Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

I know, I know. Valentine’s Day is 5 days away and I don’t have a post on chocolate, heart-shaped goodies or romantic meals. Well, let me tell you what happens at my house on Valentine’s Day. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I have one of those husbands who likes to on and on about how he doesn’t […]

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Immune-Boosting Smoothies

I can tell winter is here not because it’s cold outside, remember I’m in Southern California. It’s beautiful out there! I can tell it’s winter by the number of colds my family has suffered from. Since Christmas, my family of five has manage to pass colds on to each other back and forth for probably […]

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Barefoot Bloggers: Shrimp Bisque

Barefoot Bloggers: Shrimp Bisque

I suppose that I would be designated a foodie. I love to cook. I can’t buy enough cookbooks. I have a blog about cooking. I also have a website about cooking. But, what is the definition of a foodie? I don’t consider myself a gourmet. I like to prepare REAL meals, with REAL ingredients I […]

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Winter Barbeque, Persian Style: A Night of Kabob

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Winter Barbeque, Persian Style: A Night of Kabob

Family dinners have different meanings for every family. I am half-Iranian, half-American and I married a man who is full Iranian, but very American. Make sense? Our family parties are not small. In most middle-eastern cultures, if you are related as little as a drop of blood, you are considered family. When your husband’s sister […]

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P is for Pancake – The Best Pancakes Ever!

P is for Pancake – The Best Pancakes Ever!

My youngest baby is 4 years old. She attends the preschool at the elementary school where her older brothers also attend. It’s only 3 mornings a week, but my Princess thinks she’s a big girl, going to a big kid’s school. I also have the opportunity to volunteer in her class, twice a month. And […]

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Daring Cooks: Chicken Satay

Daring Cooks: Chicken Satay

I’ve joined another group of cooking bloggers! Am I nuts? This one is The Daring Kitchen. I should have known I was getting myself into the thick of things, just by the title’s name! I joined in October, but was unable to participate those final months of 2009. What was I thinking with the holidays […]

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Ina’s Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Ina’s Indonesian Ginger Chicken

I’m excited for this installment of the Barefoot Bloggers challenge because it’s an easy, delicious family friendly recipe. And if it couldn’t get any sweeter, it’s easy on the wallet, too! If you don’t remember, Barefoot Bloggers are all about the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten, and her terrific recipes. Some of her recipes are […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

It seems that the grocers have woken up this week and have some real good bargains out there for you frugal gourmets. After a few quiet weeks, I know I’m ready to stock up on some edible bargains! Of course, it could be that I’ve been cooped up in the house for 2 weeks with […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Jan. 6 – Jan. 12

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Jan. 6 – Jan. 12

Okay, the holidays are over and Family Spice is ready to get back into finding the best grocery deals for you! If you are like me, you probably have some kidlets at home sick, or maybe you just recovered from a cold during your holidays. How many of you made resolutions for 2010? Planning on […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemon by FamilySpice.com

Paymon’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Well two out of three kids are off to school today! The professor has a fever, so he’s on the couch catching up his favorite dinosaur shows that his brother and sister hate to watch. It’s no fun being sick. Middle Child wanted to stay home and cried for 45 minutes today about missing me […]

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Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

If you haven’t noticed, things have slowed down here in the Family Spice kitchen. After baking hundreds of cookies, bars and sweets for friends and family, I have reached sugar overload. I cooked and baked and cleaned and scrubbed for most of the month of December. And now I have taken a much deserved week […]

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