Archive | June, 2011
Red, White & Blue Jello by FamilySpice.com

Red, White and Blue Recipes

I am not a world traveler. Our trips tend to be taken in a car and not a jet. I am told that many people around the world find us Americans arrogant and cocky. I find that interesting considering that America is filled with people of all nationalities. There are millions of people trying to […]

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Fair Food & Cookbook Review: On A Stick!

Fair Food & Cookbook Review: On A Stick!

There’s a phenomenon here in the U.S. It’s called the Fair. It could be a state fair or a county fair, but either way, you will find thousands of folks roaming these meccas of carnival fun and food. And they are in full swing in the summer months. The Del Mar Fair here in San […]

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Persian Fingerling Potato Quiche with Chives (Kookoo-yeh Sib-Zamini)

Persian Fingerling Potato Quiche with Chives (Kookoo-yeh Sib-Zamini)

I do not pride myself of being a connoisseur of Persian foods. My mother cooked the stews we loved when we were growing up, but we didn’t branch out and try the other wonderful Persian dishes. Typically, we’d try new things when we went to visit my mom’s side of the family in California or […]

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Double Chocolate Chunk Mashmallow Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Mashmallow Cookies

My kids are interesting creatures. When I ban the tv & video games and tell them to play with their toys, I get blank stares and proclamations of boredom. When I tell them to clean their room, they play with their toys. When I tell them to play together, they fight. And when I tell […]

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The Daring Cooks: Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon & Thyme

The Daring Cooks: Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon & Thyme

Growing up, my brother and I drove my mom crazy at the dinner table. We were opposites, you see. For the holidays, I liked turkey, my brother liked ham. I hated ham, still do today. Too salty. But, my mom thought we did this on purpose. She still (to this day) makes both ham and […]

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Campfire Challenge: Osso Buco with Beer, Olives, and Gremolata

Campfire Challenge: Osso Buco with Beer, Olives, and Gremolata

To celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer my family and I went camping this weekend. We went with another family, and I spent the weekend watching the kids attempt fishing. For me, it’s like watching paint dry. But, after one of our busiest weeks, I was so exhausted that watching paint […]

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Kiwi Avocado Smoothie

Kiwi Avocado Smoothie

Today is my kids’ last day of school. But they get out so early today, that I’ve asked my self why they call it the Last Day when the kids are in school for about 3 hours? In any case, summer vacation is starting and all of us are ready for it. Everyone else in […]

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Are YOU Party Ready?

Are YOU Party Ready?

Summer is practically at our door step and for most of us, that means grilling season, picnics, vacation time and parties. And with the warm weather, you can take the party outside. But are you party ready? Can you put a shin-dig together on the fly? How much time do you need to prep for […]

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Italian Sausage Hash with Idaho Fingerling Potatoes

Italian Sausage Hash with Idaho Fingerling Potatoes

Has it really been a month since I was at Camp Blogaway? It’s been a blur between being sick and school winding down. I had the pleasure of meeting the great folks from the Idaho Potato Commission. They spoiled us with a variety of delicious potatoes with our breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t care […]

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