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Maggie Asfahani Hajj

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Elpasotimes
Spice it up: A treat from the oven beats candy corn any day

By Maggie Asfahani Haaj / Special to the Times Posted: 10/09/2013 12:00:00 AM MDT When my daughter runs up to me as I'm waiting to pay at Cracker Barrel, I know a nefarious plot is afoot. Although I am always charmed by the restaurant's take on comfort foods, I am not a fan of the attached market.

Elpasotimes
Thanksgiving a perfect time to celebrate a family's roots

By Maggie Asfahani Hajj / Special to the Times Posted: 11/13/2013 12:00:00 AM MST Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday. It does not require the celebrants to be any particular race or religion. You don't even have to be American: Canadians celebrate, too, although their festivities are in October.