Archive | July, 2012

Sipping on a Blueberry Mojito

Summer is flying by. The kids have 3 weeks until school starts and I am so not ready for the chaos ahead of me. My eldest is going to start middle school. I am trying not to think about that either. Middle school. Ack! I’d rather sleep in with the sun pouring into my room. […]

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Persian Saffron Cookies

Cookies for Cody Online Bake Sale & Cookbook Auction

Life is precious. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day motions and forget that simple fact. My friend and fellow food blogger, Stephanie (aka The Recipe Renovator) has a 4-year old newphew fighting neuroblastoma. Cancer. Why should a 4-year old suffer from cancer? When Stephanie told me about Cody, my heart shattered. As a […]

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Theme Park Eats: What to Eat at Knott’s Berry Farms

If you are a parent, then theme parks, in whatever shape or form, are in your life. I’ve been known to bring our own lunches and snacks to keep the eating healthy for all of us. For the most part, theme park food isn’t much to get excited about. That’s why I was excited when […]

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Move Over Kale Chips… Here Comes Chard Chips!

  Have you joined the kale chips band-wagon? It’s an ingenious way to get your salty chip fix and eat a healthy green at the same time. I know, it’s not exactly the same as  potato chip, but it’s a great alternative if you are watching your calorie intake while you prance around in your […]

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Watermelon Recipes & Crafts!

Its summer! Picture kids playing in the pool, family picnics,  camping trips and road trips. And what would summer be without watermelon smiles and sticky little faces, dripping with watermelon juice. I felt like a giddy little kid when the Watermelon Board asked me if I’d like to carve a watermelon for their 3rd Annual […]

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White Apricot Sorbet with Honeysuckle for #SundaySupper

Raise your hand if you are sweating it out right now?! San Diego has been hit with unusual humidity this time of year, making my spoiled kids ask, “Why is it so sticky?” It’s not hot enough to run the a/c (don’t lynch me for saying that), but the days are definitely heating up. Why […]

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Red Sangria Popsicles

Like I mentioned before, my husband is very excited and amused with his ability to make his boozy popsicles using dry ice. So far this summer he has made margarita popsicles, our vodka red-white-and-blue popsicles and now these red sangria popsicles. Popsicles aren’t just for kids during the summer, as I’ve discovered with my husband’s […]

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Whole Wheat Pretzel Dogs

People assume that because I cook and have a blog about family friendly recipes that I cook with my children all the time. Um, no, I don’t. During the school year they get home around 4pm and it’s homework time and scouts and other activities that keep the five of us busy. Dinner is usually […]

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How to Make Herb Infused Vinegars

My vegetable garden this year isn’t as happy as it was last year. The hubby and I are not sure what went wrong, but we are sad that we will not have hundreds of tomatoes as we did the summer before. Sniff. Sniff. But, my herbs are happily growing and blooming. I was excited about […]

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Red, White and Blue Cake with Berries, Coconut and Rum by

Red, White and Blue Cake with Berries, Coconut and Rum

Like Memorial Day, the real meaning behind the 4th of July sometimes gets forgotten. Independence Day is a national holiday here in the U.S., and when it falls on a Friday or Monday, we make our plans for the long holiday weekend. This year, it falls flat in the middle of the week, Wednesday. And […]

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