Archive | April, 2011
Camp Blogaway & A Root Beer Float Bundt

Camp Blogaway & A Root Beer Float Bundt

What is that saying, “When it rains, it pours?” No kidding. I thought my life was busy and hectic when I worked 60+ hours in an advertising agency. That’s B.C. – Before Children. My job as “Mom” really is 24/7. But, I love it. That’s what I signed up for. Tomorrow I take off with […]

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Chile-Lime Roasted Artichokes

Chile-Lime Roasted Artichokes

A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our 12th year anniversary. Sometimes, with the day-to-day craziness that goes on in our house with our three kids, we feel like coworkers – handling mini-crisis after crisis, passing a crying child to the other, going through the motions of dinner, homework, brush, floss, bedtime. And […]

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Easter Egg Fun.. Naturally!

Easter Egg Fun.. Naturally!

You don’t have to celebrate Easter to have fun dying eggs. Many cultures use colored eggs to symbolize rebirth and fertility. For Persian New Year we display colorfully decorated eggs to symbolize the rebirth that takes place in nature during the Spring. Although Christianity holds the reins on Easter, they adopted this pagan symbol of […]

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Daring Cooks: The Incredible, Edible Container

Daring Cooks: The Incredible, Edible Container

We had a great challenge this month, something I’ve been experimenting with a lot, myself. The edible container. Maybe it was in college when I encountered my first taco salad in a crunchy tortilla bowl. Heaven! The nutritious salad cancelled the negative effects of the fried tortilla shell. Come on, haven’t you ever eaten a […]

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The Amazing Almond… In The Raw!

The Amazing Almond… In The Raw!

Most Middle-Eastern cultures are nuts for nuts: pistachios, walnuts, almonds, hazlenut… We just can’t get enough of them. We bake with them, we add them to stews, and eat them straight up. Iranians in particular, are nuts for almonds, specifically, the green almond. This is almond fruit at its youth. And it tastes completely different […]

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Reflections: The Ever Evolving Family Road Trip

Reflections: The Ever Evolving Family Road Trip

Traveling with a kid is never easy. Traveling with THREE kids can be torture. If you are gone for a week, you pack for ten days. Extra undies for accidents, a warmer jacket (just in case), the favorite blankey, the list goes on and on. My husband tells me I pack too much. But, any […]

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