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Pork Tenderloin with Crimini Mushrooms and Port Sauce by FamilySpice.com

Pork Tenderloin with Crimini Mushrooms and Port Sauce

Why is it that I never quite feel motivated to keep with my resolutions every January to stay healthy and exercise? Probably because it is cold and I have a rotation of kids home sick for a variety of ailments. This year was no different. Even worse as I was home sick with a variety […]

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Roast Turkey Breast with Black Garlic Butter from FamilySpice.com

Thanksgiving for Two? Roast Turkey Breast with Black Garlic Butter

I have always been part of a mass crowd during Thanksgiving. I am lucky to have a big, loving family always around me. But I do remember my single days, when I lived in Miami and a couple Thanksgivings came up where I wasn’t with my family. Then you get the invitations from friends who […]

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Hatch Chile Verde with Chicken

Back to School Dinner: Hatch Chile Verde with Chicken

I always have mixed feelings as summer draws to a close and the kids return to school. Summer, by far, is my favorite time of the year. My family and I savor the weather, the carefree moments and the summer menu. And of course, after a few months off of fun and sun, by the […]

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East Meets West: Bok Choy Pesto with Cilantro and Black Sesame Seed

I feel like the grinch right now. My kids are in their last week of school and it’s party, party, party. Really? My sixth grader has been watching movies in almost every class, as text books were turned in last week. Really? One teacher is “still fighting it” (as the Professor puts it) and is […]

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Asian Fusion Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

The kids this week are enjoying their Spring Break. Of course, I use the term “enjoying” very loosely. It certainly isn’t as exciting as their last break back in February, where the hubby and I threw caution (and our wallets) into the wind and whisked the family to the Big Island of Hawaii. I warned […]

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Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Usually at this time of year, I am scurrying around the house, spring cleaning and preparing for Norouz and the first day of Spring. This year, I am nowhere near ready for the Persian New Year and I am procrastinating the spring cleaning for NEXT week! I broke out the corned beef early this year, […]

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Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

Think Green! Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

I am so thrilled that March is here! It is quickly becoming my favorite month because it means that winter is behind us, and Spring is around the corner! Our sad San Diego hills are mostly green this time of the year, as we usually have all of rain in the winter months. Flowers are […]

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How to Cook with Saffron and a HUGE Saffron Giveaway!

Have you ever cooked with saffron? Most of us would answer, no. I remember when I was single, working in Miami and wanting to make some basmati rice with saffron. I didn’t have any saffron in my pitiful bachelorette kitchen, so I went to the Whole Foods Market next to my place to buy some. […]

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Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Stew (Fesenjoon)

If you didn’t know, it’s pomegranate season. I mean, HALLELUJAH! IT’S POMEGRANATE SEASON! And if you have been following me on Instagram, then you know that we have been seeding pomegranates by the dozen in our house. My kids are thrilled because they are inhaling a bowl of pomegranate seeds every single day. I’m a […]

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How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies: Kid Friendly Pasta Primavera

When I see a new mom, I start to remember how naive I was before I had kids. My neighbor and I laugh at our former selves and how we used to judge other moms and their children crying at the supermarket or throwing a tantrum at a restaurant. Now, instead of giving glaring stares, […]

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