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Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Usually at this time of year, I am scurrying around the house, spring cleaning and preparing for Norouz and the first day of Spring. This year, I am nowhere near ready for the Persian New Year and I am procrastinating the spring cleaning for NEXT week! I broke out the corned beef early this year, […]

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Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

Think Green! Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

I am so thrilled that March is here! It is quickly becoming my favorite month because it means that winter is behind us, and Spring is around the corner! Our sad San Diego hills are mostly green this time of the year, as we usually have all of rain in the winter months. Flowers are […]

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How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies: Kid Friendly Pasta Primavera

When I see a new mom, I start to remember how naive I was before I had kids. My neighbor and I laugh at our former selves and how we used to judge other moms and their children crying at the supermarket or throwing a tantrum at a restaurant. Now, instead of giving glaring stares, […]

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Pasta with Zucchini, Garlic and Olive Oil

Pasta with Zucchini, Garlic and Olive Oil

“Zucchini” is one of those words that I just can’t spell right the first time. I totally depend on my computer’s spell checker to make sure I am spelling it right. I don’t know what’s so difficult about remembering it. I’ve always thought I’ve been a good speller, but I keep wanting to drop a […]

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Asparagus Pesto with Lemon & Mint

Asparagus Pesto with Lemon & Mint

I find myself doing a lot of volunteering, whether I volunteered myself or simply because no one else would do it. Don’t even mention the stuff my husband volunteers me for! Luckily, my community and my children’s school is filled with wonderful teachers, staff and of course, volunteers. I, personally, like to work in my […]

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Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

It’s officially summer at our house. School ended today. Whew! And it was a whirlwind of a weekend, too. A welcome home party for an American soldier, my boys’ cub scout graduation pot luck… summer fun and summer foods have started off with a bang! My husband is cub master for our boys’ pack, and […]

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Summer Pasta

Summer Pasta

Summer is just around the corner, officially two weeks away. But, you can already see the summer fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store. My garden is slowly progressing. My kids have occupied a lot of free time, so it got a little neglected. I’m hoping that my crop of carrots, beans turnips and […]

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Turkey Tetrazzini and Other Great Turkey Recipes

Thanksgiving was fabulous this year, since I didn’t have to cook and I was able to indulge on all those wonderful Thanksgiving flavors. When I make turkey and the fixings, I always make sure I have plenty of leftovers. I love everything so much that I don’t mind eating three days later! But, I do […]

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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 23 – Sep. 29

Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 23 – Sep. 29

I must admit something to you. Before I started writing this column, I didn’t regularly check my grocery circulars. I bought most of my meats from Costco, one-stop shop and relatively good deals. But, after studying the weekly specials, I managed to convince myself that I CAN get better prices on meats than what I […]

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A Healthier Mac & Cheese

A Healthier Mac & Cheese

With many kids back at school, we are all finding ourselves falling prey to rushed schedules, carpooling to after-school activities and homework fights. How often does dinner get forgotten until 5 o’clock rolls around and you ask yourself, “What ARE we having for dinner?” I admit to doing this myself. Cooking can be a chore, […]

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