Seasoned Snack Crackers (Amish Recipe) Make Ahead Mondays

When we moved into Amish country a few years ago, one of the things that surprised me the most was how, well, normal the Amish folks were that I met. I’m not sure what exactly I expected, but I think I fancied there’d be a little olde English* thrown around here and there; maybe thees [Read On]

Strawberry Wineade

I should begin by saying that serious wine snobs should probably look away. Quickly. I’ll give you a second or two. Are they gone now? Okay, it’s about to get all kinds of classy in here. And by classy, I mean serving wine in jars mixed with juice. Yeah, baby. That kind of classy. I [Read On]

Cheddar and Chive Crash Hot Potatoes

There are things that are worth leaving alone because they’re so good and then there are things that are so good that they demand you mess with them. Take, for example, crash hot potatoes. In their original form, they are boiled potatoes that are squashed, drizzled with olive oil and hit with a handful of [Read On]

“Barbecue” Grilled Spare Ribs

There are some things that are meant to be eaten delicately; minute bites, dab the mouth gently, use flatware, and such. This is -most emphatically- not one of those dishes. Tear into it with your hands and teeth. Get sauce all over your chin and halfway up your cheeks. Ribs demand pride-free commitment to the [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice and Creole Seasoning | Make Ahead Mondays

I’m going to go ahead and say right now that I have absolutely zero idea how authentically “Cajun” today’s recipe is, having never actually been to the great state of Louisana. All I know is that it is very possibly one of the tastiest things to come out of my kitchen in recent weeks. There [Read On]

Whole Cherry Clafoutis (Cherry Custard Tart) | Classic French Dessert

Plrb. That’s the genteel version of ptooey. Which is what you’re inevitably going to have to do if you eat a clafoutis whilst in France. This brings me, rather quickly, to two very important points. Clafoutis -for the benefit of those who haven’t yet had it- is seriously good stuff. It’s a warm or room [Read On]

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

  I’m a Fritos kind of gal. It’s hard to go wrong with a salty, deep-fried corn chip, but there’s just something special about Fritos. I’ve loved them as long as I can remember. When I was younger, there was more than one time I polished off a whole bag of Fritos in one sitting. [Read On]

Tocino (Filipino Cured Pork) | Make Ahead Mondays

UPDATE: The National Pork Board has generously extended the deadline for The Foodbank donation partnership with you all because you’ve been asking such great questions! In other words, every question you leave for pork producers in the comments on this post, the Foodie With Family facebook page, or on Twitter with the hashtag #sustainablepork will [Read On]