A Pretty Pink Tea Party

A Pretty Pink Tea Party

My daughter recently turned 4. It was a very emotional day for me, you see, since she is the youngest of my three kids, and the only girl. I remember when I was pregnant and I hadn’t found out yet if she was a boy or a girl. Everyone asked me, “Don’t you want a […]

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Pumpkin Buns

Pumpkin Buns

I’m torn between missing summer and enjoying the flavors of fall! What is a girl to do? My grocer seems confused, too, since we have apples, pears, pumpkins, peaches??? Strawberries??? Raspberries?? All these fruits are still available in my local grocery store and the summer fruits still taste great. But this isn’t the case in […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

Neither rain, a small cold, or my 4-year old’s birthday party can keep me away from delivering this week’s grocery deals. Of course, they all can make me a little late, and for that, I apologize… again. Life with three small kids can certainly throw hurdles your way, and my family is no different! This […]

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Apple Surprise!

Apple Surprise!

I’m a big fan of desserts, can’t you tell? What’s not to love? Cakes, cookies, tarts, muffins and bars – yum! Which one to choose? Which one to make? I usually make cakes for big parties and special occasions. Cookies and bars are great for school and little hands. Tarts and pies are fabulous with […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 30 – Oct. 6

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 30 – Oct. 6

As I am looking over this week’s grocery deals, I must say, I am not that excited. Nothing really jumps out and makes me run to the store to stock up and save. Granted, Albertson’s has raspberries for 99¢/ea Thursday-Sunday. I admit to be excited about THAT! Ralphs/Kroger has Gala and Red Delicious apples for […]

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Gingered Rhubarb Shortcake

Gingered Rhubarb Shortcake

While most foodies and blogs are getting ready for fall with great fall flavors like apples, pears and pumpkin, I’m holding onto summer for as long as I can!! Maybe it’s because I live in San Diego and we’ve had ANOTHER warm and beautiful day in conjunction with the availability of inexpensive summer fruits, like […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 23 – Sep. 29

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 23 – Sep. 29

I must admit something to you. Before I started writing this column, I didn’t regularly check my grocery circulars. I bought most of my meats from Costco, one-stop shop and relatively good deals. But, after studying the weekly specials, I managed to convince myself that I CAN get better prices on meats than what I […]

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Back-To-School Lunches

Back-To-School Lunches

By now, everyone is back to school. And if you are like most families, you are never ready for the morning rush. Between brushing teeth and picking out clothes, there’s the shout, “Finish you breakfast!” and “Did you pack your homework?” Sometime during this buzz, you also have to consider what to pack for your […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 16 – Sep. 22

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 16 – Sep. 22

Before I give you a glance at the grocery deals this week, I wanted to apologize for not posting a grocery update LAST week. It seems the friendly Post Office has become unreliable in delivering my grocery flyers and I have turned to looking everything up on the internet! Between that and a sick kid, […]

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Football Eats: Desserts!

Football Eats: Desserts!

Although football season is officially here, Sunday is the big game day. And if you are planning on watching the games most of the day or just your favorite team, Family Spice is offering up some great eats to go along with football fanaticism. Today we are focusing on the sweeter things in life: desserts. […]

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Football Eats: Chips-N-Dip

Football Eats: Chips-N-Dip

We continue our salute to football season and football eats. And what goes better with football than a nice bag of chips and a great dip? Tired or the store-bought ranch dip or salsa? These crowd pleasers are easy to prepare and go great with chips, pita crisps, veggies or anything else you want to […]

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