Archive | March, 2010
Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake

My husband is the Cub Master for my two boys’ Cub Scout Pack. This is a role he takes very seriously. Don’t get me wrong, he is an awesome Cub Master. He has brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our pack. Since he never got to be a cub scout or a boy […]

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Ina Garten’s Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich

Ina Garten’s Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich

I love sandwiches. I’ve been making sandwiches most of my life. My brother was my first satisfied customer. He made me nachos, something I still LOVE today, and I made him sandwiches. Of course, that was in between our fights and when we generally didn’t have anything to do with each other. You know, the […]

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Daring Cooks: Lemon Risotto

Daring Cooks: Lemon Risotto

My family and I love all types of foods. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, and my husband and kids are used to seeing new things on the dinner table. Of course, they don’t always eat what I serve them, even if they are delicious. Despite these setbacks and disappointments, I keep moving forward (Remember, “Meet the […]

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Persian New Year and Ash-e Reshteh

Persian New Year and Ash-e Reshteh

Unfortunately for my husband, I am not a soup eater. There are only a few soups I totally adore: Good New England Clam Chowder, Authentic Florida Conch Chowder and Ash-e Reshteh. And luckily for me, I will be eating plenty of Ash-e Reshteh this weekend! Among the many traditions we have for Norouz, Persian New […]

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Persian New Year and Chahr-Shambeh Souri

Hopefully, in your neck of the woods, you are beginning to feel a little warmth in the air. We sure in San Diego. After a few months of much needed rain and cold, cloudy days, our week has started with beautiful warm 75ºF days. Aaaaah… And we have four more days until Spring arrives. I […]

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Ina Garten’s Individual Meat Loaves

Ina Garten’s Individual Meat Loaves

Nothing says All-American comfort food like a meat loaf. My mom likes to tell the story of the first time she made this very American dish for my dad when they were newlyweds. She wanted to show her new American husband what an excellent and sophisticated cook she was, and she was. She decided to […]

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Herb Rice with Fish (Sabzi Pollo ba Mahi)

Herb Rice with Fish (Sabzi Pollo ba Mahi)

I was at the gym the other day, pounding on the elliptical when I noticed a new segment on the t.v. above me. They were talking about S.A.D., Seasonal Affective Disorder. It has to do with mild depression that arises during the winter months, you know the winter blues, and it usually dissipates when Spring […]

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Persian New Year and The First Day of Spring

Persian New Year and The First Day of Spring

As many of you know, I am half-Iranian. I have lived in the U.S. most of my life, I act like a proud American, but I am proud of my Persian culture. I try not to think about how Iran has turned out politically, but choose to celebrate its glorious traditions and delicious foods. Spring […]

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Better-than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies

Better-than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies

I am here to admit that I have a serious addiction. I feel it is best to face my addiction, confront it and accept the fact that I have this weakness. My addiction? Yes, it’s chocolate. That and tortilla chips, but I will address that one another day! A couple weeks ago my husband asked […]

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