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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Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus for dipping and sandwich spread from foodiewithfamily.com

I would love to tell you that I’m a shopper with iron willpower. I would further love to say that I toil over a grocery list and never stray from it; that not a single item makes it into my cart that isn’t on the list. But that would be a big, fat, hairy lie….

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Mint Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream {30 Minute Recipe}

Mint Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream 30 minute version with no cooking from foodiewithfamily.com

My to-do list is longer than my arm and that is saying something because I have ape arms. Even my admittedly excellent procrastination skills are insufficient to find ways to avoid my list lately because SPRING is coming. With the thaw comes the mad rush to finish off every single thing about the school year…

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Portuguese Style Baked Eggs

Portuguese Style Baked Eggs. Spicy tomato and red pepper sauce, three cheeses, fresh herbs from foodiewithfamily.com

I’ve mentioned a time or two before that breakfast and I are not always on speaking terms. I’m not the “spring out of bed ready to take on the world and solve math equations” kind of person. It takes all I have to make a cup of tea and try to drink it without dribbling…

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15 Minute Korean Style Beef

15 Minute Korean Style Beef. Slightly spicy and somewhat sweet, with a taste reminiscent of bulgogi from foodiewithfamily.com

Raise your hand if you need a go-to dish that delivers major taste-bud tingling, pleases everyone in the house, is easy on the wallet, and is done in about 15 minutes from start to finish? Yeah. I’m seeing a lot of hands. It’s kind of universal, isn’t it? Enter 15 Minute Korean Style Beef, stage…

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Jerk Bacon

Jerk seasoned bacon for topping salads and sandwiches or soups from foodiewithfamily.com

On the first Carnival Cruise I took (The Carnival Sunshine), I glommed onto one of the brunch offerings like it was my life’s blood; Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad. That was *my* brunch item. There was something so utterly perfect about the spicy, crispy, savoury bacon combined with the classic punch of Caesar salad. I had…

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Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad

Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad hard boiled eggs Parmesan from foodiewithfamily.com

When I brought you the Torn Croutons earlier this week, I teased you with a glimpse of my current favourite salad; Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. This is the ultimate entrée salad for this time of year. Salmon makes it Lenten friendly, waist-line friendly, clock-friendly and wallet friendly. Blackening the salmon gives it a little extra…

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Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans

Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans by foodiewithfamily.com

Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans aren’t going to win any beauty contests. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans have the dual advantage of residing firmly in the “WOW! I can’t believe how easy this is” and in the “Oh my word. I can’t stop eating these”…

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