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Grape Upside-Down Cake with Balsamic Vinegar by FamilySpice.com

Fall in Love with Grapes with a Grape Upside-Down Cake with Balsamic Vinegar

As the days shorten and the weather cools, I am soaking in everything that I love about fall. And since San Diego doesn’t instill fall-like images of trees laden with coats of red and gold leaves, I look for fall in the produce aisle! There’s one fruit I enjoy cooking with that you may not associate with autumn: […]

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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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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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How to Bake with Olive Oil by FamilySpice.com

How to Bake with Olive Oil

I love baking with butter. I love the smell, flavor and texture butter gives to cakes, cookies and pies. But, the fat and calories can scare even a healthy, skinny person away. I have spent the past year, baking with extra-virgin olive oil. I’ve used olive oil in just about every possible baked treat with […]

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Caramel Apple Bundt Cake by FamilySpice.com

Autumn Flavors: Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

  We are anxiously awaiting for fall weather to hit San Diego – not that we are in a rush, as we only recently experienced summer weather. But, I suppose I’m in the Autumn Mood, since I have seen pumpkins and Halloween crap decorations in the stores since July! Pinterest is full of pumpkin recipes, halloween […]

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Persian Baklava Cake

Holiday Sweets: Persian Baklava Cake with Almonds and Rosewater

Despite my protests, it appears that the holidays are coming as scheduled. Christmas is still December 25th. The kids’ break from school will still begin December 21st. And so on, and so forth. Every year, my goal is to have my holiday cards mailed out by the first week of December. And every year, the […]

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Red, White and Blue Cake with Berries, Coconut and Rum by FamilySpice.com

Red, White and Blue Cake with Berries, Coconut and Rum

Like Memorial Day, the real meaning behind the 4th of July sometimes gets forgotten. Independence Day is a national holiday here in the U.S., and when it falls on a Friday or Monday, we make our plans for the long holiday weekend. This year, it falls flat in the middle of the week, Wednesday. And […]

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A White Rose Cake for the DailyBuzz Moms 9×9

I have often shared with you how I could live forever in a garden filled with flowers. Despite my allergies towards these often breath-taking beauties, I absolutely adore flowers. When I got married, my bouquet was simple: an elegant bunch of purple calle lilies, my favorite bud. Since then, I’ve added hydrangeas, camelias and my […]

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Saffron & Raisin Pound Cake and a Giveaway!

As I have mentioned time and time again on my blog, I do not consider myself a baker. I do not have the training or second sense when it comes to baking. Nor, do I have the patience to meticulously decorate my baked creations. I gravitate towards simpler desserts, where a primary ingredient gets all […]

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Silky Vanilla Pastry Cream with Sponge Cake

I love to cook. Isn’t that obvious? I have a cooking blog, so therefore I love to cook, right? This means I have an overabundance of cooking magazines in my house, recipe clippings I’ve snuck out of magazines from doctor offices and a vast collection of cookbooks to turn to. And then there are my […]

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