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Happy Holidays: Win an iPad Mini and More!

December is here and what a year 2013 has been. I have been blessed with so many wonderful people in my life and I am so very thankful for their love and support. From farm tours to ebooks and now seeing my olive oil book become published, I am forever grateful for you, my readers […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Pomegranate Tequila

As I confessed last week, I am not ready for the holidays. Here I am one week later, even more NOT ready for the holidays. Having three kids home for two days with a stomach virus kinda does that to you. Plus, who the heck wants my annual baked goody baskets knowing that they were […]

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How to Cook with Saffron and a HUGE Saffron Giveaway!

Have you ever cooked with saffron? Most of us would answer, no. I remember when I was single, working in Miami and wanting to make some basmati rice with saffron. I didn’t have any saffron in my pitiful bachelorette kitchen, so I went to the Whole Foods Market next to my place to buy some. […]

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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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Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes for Any Meal!

What? A post about Thanksgiving side dishes AFTER Thanksgiving is over?! Well, to be honest, I couldn’t get my act together to post this BEFORE Thanksgiving. I have published some of these recipes in the past WAY BACK when I first started blogging. So, as you can imagine, the pictures were truly AWFUL! I refused […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts in a Jar: Quince Jam

Homemade Holiday Gifts in a Jar & $100 Giveaway

Since November is here, I think I can officially think about what the heck I’m going to give to friends and family for the holidays. If you are more organized than me, you might have all of your gifts figured out! One of my favorite gifts I give every year to friends, neighbors, teachers or […]

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DailyBuzz Moms 9×9: Deck The Doors!

My kids tell me that Christmas is five days away. They know this because our little Santa countdown tells us so. Each day the three kids take turns changing the cubes to one less day. They’ve been pretty considerate when it’s not their turn and remind the responsible sibling to not forget their designated chore. […]

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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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Orange & Sage Spatchcocked Turkey

We’ve got two weeks ’til Christmas and I’ve barely made a dent in my holiday shopping. I’ve done a lot online, but I think my main problem is that there’s nothing out there I really want to buy. Take the kids, for example. The boys have a ton of Legos – why do we need […]

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Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Pomegranate Vodka

How do you shop for gifts? Are you a mall shopper? An onine shopper? Do you prefer boutiques to national chains? Maybe you are a crafter, an artist or a builder? Me? I prefer homemade gifts, to give out and to receive. But not everyone has a sweet tooth or wants a box of cookies […]

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