Scallion Cilantro Lime Rice

Scallion Cilantro Lime Rice from foodiewithfamily.com Simple side dish that is mind-blowingly delicious!

This is swoon-worthy rice we’re talking about here today, friends. It’s a simple as cooking your favourite rice -be it long-grain, short-grain, white, or brown- as you normally would do. Whether you use my most beloved kitchen friend, the rice cooker, or a heavy-bottomed pan with a tight fitting lid on the stove-top, the next…

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Soothing Lavender Aloe Skin Tonic

Soothing Lavender Aloe Skin Tonic for irritated or sunburned skin! foodiewithfamily.com

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking them, I receive a small commission which in no way effects the price of the product for you. It’s nice when events conspire to inspire you, isn’t it? While in Maine for four days, I had a foot soak and massage at a lovely place…

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JCPenney Surprised Me

JCPenney's we fit you philosophy is carried out in every single department. #JCPAmbassador

Photo credit: Susan Getgood When BlogHer asked if I’d consider being a JCPenney brand ambassador I was a little confused. Why would a company that sold business clothing for women want me as a brand ambassador? BECAUSE I THOUGHT JCPENNEY WAS A LITTLE STODGY. Please note the past tense in that verb ‘thought.’ I’ll get…

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Plantain Chips

Fried Plantain Chips from Foodiewithfamily.com

While I was familiar with plantains and had eaten them several ways before, I had my first plantain chips ever while visiting Miami in May. I have since made up for lost time by FRYING ALL THE PLANTAINS. It’s easy as can be and yields a chip that is sturdy enough to dip just about…

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Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish

Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish from foodiewithfamily.com

When I visited Plano, Texas last month on business, I went out to lunch at the Taco Diner Plano Legacy. I had a taco sampler plate and opted for a combination of Puerco Al Pastor tacos and vegetarian Crispy Fried Avocado tacos. Some of the grilled pineapple from my Al Pastor tacos fell onto my…

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Cheese Tray

How to put together a Cheese Tray for appetizers or a light summer meal. foodiewithfamily.com

Cheese. It wouldn’t be too far a stretch to say I live for it. In fact, I’m spending today on the road driving to Maine to hang out with some of my favourite bloggers and some of the excellent people at Cabot Cheese Cooperative. Cheese plus bread plus fruit plus a little good sausage equals…

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs from foodiewithfamily.com

There are a few things that I know are surefire hits with my menfolk and near the top of that list are grilled things, bacon, and hot dogs.  When I combined them the other night, the result was an evening of my young men promising me all sorts of doing of chores and favours if…

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Party Hummus

Party Hummus- the best hummus ever served just as hummus should be. Hint: not cold. foodiewithfamily.com

What makes Party Hummus so wonderful? I’m going to tell you straight up, it’s the best hummus I’ve ever had and -people?- I’ve eaten my weight in hummus many, many, many times over. It is the silkiest, richest, most indulgent hummus, not only because of the amount of tahini (hint: it’s generous) but also because…

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Garlic and Herb Dipping Oil

Herb and Garlic Dipping Oil for bread #summer

When it’s steamy hot out, I don’t want to spend time in front of the stove unless I have to. And if it’s over 85°F I don’t want to fire up the stove at all. This is our fall-back plan, our fail-safe, our go-to for a fast meal that is still company ready. We make…

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