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Sangria Artichoke with Garlic Butter

Aaaah… my artichoke love affair continues! Steam them, grill them or roast them, even canned and pickled, I love artichokes. Some may argue it’s all about the dipping sauce. It’s like a chip that needs a dip. But sometimes a really good artichoke only needs a bit of salt & drizzle of lemon juice. Frieda’s […]

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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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Hummus Love: Artichoke, Balsamic, Garlic, Pumpkin & Sun-Dried Tomato

Hummus Love: Artichoke, Balsamic, Garlic, Pumpkin & Sun-Dried Tomato

I suppose I should be flattered. My husband likes to spring dinner guests on me last minute. If I’m lucky, I get 36 hours notice. I suppose he has seen me pull it off before effortlessly. Of course, he’s usually at work and doesn’t see me frantically running around the house cleaning up and cooking […]

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Munchies To Ring In The New Year

Munchies To Ring In The New Year

Well, we survived Christmas this year. I didn’t think we would, with all the house projects going on. Although we had the tree up and some decorations, it didn’t quite feel like Christmas. We had tons of rain in San Diego and hubby was busy fixing up my kitchen and never hung up any lights […]

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Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm

Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm

If I had to choose my favorite type of meal, you’d be surprised to hear that dessert is not my top pic. It’s appetizers. I love snacking on food, bite-sized treats that let you fill up, little by little, on an assortment of foods and flavors. I especially love dips, cheesy-gooey dips. We’ve all variations […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 16 – Sep. 22

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 16 – Sep. 22

Before I give you a glance at the grocery deals this week, I wanted to apologize for not posting a grocery update LAST week. It seems the friendly Post Office has become unreliable in delivering my grocery flyers and I have turned to looking everything up on the internet! Between that and a sick kid, […]

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Football Eats: Chips-N-Dip

Football Eats: Chips-N-Dip

We continue our salute to football season and football eats. And what goes better with football than a nice bag of chips and a great dip? Tired or the store-bought ranch dip or salsa? These crowd pleasers are easy to prepare and go great with chips, pita crisps, veggies or anything else you want to […]

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Cheap eats you can make at home!

Cheap eats you can make at home!

With everyone penny pinching, people are finding more economical ways to feed their families. More people are also finding that cooking a home-made meal is not only the more nutritious route to follow, but a cheaper one as well (unless you scored some free eats at a restaurant!). They key is to stock up on […]

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Garlic Lovers Hummus

Garlic Lovers Hummus

When you come from a rather large extended family and you marry into another large extended family, you tend to have a lot of family parties. Now, my hubby is Iranian and I am a half-breed (aka half-Iranian) so our family parties are rather big, occur often and are full of food! It is the […]

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Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast

Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast

Did I mention that I love summer?! Since the days are longer, I’m finding every excuse to grill outside. And one of my favorite cuts of meat is the pork tenderloin. I buy the giant 8lb tenderloin from costco and cut it in thirds and freeze them individually. When you are feeding a family of […]

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