Holiday Drinks {apple cider + burnt orange cocktail}

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I enjoyed my entire Carnival Cruise, but one of the most memorable moments on the ship was when we got to take a Mixology class at The Alchemy Bar on board. Our intrepid teacher, Iona, led us through several of her signature artisan cocktails. At the risk of sounding like a pyro, my favourite part…

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Hair Vitamins

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of low-maintenance, high-yield beauty products. I don’t want to nor do I have time to fuss, but I still want to look good. I think most folks would be of like mind to some extent. Here’s the tricky bit, though. When it comes to marketing pitches, I…

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Easy Salted Caramel Fudge

Easy Salted Caramel Fudge with a hint of bourbon from foodiewithfamily.com

My eldest son turned seventeen and my youngest turned nine yesterday. I find it absolutely incomprehensible that those babies I held in my arms just seventeen and nine years ago are as big as they are and that my eldest (MY BAYBAY) is already old enough to start doing college tours. I’m feeling a little…

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The Day I Flashed the Whole Town

The Day I Flashed the Town of Hornell by foodiewithfamily.com

I’d like to show you how much clothing I usually like to wear. I’m not kidding. I like to be pretty well covered up. I don’t mind form fitting clothing, but I don’t want to flash a bunch of skin. Call it a combination of modesty and a mortal dread of sunburn. Okay, it’s mostly…

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Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

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THIS DISH, friends. This one right here. Oh my word. This is the best friend of busy, cash-strapped moms in the cold weather months. I’m talking about Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes that are roasted in the skin until they’re super soft and caramelized in their own jackets, split open, and topped with leftover Slow Cooker…

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

30 minute Chickpea Tikka Masala- hearty, simple, pocketbook friendly, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food that just happens to be meat, dairy, and gluten free from foodiewithfamily.com

Have you ever surprised yourself with how much you ended up liking something? I did just that this past week with Chickpea Tikka Masala. I was putting together a meal for a friend who had gotten smacked upside the head by life that week, and the friend is vegan. It was cold, cold, COLD in…

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Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly {the ultimate hostess gift} on Simple French Toast from foodiewithfamily.com

My husband lives, breathes, sleeps, drinks, and eats coffee. I mean REALLY.  We tea drinkers often get a reputation as being high maintenance, but my husband takes the cake with his coffee rules. The guy opts to drive rather than fly on all business trips under 12 hours so he can take HIS coffee and…

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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Easy, Perfect Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls from foodiewithfamily.com #JCPAmbassador #BH #ad

My family most often gathered around my Grandma and Grandpa’s table for Thanksgiving. Grandma’s table was never fancy looking and never had a swank tablescape. To the best of my recollection, I don’t even think any of the dishes matched. We all dressed comfortably and most definitely casually. Here’s the thing, though. NO ONE who…

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Natural Sleep Remedies

Combat insomnia with Natural Sleep Remedies from foodiewithfamily.com

Insomnia is my forever friend. Since as early in my life as I can remember, I’ve fought it with varying degrees of success.  It’s a family thing, too… My dad has always dealt with insomnia. If you have it, I’m sure what I’m about to say is going to sound familiar. You run yourself ragged…

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Marinated Chickpea Salad

Marinated Chickpea Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

We have a lot of serious cooking holiday cooking looming on the horizon, and even though I love it, there are some nights leading up to and following the big events that I just plain don’t feel like cooking. Those nights call for a solid bed of mixed greens, a handful of leftover meat (maybe…

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