Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza

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Owing in large part to the fact that I just plain love my husband, and that after 18 years dwelling in it with neither of us going stark raving mad, I’m a big fan of the institution of marriage. In so many ways, we are very much opposite. I break out into a cold sweat…

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Dill Pickle Dip

Use Dill Pickle Dip as dip or spread on hamburgers or deli sandwiches for pickle lovers in your life. foodiewithfamily.com

Excuse me. Have I told you before that I am a serious pickle maniac? I have never met a dill pickle I didn’t love. You know Cookie Monster? I’m Pickle Monster. Salty, vinegary, crunchy P-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ickles! While we’re at it and I’m confessing things, I should probably mention that I’m also devoted to dip. All dip….

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Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Beef full of sun dried tomatoes, wine, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes, olives, and capers from foodiewithfamily.com

I have a culinary wheelhouse. When in doubt, I almost always fall back to something Asian inspired with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and a hint of heat or something Tex Mex or Mexican related with garlic, beans, meat, and -in all likelihood- a metric ton of cheese. And people, I’m happy like that… But every…

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Persian Herb Frittata {Kookoo Sabzi}

Plain yogurt garnishing Persian Herb Frittata a.k.a. Kookoo Sabzi from foodiewithfamily.com

Someone recently pointed out to me that I describe a lot of foods as my ‘favourite’. I realized immediately that they were completely right. I had a micro existential crisis. Did this mean that I was fickle? That I really didn’t love any food? Upon reflection about 30 seconds later, I felt better. I concluded…

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Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake

Tender buttermilk biscuits on maple brown sugar bacon caramel with pecans from foodiewithfamily.com

There are some foods that you have to promise yourself you won’t make often because they are so good, so rich, so indulgent, and so tantalizing that you would be in major trouble if you ate them with any frequency. Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake is one of those recipes. Because it is high maple sugaring…

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Candied Jalapenos

Sweet, spicy Candied Jalapeno from foodiewithfamily.com

This post was originally published on May 23rd, 2010. It remains one of the most popular recipes from Foodie with Family. Try it out and find out why. Candied Jalapeños. Ah. There’s a story here. Once upon a time, my friend Katie casually mentioned eating a sandwich made with Candied Jalapeños. She was singing the…

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Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad

Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

Me + Salad = lifelong preoccupation. This is not news. My salad fixation has been well documented here on Foodie with Family. (Every one of those words is linked to a different salad recipe here and that’s just scratching the surface… Obsessed much? Why yes.) I just love the textures and crunch and dressing and,…

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Ada and Anna’s Maple Sandwich Cookies

Amish Maple Sandwich Cookies or Whoopie Pies from foodiewithfamily.com

Ada and Anna are my secret weapons. They are an Amish mother and daughter who I am so glad to have as friends. They live just up the road from us with Ada’s husband (Anna’s father), Henry. Those three have to be some of the most fun-loving, joyful people I’ve ever met. Ada’s my ace…

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Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon Bites

Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon Bites from foodiewithfamily.com

Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon Bite are happy food for me. Little nuggets of salmon, seared, then tossed in a sticky sweet and hot sauce redolent with garlic and fresh ginger that clings to the bites of tender salmon. It’s hard for me to overestimate just how much my family loves them. When my kids smell…

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Taco Soup

Taco Soup in a slow-cooker or on the stove-top from foodiewithfamily.com

The church we attended when all five of our kids were born had a charming habit of providing two weeks of meals for families with new babies. I cherished the food I received after the births of my children. You could say they were like manna from heaven. This family-favorite, Taco Soup, was one of…

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