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Pumpkin Curd with Olive Oil by Familyspice.com

Pumpkin Curd with Olive Oil

No cutesy halloweeny dessert treats this year from me. My house has minimal halloween decorations up, too. My poor kids are frantically figuring out their costumes on their own this year, as I told them I couldn’t help. To say that I am a little distracted is the understatement of the year. My husband made […]

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Sour Cherry Jam (Moraba Albaloo) by FamilySpice.com

Love, Memories and Sour Cherry Jam (Moraba Albaloo)

My husband loves all sour things while I tend to lean toward the sweet side. Something as simple as noon-o panir (bread and feta cheese) is eaten differently by us, too. He prefers to eat noon-o panir with sabzeh (fresh herbs). I prefer it with a dollop of  jam. In fact, I will take a jar of […]

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Blood Orange Curd with White Cake by FamilySpice.com

A Touch of Sweet: Blood Orange Curd

I know what my husband is thinking. His least favorite holiday is just around the corner. Of course, in all honesty, I doubt Valentine’s Day has even crossed his mind. Not that I am throwing the hubby under the bus. We do not really celebrate Valentine’s Day, although last year he surprised me with flowers. […]

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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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Blueberry Jam with Brown Sugar

Blueberry Jam with Brown Sugar

I love jam. Actually, I ADORE jam. I grew up with homemade jam. Every morning, as a kid in Iran, I would make little lavash bites with feta and jam. I continued this morning ritual when we moved to the U.S. using toast, as we could not find lavash, and cream cheese instead of feta. […]

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Valencia Orange Marmalade

Valencia Orange Marmalade

My husband’s side of the family loves sour foods. They adore lemons and add it to everything. I had a hard time adjusting to my in-laws cooking when we first married because I come from a family that loves jams. The first time my husband cooked for me he made his mother’s sour chicken. After […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Coconut-Jam Thumbprint Cookies

25 Days of Cookies: Coconut-Jam Thumbprint Cookies

My cookie adventures have taken me on an interesting windy road for the past few years! From chocolate to vanilla, sandwiched or flat, shaped in balls, rectangles, circles or shapes: Cookies are just the right size to hold in your hand and enjoy bite by bite. My next cookie feature is The Coconut-Jam Thumbprint Cookies. […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiot)

25 Days of Cookies: Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiot)

Okay, I’m now on Day 2 for our 25 Days of Cookies! WOW – 23 more to go! Since today is the first day of Hanukkah, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight a delicious non-cookie-but-equally-worthy: The Sufganiot. Huh? It’s like a baby jelly doughnut! Oh! Although many members of my family are Jewish, […]

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The Daring Cooks & Yummy Peach Jam

The Daring Cooks & Yummy Peach Jam

I love jams. Ever since I was a kid, my breakfast would consist of bread (of any form), cheese (feta or cream cheese) and jam. This is my total-comfort food. I did go through the cereal milk days, especially when I was single and eating standing up in the kitchen… hey, I still do that! […]

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Cinnamon Fig Jam

Cinnamon Fig Jam

My neighbor has this glorious fig tree. It produces more figs than three households can handle. Usually, my husband and kids get ahold of these wonderful fruits before I can do anything with them. But, this week, my man is out of town, and that means I can go to town and work some magic […]

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