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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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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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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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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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Chinese Recipes to Help Ring in the Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23rd, is the Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Dragon, the Professor’s favorite mythical creature. One of my culinary goals for this year is venture out more in Asian cooking. I love to eat the food, but I don’t often cook it. I find it a bit intimidating, actually. One […]

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The Joys of Saffron and a Holiday Giveaway For You!

The Joys of Saffron and a Holiday Giveaway For You!

Saffron. This exotic spice evokes images and scents of far and exotic places. Outdoor markets, or bazaars, filled with dates, nuts and tea leaves. It’s deep red threads yields a gorgeous and rich yellow color when soaked in hot water, making it a wonderful natural dye. But, it also carries a distinct aroma that reminds […]

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Halloween Cupcake: Skeleton Cupcakes by FamilySpice.com

More Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

This post is fast becoming a tradition here on my blog. Every year I scour the internet for ideas and then decorate some Halloween themed cupcakes. My first post, Halloween Cupcake Decorating 101, is one of my most visited posts so check it out, too. Remember, I’m not a dessert blog or an expert cake […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies & A Giveaway!

I don’t host too many giveaways. It’s not that I don’t love you. I sincerely haven’t had the time to work on them! Plus, a lot of the products and promotions that fill up my email box are not all items I believe in. I am very particular with who I endorse or support. For […]

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The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s July! Are you melting out there??? San Diego is finally warming up (not complaining) and that means the kids are all over the beach, the pool, popsicles, ice cream and other frozen treats that will keep them cool. And a hot, sweaty, naggy kid is something we all want to avoid! Last month, I […]

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Double Chocolate Chunk Mashmallow Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Mashmallow Cookies

My kids are interesting creatures. When I ban the tv & video games and tell them to play with their toys, I get blank stares and proclamations of boredom. When I tell them to clean their room, they play with their toys. When I tell them to play together, they fight. And when I tell […]

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