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Idaho Potato Harvest Tour 2014 #IdahoHarvest by FamilySpice.com

Idaho Potato Harvest Tour 2014 #IdahoHarvest

When my kids were little, it was important for me to teach them that the food we eat doesn’t miraculously show up at the grocery store. My husband and I tore up a patch of grass and started a garden. It’s a modest garden, which has been ignored and neglected in that past year as the California […]

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Vegetable Latkes

Vegetable Latkes and a Giveaway

Who would have thought that my 12-year old Professor would eat vegetables. This is the boy who wanted plain noodles and bland food when he was old enough to express an opinion. Now he eats broccoli, brussels sprouts and <gasp> tomato soup! It goes to show that you should never give up introducing veggies to […]

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Mayo-Free Cider Vinegar Potato Salad

We are a scout family. I have two boys and my eldest right now is spending this week frolicking happily at Emerald Bay, the Boy Scout camp at Catalina Island (off the California Coast, West of Los Angeles). Middle Child is a Webelo in Cub Scouts, and my Princess is a Brownie in Girl Scouts. […]

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How to Make Persian Basmati Rice with Saffron for #SundaySupper

Today’s theme for our Sunday Supper is comfort foods. For many this could be soup or a stew. The word “comfort” brings images of a warm hug, or a blanket to wrap yourself up in as the months start to cool. In our house, our go-to comfort food is basmati rice served with saffron. It […]

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Welcome to the New Family Spice & Chunky New England Clam Chowder

I have waited a long, LOOOONG time to write this post! WOOT! WOOT! I am super excited to introduce ya’ll to the NEW Family Spice website! YAY! It’s more than a cosmetic change, too. I won’t bore you with the gastly details, but thanks to my dear friend Karin (a.k.a. the Data Base Queen) and […]

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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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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes by FamilySpice.com

Easy Tips On How To Have An Unprocessed, Delicious & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

With all of the indulgences and sweets out there tempting you this time of you, we all seem to give ourselves the “okay” to binge during the Thanksgiving meal. But, if you look at the traditional American feast created for Thanksgiving, it’s enough to make a foodie’s hair fall out. Boxed stuffing. Instant mashed potatoes. […]

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Persian Fingerling Potato Quiche with Chives (Kookoo-yeh Sib-Zamini)

Persian Fingerling Potato Quiche with Chives (Kookoo-yeh Sib-Zamini)

I do not pride myself of being a connoisseur of Persian foods. My mother cooked the stews we loved when we were growing up, but we didn’t branch out and try the other wonderful Persian dishes. Typically, we’d try new things when we went to visit my mom’s side of the family in California or […]

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The Daring Cooks: Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon & Thyme

The Daring Cooks: Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon & Thyme

Growing up, my brother and I drove my mom crazy at the dinner table. We were opposites, you see. For the holidays, I liked turkey, my brother liked ham. I hated ham, still do today. Too salty. But, my mom thought we did this on purpose. She still (to this day) makes both ham and […]

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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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