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Chocolate S'mores Smoothie by FamilySpice.com

Chocolate S’mores Smoothie to Kick Off Summer

Most of the time, what I find in the produce aisle inspires me in the kitchen. And with summer here, inspiration can be found everywhere. My favorite season, hands down, is summer. I love the warm weather, the laid back schedule and all of the fun summer foods my family and I enjoy during these […]

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Chocolate Egg Nog - tastes like Bailey's Irish Cream! from FamilySpice.com

Bottoms Up with Chocolate Egg Nog

How did it become December already?! By the time my head stops spinning and I put out my Christmas decorations, I know it will already be 2014! My husband is asking when we should go get our tree and I am asking for a few more weeks, that I know does not exist. So am […]

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Hatch Chile Chocolate Chip Cookies by FamilySpice.com

Feel the Heat: Hatch Chile Chocolate Chip Cookies

Those of us on the west coast and southwest US are pretty fanatical about our chiles. I grew up in Houston, attended the University of Arizona and lived in Florida and now California. I was always exposed to spicy food, but never really cared for it. It was only recently that I decided to shed […]

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Skinny Whole Wheat Chocolate Almond Banana Bread

I have always loved banana bread. When I was a student at the University of Arizona, every morning I would cut through the cafeteria and grab a slice to eat on my way to my morning class. Any baked goods with my morning tea is the right way to start the day, in my book. […]

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Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream

Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream for #SundaySupper #CookforJulia

In honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday this August 15th, my #SundaySupper group is celebrating with PBS Food to honor this cooking legend with her amazing recipes. I have always been intimidated by French cooking until I made my first Beef Bourguignon. I quickly realized that this amazing meal was basically a beef stew. It […]

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Summer Inspiration: S’Mores on a Stick!

Today is the last day of school for my kids. Well, considering it only lasts for about 3 hours, I wouldn’t call the last DAY… It will be filled with parties, laughter and excitement for the fun times ahead. I’m looking forward to a laid back schedule, pool days and sand between my toes. But, […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

April is here and my kids are home for Spring Break. No road trips this time as we are still recovering from a road trip last February and a camping trip this past weekend with the cub scouts. The rain is gone and it looks like a glorious week ahead, with sunny weather and blue […]

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Pomegranate Fudge by FamilySpice.com

Meeting My Nemesis & Pomegranate Fudge

This week I have been frantically getting some much needed holiday shopping done. One of my favorite spots to get a quick and healthy lunch is Rubio’s. For non-Californians, Rubio’s offers fresh Mexican food inspired by Baja California, that strip of Mexico you see dangling in the ocean. No Rubio’s isn’t paying me to write […]

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A Healthier Snack:No-Bake Crispy Rice Bars with Pistachios & Honey

A Healthier Snack:No-Bake Crispy Rice Bars with Pistachios & Honey

It’s hard for me to eat healthy from October through December. Besides Halloween, October for us is filled with too many birthday parties for family and friends. Then you’ve got Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukah and parties galore. This past week alone, two of my kids had multi-cultural feasts at school. The third kid has theirs […]

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Nutella & Berry Pie with Pretzel Crust by FamilySpice.com

Love, Loss and a Nutella Pie

Earlier this month was my husband’s birthday. We kept the celebration small and informal, the way he likes it. We save the big, fun parties for the kids’ birthdays. His favorite dessert is tiramisu. I’ve made it several times for him. Haven’t posted the recipe yet. But, it’s his favorite. I didn’t make it this […]

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