Fire Roasted Red Peppers Preserved in Olive Oil | Make Ahead Mondays

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I hope you’re having a relaxed and happy Labor Day. I’m almost giddy with excitement. I took… Wait for it… I took a nap. I’m serious. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal to you, but I have to tell you that between one thing and another, I didn’t nap (excluding illnesses) for almost…

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Grilled Summer Salad

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  There are few things I like better on a hot day than a cold salad. If it happens to be one that I was able to whip up when the day was still cool or -better yet- the day before, I’m even happier. When that salad takes advantage of the best parts of summer…

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Waffle Iron Hash Browns and Chorizo Hash

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I absolutely, unequivocally, unabashedly, whole-heartedly, borderline-medicably love potatoes in just about every form they can possibly be served; Mashed, fried, baked, smashed, roasted, grilled, and most especially in grated hash brown form. Oh hash browns, you are so magical. The crunch to soft ratio is so perfect on you. Every bite is a beautiful thing….

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Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice and Creole Seasoning | Make Ahead Mondays

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I’m going to go ahead and say right now that I have absolutely zero idea how authentically “Cajun” today’s recipe is, having never actually been to the great state of Louisana. All I know is that it is very possibly one of the tastiest things to come out of my kitchen in recent weeks. There…

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Whole Cherry Clafoutis (Cherry Custard Tart) | Classic French Dessert

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Plrb. That’s the genteel version of ptooey. Which is what you’re inevitably going to have to do if you eat a clafoutis whilst in France. This brings me, rather quickly, to two very important points. Clafoutis -for the benefit of those who haven’t yet had it- is seriously good stuff. It’s a warm or room…

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Corn and Black Bean Salsa

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  I’m a Fritos kind of gal. It’s hard to go wrong with a salty, deep-fried corn chip, but there’s just something special about Fritos. I’ve loved them as long as I can remember. When I was younger, there was more than one time I polished off a whole bag of Fritos in one sitting….

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Tocino (Filipino Cured Pork) | Make Ahead Mondays

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UPDATE: The National Pork Board has generously extended the deadline for The Foodbank donation partnership with you all because you’ve been asking such great questions! In other words, every question you leave for pork producers in the comments on this post, the Foodie With Family facebook page, or on Twitter with the hashtag #sustainablepork will…

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Fabulous Homemade Ranch Dressing

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This one’s for my friend, Peg. Peg bakes magnificent bread and sells it at our farmers’ market in Angelica, New York. Peg pointed a baguette at me last Saturday and said, “Rebecca. You need to do Ranch dressing. Soon.”  When someone brandishes bread at me, I listen. It didn’t hurt that Peg was doing a…

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(Classic) Slow-Cooker Cuban Pork | Make Ahead Mondays Highlight

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  Back in March of 2009, this blogging novice posted a recipe that remains one of the most popular ever here on Foodie With Family. And let me tell you, it deserves every bit of its popularity. Slow-Cooked Cuban Pork is one of those crazy recipes that somehow manages to be dead simple, insanely inexpensive,…

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One Ingredient Mango (or Banana) Ice Cream

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Around a decade ago, my stepmom, Val,  and my dad gave us a seriously burly juicer as a gift. For those of you well-versed in juicers, I’ll name drop for a second here; it’s a Champion. That thing is jet-engine powerful. And I used that jet engine to make juice. Lots of juice. Juice is…

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