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Garden Veggie Dip Mediterraneanized

Yes, I like football. No, I’m not a fanatic. Yes, I like watching the big game. No, I could care less about the Super Bowl commercials. What?! Yeah, I know. So many people say they watch the game because of the commercials. But I was in advertising. I am sick of ads and commercials. I […]

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Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Usually at this time of year, I am scurrying around the house, spring cleaning and preparing for Norouz and the first day of Spring. This year, I am nowhere near ready for the Persian New Year and I am procrastinating the spring cleaning for NEXT week! I broke out the corned beef early this year, […]

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The California Grilled Cheese with Avocado

Cheese. I’ve been in love with cheese all my life. When I was a wee tot, living in Iran, every morning I ate my lavash (flat bread), feta and jam. This was all the cheese I knew. Things changed when we came to the U.S. and moved to Texas. I became one of many elementary […]

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Marital Bliss Found in an Avocado

The following is a typical scenario at our house, and did actually occur just last week: Thursday night, hubby asks me after dinner: “What are you making for breakfast when my buddy M comes over to make that pomegranate wine?” My response, “Huh? What time is he coming over?” Hubby responds, “The whole family is […]

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The Easiest White Queso – Ever!

I love Superbowl parties. I mean, what other time is it okay to sit around the tv, holler and drink and eat junk food with your friends for hours? I know, it’s not the healthiest of activities, but it’s the Superbowl, people!!! Even if your team didn’t make it to the championship (our sad, pathetic […]

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Resolutions with Pears and Camembert

This is not your normal new year’s resolutions post, especially after all the warm-fuzzy feelings and good-tidings-to-man just a short week ago. I have found myself at the end of 2011, feeling worn out. It’s not just because of the usual holiday parties, shopping and gift giving and cooking. It’s more than just being a […]

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Quinoa: The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish by Family Spice

Quinoa: The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish

If you haven’t noticed, I am on a quinoa-kick. I discovered this wonderful non-grain a few years back, but I didn’t really know how too cook with it or what to do with it. And so, the internet search began. It only took a few recipes for quinoa to receive my love and adoration. I’ve […]

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Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese by FamilySpice.com

Pumpkin Comfort Food: Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

It’s not quite October yet, but the pumpkin recipes are already starting to make their way around the web! And not to be left out, I have a slew of pumpkin recipes that I’ve made in the past and some new ones in the works, too. I thought I’d start off with one recipe that’s […]

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Tomato and Brie Tart by FamilySpice.com

Being Professional and a Tomato and Brie Tart

What does it mean to be a blogger? Does it make a difference if you are a “professional” blogger? Does that word really make a difference? Most of us women in the blogosphere are labeled “Mommy Bloggers.” As if this label is something bad, sloppy or dare I say, UN-professional? I suppose the level of […]

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Are YOU Party Ready?

Are YOU Party Ready?

Summer is practically at our door step and for most of us, that means grilling season, picnics, vacation time and parties. And with the warm weather, you can take the party outside. But are you party ready? Can you put a shin-dig together on the fly? How much time do you need to prep for […]

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