Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu), Homemade Five Spice

Chinese Barbecue Pork {Char Siu} made without food colouring!

Are you familiar with Chinese Barbecue Pork {Char Siu}; that flavourful, luscious, sticky-sweet, bright-red pork served in House Special Soup, fried rice, and on skewers at Chinese restaurants? I have a serious fixation on the stuff. I can’t get enough of it. The problem with satisfying my need for it is twofold: I don’t live…

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I have a thirteen year old son who is a maniac for all things potato. Mashed potatoes, french fries, tater tots, roasted potatoes, he is all in with no hesitation. Without question, though, one of his favourite ways to eat a potato is as loaded baked potato; sour cream, bacon, and cheese. Loaded Baked Potato…

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Vanilla Latte Stracciatella Gelato

Vanilla Latte Straciatella Gelato plus a video tutorial

Vanilla Latte Stracciatella Gelato. It rolls trippingly from the tongue, doesn’t it? I have to be honest. I used the legit Italian word “stracciatella” mainly because it’s significantly more fun to say repeatedly than “chocolate flakes” which is what it really is. Give it a try and really draw it out- Strrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrracciatellllllllaaaaaaaaaaaah. Come on, admit…

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Carne Asada {Grilled Beef for Salads, Tacos, and Burritos}

Carne Asada {Grilled Beef for Salads, Tacos, and Burritos}

I have a fast and fabulous recipe to share with you because -PEOPLE- this is going to be the biggest grilling weekend of the whole year. I’m talking about Carne Asada {Grilled Beef for Salads, Tacos, and Burritos}. This is one of the classic meats (literally and figuratively) of Mexican street tacos. Flavourful, slightly charred…

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Pineapple Mule Cocktail and Mocktail

Refreshing Pineapple Mule Cocktail and Mocktail to please

I love all things pineapple. It’s a flavour that screams summer to me. There’s something slightly exotic about pineapple that really perks up every food and drink it graces. It’s that perfect balance of sweetness and acidity that knocks my socks off every time. It’s a natural when it comes to mixology, of course, making…

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Bold Chipotle Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce

Bold Chipotle Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce from foodiewithfamily.com

Even after 18 years of marriage and 17 years of parenting, my husband and I are still a little uncertain about what our role is in celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for each other. We’ve tried everything from the Mama Bear-too-cold approach (resulting in breakfast comprised of carrot sticks, olives, graham crackers, and milk…

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Rhubarb Cheesecake Pie

Rhubarb Cheesecake Pie for #DairyMOOnth #sponsored

Disclosure: I am proud to present this recipe in partnership with the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council. The recipe and opinions remain my own. Rhubarb Cheesecake Pie is a marvel of a dessert. It manages to marry my twin dessert obsessions -fruit pie and cheesecake- in one perfectly creamy, delightfully tart, easy-on-the-eyes package. Rhubarb…

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