroger has Gala and Red Delicious apples for […]

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