Creamy Bacon Gorgonzola Gnocchi


My kids friends are good sports. They follow my weirdo rules (no Minecraft or Wii before three p.m. unless there are extenuating circumstances like broken bones or cruddy life events, no drinks in the den, don’t chase the dog, and -most importantly- love is the final rule.) Yeah. Like I said, they’re good sports. They…

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Historic Foodways Symposium: Saturday, March 31, 2012


My friends. Drop everything you’re doing and join me tomorrow at the Historic Foodways Symposium co-presented by Deborah Peterson and the Genesee Country Village and Museum. If you have never been to the Genesee Country Village and Museum, you’re in for a treat. Re-enactors breathe life into history in one of the largest living history…

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Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes


I have the privilege of being able to make the cake for the upcoming wedding of my brother and his wonderful fiancée this summer. Besides being excited to be such a big part of their day, I’m thrilled that I’ll be occupied in making sure the cake is just-so and therefore will hopefully not be…

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Pasties and Beef Gravy | Make Ahead Monday


Way back in 2008, one of the first recipes I ran on Foodie With Family was for my beloved pasties. (Pronounced PAH-steez, not PAY-steez, thankyouverymuch!) Today’s Make Ahead Monday recipe is a feature of those absolutely wonderful meat pies along with a (tada!) printable recipe and another for *gasp* beef gravy. Read on for why…

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Nutmeg Banana Chips


Back in October of last year, we made the sixteen hour drive through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and way up north into the tippy top of the lower peninsula of Michigan over The Big Mac and into the Upper Peninsula to see my dad and stepmom. We stocked up for the road trip with the usual suspects:…

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Make Ahead Mondays Highlight | Cincinnati Chili


For this week’s Make Ahead Monday, I want to feature a recipe from the  Foodie With Family archives; Cincinnati Chili.  This is one of my favourite items to stock in the freezer. Cincinnati Chili is a meat lover’s dream. Served up in the intended way (see the original post for all of the various ways…

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Simple Garlicky Green Bean Stir Fry


Let’s review the rules of Tasty Penance. I give you a highly caloric or nutritionally suspect recipe that is irresistible (par example: this.) I feel guilty. I offer a recipe that is nutritionally sound and legitimately good for you that also tastes irresistible. I’m off the hook and feel free to give you more naughty…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Whippy Dips


  Before we go one step further, I’m going to need you all to raise your right hand, put your left hand on the Bible and repeat after me: I solemly promise not to hold Rebecca responsible for the calories I am about to consume when I make this recipe, because I WILL make this…

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Green Orange Julius Smoothie


This has been one seriously weird weather winter. From a green, warm Christmas to a rainy, snow-free February, I’ve been sitting around tapping my foot waiting for the weather to turn frightful. Tap tap tap. Nuttin’. While my husband and sons have been running around outside singing rapturously about the weather and twirling with their…

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