Archive | October, 2010

Whole Wheat Witch Finger Cookies by

Whole Wheat Witch Finger Cookies

I am totally enjoying the amazing amount of creativity that out there on the world wide web. So many fabulous home-grown cooks and bakers are showing off their talents and blowing me away. It used to be that you had to wait for your Martha Stewart or Family Fun magazine for holiday inspiration. Or the […]

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Halloween Hummus by

Skeleton Bones & Other Halloween Treats!

After all of this serious cooking, I’m ready to have some fun! I love finding silly recipes for Halloween. Whether it’s for my kids’ classroom party or our annual neighborhood block party, my family and I really get into mischief with Halloween. And with some kid-friendly, Halloween-inspired snacks to serve, everyone will get into the […]

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The Daring Cooks: Stuffed Grape Leaves

The Greeks call this dish “dolmata.” The Persians call this dish “dolmeh.” I just call these little bundles of joy, INCREDIBLE! We, Persians, like to stuff everything: red peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and every guest’s bellies until they burst! I was so excited to see that The Daring Cook’s October challenge was the dolmeh. It […]

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BB: East Hampton Clam Chowda!

I am sooooo very excited to post this next line: Ahem! Ladies and gentleman Family Spice is so happy to choose one of the recipes for October’s Barefoot Bloggers! Yeah! Most of us are experiencing the change of weather, the shorter days, the cooler temperatures. Even San Diego nights are nippy again, of course, San […]

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Persian Okra Stew - Khoreshteh Bamieh by

Persian Okra Stew (Khoreshteh Bamieh)

The colder seasons seem to spark this conversation of “comfort foods.” Of course, comfort foods are different for everyone. For our family, it usually evokes images of Persian stews. They are warm, hearty, full of vegetables and meats of your choice, and always served with fluffy, aromatic basmati rice. Can you smell the saffron???? Some […]

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Kitty Litter Cake

My family loves Halloween. And I’m not going into a religious debate about this being a pagan holiday and all. For us, it’s about fun. We get to dress up, pull pranks on each other, have a party and the grown-ups get to be kids again. It’s not even about the candy. Most of it […]

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My Princess Turns 5

What happened to my pretty princess? She has grown up so fast. My youngest turns five tomorrow and I am sad. She is in kindergarden full time now. She’s my happy joyful girl. She wakes up with a smile and gives me hugs and kisses every morning. She brought pink into our lives, which was […]

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