Peppermint Mocha or Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Mocha in a Fawn Mug Tail Featured Image

Update: The Pick Giveaway Winner plug-in chose Pamela and Miranda as the winners. Congratulations, ladies! Please respond to the email I just send to you with your mailing addresses and details and I will send it onto our friends at Korin.com! I promised a Peppermint Mocha to end all Peppermint Mochas today and I am…

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Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce

Featured Image Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce on Perrys Mint Tingaling

I’ve spoken before of my deep, deep love for the hot fudge sauce made by my stepmom, Val. Grandma Val’s Hot Fudge Sauce is a staple around the Foodie With Family household. It goes on ice cream, to be sure, but it is also drizzled on cake and stirred into hot milk for fabuloso hot…

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Whiskey Vanilla Extract | Make Ahead Mondays

Whiskey Vanilla Extract Featured Image

  I am obsessed with vanilla extract. Since I started making my own extract several years ago, I haven’t bought vanilla extract (either faux or pure) once. Once you’ve made your own and tasted just how much better it is (and realized just how easy the entire process is) it’s hard -if not impossible- to…

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Dark & Stormy Orchard | Spice Up The Holidays Announcement

Dark and Stormy Orchard Featured Image

It was a Dark & Stormy night in the orchard… No, let’s start again. “You poured your apple cider in my Dark & Stormy.” “No, you poured your Dark & Stormy in my apple cider!” Hmmm. Closer, but not quite right. Let me start at the beginning. I’m in a contest. (Ah, that’s better.) In…

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Slow-Cooker Asian Beef | Make Ahead Mondays

Slow Cooker Asian Beef on Broccoli FEATURED IMAGE

Let me tell you about my friend, Robyn. She’s gorgeous, brilliant, talented, kind, warm-hearted, and has a seriously adorable family. Robyn is good people, people. All that’s impressive enough, right? Well, the woman can cook, too. She posted the most incredible looking Balsamic Roast Beef recipe a few of weeks ago and I about fell…

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Pizza Party Bread

Pizza Party Bread Featured Image

I know all good food bloggers are posting their best Thanksgiving recipes right now. They have that covered. Believe me, I’m thinking of the big show, too, but there are a lot of days between then and now and a lot of days afterward and it can’t be turkey and stuffing all the time. This…

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Bacon Cheeseburger Mini-Meatloaves and Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Featured Image

  Update: The Pick a Giveaway Winner plug-in chose MaryG as the winner. MaryG, congratulations! Please email me with your information so the book can be sent right away. I love cookbooks. I have a lot of cookbooks. As in AH- LAWT of cookbooks. Shelves and shelves and boxes and boxes of cookbooks are mine….

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Zombie Apocalypse Tres Leches Cake | Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

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Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be zombies. Isn’t that how the song goes? Something like that, yes? My eldest baby is just about to turn fifteen. It’s kind of freaking me out a little bit. I hit major freak out territory when I realized -thanks to his observation- that he’ll be old…

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Dirty Chai | Make Ahead Mondays

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Dirty chai sounds kind of wrong, doesn’t it? In a sense, really, it is. It’s the marriage of tea and coffee. …And in another sense, it’s a metaphor for my marriage. I am a tea drinker. My husband is a coffee drinker. In fact, he never voluntarily drank tea until he met me. I lived…

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Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberries Giveaway {Giveaway Closed}

Massive Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Update: The Pick A Giveaway Plugin chose “jessie” and “Caitlyn”… Check your emails, ladies. Congratulations!! I don’t usually do a straight giveaway, but this is fun, people. I just couldn’t say no! The fine folks at Fannie May Berries offered to send me a box of their chocolate covered strawberries. Just tell me, how could…

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