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Do You Know What’s In Your Olive Oil?

Hi everyone! I am back from my month of obscurity. I would love to report that I spent the time on a tropical island or in a 5-star resort or hitting the ski slopes. Nor was I climbing Mt. Everest or hiking through Europe. Unfortunately, no wild vacation for me. I spent the month in […]

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Join Me at the Sharp Women’s Health Conference {Giveaway}

  Things change when you have kids. And I’m not just talking about the physical transformation a woman’s body goes through after giving birth to multiple children. Your priorities shift, too, which may seem obvious when I say it, but at the time, you don’t really think about it until it happens. Over time I […]

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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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How to Edit Your Pictures to Look Professional on Your iPhone

My husband thinks I already have a problem with my iPhone. In my defense, I’m certainly not on it all the time like other people I know! I don’t play games or on social media all the time. But, I do like to take pictures. I have an old iPhone 4 and I have been […]

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Eat, Write, Retreat: Let’s Get Networking!

When I started food blogging 5 years ago, I really wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. It was a creative venue for me, something fun, that evolved into something I hope will help me support my family financially. Most of what I have learned came from Google searches, hours and hours of Google […]

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Cooking Basics eCookbook Bundle of the Week

As you all know, I wrote and photographed an eBook with my friend, Mary/California Greek Girl. You can read the whole story behind Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil here. When you self-publish, all of the burden and responsibilities rest on your own shoulders, the creating, the editing, the publishing and the marketing. And with three […]

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New Ebook: Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil {Giveaway}

I am stoked and thrilled to be writing this post. After months of no sleep, hard work, no sleep and endless days behind the computer, I am ready to share with the world my latest project. I had a great opportunity presented to me, and instead of thinking rationally, I took the bull by the […]

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Tutorial: Adjusting White Balance in Photographs

Before I talk about adjusting white balance, I want to apologize. I have been “missing” from the blog these past few months. I certainly have not been able to post as regularly as I usually do. And yet, I’ve been working on the blog incessantly all of this time! I hope to reveal my behind-the-scenes […]

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Food Photography Tips on a Budget

It’s hard to believe that I have been blogging here for over FOUR YEARS. I started this as a hobby, it grew into a creative channel for me, and now I have opportunities to make it into a business. The evolution I have made is nothing new in the blogging world. So many of us […]

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Nutrition Unmasked and a Giveaway!

Of all the subjects you learn in school, there are many practical things that weren’t taught when I was in school. Balancing a checkbook, living on a budget and understanding good nutrition. As I watch my kids go through school, I see some changes in the curriculum, but I find that my husband and I […]

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