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Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars with Ginger Icing

Well, it’s been a valiant battle, but the kids finally got me sick. Whether it’s having a thumb-sucking preschooler in the house or just bad luck, my family of five has been battling cold after cold, croup to strep throat, this whole school year. I finally joined my kids in counting down the final days […]

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Nutrition Made Simple

I am happy to report that Family Spice is a contributor for Foodbuzz’s new health and fitness section, Healthbuzz. So look for great fitness articles from our certified personal trainer, Hengameh, and nutrition articles from our registered dietitian, Apameh. This week, Apameh is focusing on simplifying how to make nutritious meal choices. Many families think […]

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Mud Pie

Kids are funny when it comes to their birthday’s. I do not pride myself to be a professional cake decorator and as the boys are getting bigger, they want to move on from the cutesy cake pans. My young professor turned 9 last month. And for our family birthday party I was looking for inspiration […]

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Shrimp & Crab Louis Salad

Spring fever has hit my house. And I’m not talking about the strep throat that two out of three kids have contracted! I’m talking about that I-don’t-want-to-go-to-school-feeling, or in my case, I-don’t-want-to-cook-feeling! I found myself at the grocery store last week pondering what to do for dinner. I had NO DESIRE to cook. I just […]

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The Family Garden

The weather has turned the corner and the days are getting longer. You find that you and your kids are spending more and more time outside. Yes, Spring is here! And, if your kids are like mine, they are counting the days/weeks ’til summer vacation. My husband and I are always trying to show our […]

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Orange Cake (Gâteau à l’Orange)

A couple weekends ago I found myself in flurry, baking a new dessert every day. There was the Professor’s birthday cake (Mud Pie), cookies we took to school (Moist & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies), a cake for our school’s Spring Fling and a cake to take to a dinner party. And although I pride myself […]

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Coconut-Jam Thumbprint Cookies Revisited

I cannot believe it, but The Professor is sick AGAIN. This time it’s strep throat. Really? This has not been our year, and my young Professor is catching everything, despite my homemade meals, vitamin packed smoothies and TLC. Of course, he bites his nails all the time, so this might be all his fault! Well, […]

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Daring Cooks: Brunswick Stew

I always enjoy trying new things. That’s one of the reasons I joined the The Daring Cooks: to try recipes that I never would have dreamed of trying! And usually, it’s a complicated recipe, that requires skill and a lot of attention. Luckily, this month was easy, delicious and it didn’t hurt the wallet. The […]

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Spinning Tips

Cycling classes and cycling bikes are a fixture at gyms across the globe. Why? Because millions of people have discovered what a powerful, fun, motivating way this is to lose weight, get in shape and feel great. From minor discomforts to great annoyances, cycling, like all physical activities, comes with growing pains. Before dismissing the […]

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Ina Garten’s Raisin & Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Well, it took almost two weeks to solve my technical problems, but I’m happy to report that, I’M BACK! There’s nothing more frustrating than having your perfectly functioning design software throw a temper tantrum. It reminded me of the times when my babies would cry and I being the young, unexperienced mother freaking out to […]

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