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How to Make Blood Orange Infused Balsamic Vinegar by FamilySpice.com

Vanilla Ice Cream with Blood Orange Balsamic Vinegar

Fruit infused vinegars are the latest rage in the food industry. I sampled many when I was eating my way through the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show back in January (read more about that HERE). The vibrant colors and flavors are incredibly enticing, especially for a foodie like me. What sets these vinegars apart from […]

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Cocktail Hour: Citrus White Sangria

I will not complain about the weather, but I am extremely anxious for winter to end and for spring to begin. I know I have nothing to hate about winter here in San Diego. We are  not buried in snow or ice or suffering from  single digit temperatures. It is not the winter weather that […]

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Eat the Rainbow: The Purple Salad

No, you do not need to adjust the color on your screen. That really is a purple salad. All natural, too. Did you know that many of our vegetables can be found in the purple form – NATURALLY? From potatoes to carrots, asparagus to cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts to artichokes, all of these vegetables, and […]

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Blood Orange Curd with White Cake by FamilySpice.com

A Touch of Sweet: Blood Orange Curd

I know what my husband is thinking. His least favorite holiday is just around the corner. Of course, in all honesty, I doubt Valentine’s Day has even crossed his mind. Not that I am throwing the hubby under the bus. We do not really celebrate Valentine’s Day, although last year he surprised me with flowers. […]

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Garden Veggie Dip Mediterraneanized

Yes, I like football. No, I’m not a fanatic. Yes, I like watching the big game. No, I could care less about the Super Bowl commercials. What?! Yeah, I know. So many people say they watch the game because of the commercials. But I was in advertising. I am sick of ads and commercials. I […]

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Top Food Trends for 2014 at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show

A week ago I had a great time eating my way through the booths and exhibits at the 2014 Fancy Food Show. If you ever have the opportunity to attend this event, you MUST go! Thousands of booths featuring chocolate, pastries, salami, cheese, bread, olive oil, vinegars and everything in between are present here. And […]

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Blueberry Feta Quinoa Salad by FamilySpice.com

Eating Fresh: Blueberry Feta Quinoa Salad

Words and I do not get along. Which is odd, as I enjoyed creative writing when I was in school. I always wrote in an informal, conversational tone –  a natural fit with my blogging today. But, honestly, I struggle with words. One of the biggest obstacles I have with my blog is with the […]

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Do You Know What’s In Your Olive Oil?

Hi everyone! I am back from my month of obscurity. I would love to report that I spent the time on a tropical island or in a 5-star resort or hitting the ski slopes. Nor was I climbing Mt. Everest or hiking through Europe. Unfortunately, no wild vacation for me. I spent the month in […]

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Lemon Cake with Basil and Pomegranate

Holiday Gift Idea and a Lemon Cake with Basil and Pomegranate

When it comes to gift-giving, I tend to be a procrastinator. I know some people have all of their holiday gift shopping done way before November rolls in. I am definitely NOT one of those people. When my kids were little and they didn’t pay too close attention to the latest and greatest toys out […]

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Chocolate Egg Nog - tastes like Bailey's Irish Cream! from FamilySpice.com

Bottoms Up with Chocolate Egg Nog

How did it become December already?! By the time my head stops spinning and I put out my Christmas decorations, I know it will already be 2014! My husband is asking when we should go get our tree and I am asking for a few more weeks, that I know does not exist. So am […]

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