Persian Okra Stew - Khoreshteh Bamieh by

Persian Okra Stew (Khoreshteh Bamieh)

The colder seasons seem to spark this conversation of “comfort foods.” Of course, comfort foods are different for everyone. For our family, it usually evokes images of Persian stews. They are warm, hearty, full of vegetables and meats of your choice, and always served with fluffy, aromatic basmati rice. Can you smell the saffron???? Some […]

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Kitty Litter Cake

My family loves Halloween. And I’m not going into a religious debate about this being a pagan holiday and all. For us, it’s about fun. We get to dress up, pull pranks on each other, have a party and the grown-ups get to be kids again. It’s not even about the candy. Most of it […]

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My Princess Turns 5

What happened to my pretty princess? She has grown up so fast. My youngest turns five tomorrow and I am sad. She is in kindergarden full time now. She’s my happy joyful girl. She wakes up with a smile and gives me hugs and kisses every morning. She brought pink into our lives, which was […]

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Beef Stroganoff Cups

It has been a strange week here in San Diego. We had an unusually cool summer until we hit 111ºF on Monday. Remember that song, “It Never Rains in Southern California?” Well, yesterday it poured all day with continued lightening and thunder. Lightening? Really? It was a great science lesson for the kids. Of course, […]

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Pumpkin Carving Tips

Getting ready for Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful. You can keep your decoration simple and stylish with Family Spice’s budget friendly ideas How to decorate your pumpkins! 1. Put the knife down and pick up the paint brush. Get creative with your paints. Paint your pumpkins all white and add black eyes and mouths for […]

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Balsamic Portabella Sliders

It’s funny, but you never know what you will find at discount stores. I went to Big Lots last week to look for birthday goodies for my princess’s upcoming birthday party. They sell food items, too, sometimes crackers that are going to expire in a couple months. But, since my kids will a box inhale […]

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Asparagus Pesto with Lemon & Mint

I find myself doing a lot of volunteering, whether I volunteered myself or simply because no one else would do it. Don’t even mention the stuff my husband volunteers me for! Luckily, my community and my children’s school is filled with wonderful teachers, staff and of course, volunteers. I, personally, like to work in my […]

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