Cinnamon Toast Cake

Buttery, tender, indulgent Cinnamon Toast Cake from foodiewithfamily.com

Cinnamon Toast Cake. It’s a thing, and it is glorious. Introduced to me by my sweet friend Mary, these Cinnamon Toast Cake bars have become a staple in our snack food arsenal. And by staple, I mean I’ve made them 5 times in the past 3 weeks. Please don’t calculate how much butter that means…

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Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza

Get your snack on with Snacky Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza from foodiewithfamily.com

Maybe Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza is a throw back. It’s hard to say. Can it be a throw back if you’ve been eating it constantly since you learned of it’s existence? Does Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza qualify as retro if you’ve been consistently improving it over the years as you ate it? I…

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Slow-Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork

Simple Slow Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork on Foodiewithfamily.com

Meat. It’s what my kids want to hear when they ask “What’s for dinner?” Any time the work “pork” appears in the answer, the cheers are even louder. For instance, when I said I was making Slow-Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork, the kitchen erupted in cheers, and they weren’t me cheering for myself. They adore…

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Restaurant Style Chipotle Salsa {5 Minute Recipe}

You can have fresh Restaurant Style Chipotle Salsa in 5 minutes flat from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m a total sucker for salsa. While I’ll throw back just about any salsa I encounter, my favourites are the ones that are restaurant style: in other words, they’re more of a pureed dipping consistency than a chunky conglomeration of vegetables in juice. I have a wonderful home canned smoky chipotle salsa here, but sometimes…

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Baked Cheesy Chicken and Bean Taquitos

Baked Cheesy Chicken and Bean Taquitos from foodiewithfamily.com

You may have noticed that I do a lot of what might be considered “Dude Food”. While it would be really easy to say, “Oh yes, that’s because I have a husband and five sons…” and look like a delicate little flower who eats nothing but carrot sticks and hummus. Don’t get me wrong, I…

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No-Knead Cinnamon English Muffin Bread

No-Knead Cinnamon English Muffin Bread from foodiewithfamily.com

It’s been years and years that I’ve been making English Muffin Bread for my boys. It’s so ridiculously easy to make I can  make it -and have practically made it- in my sleep. The boys never grow tired of the craggy, full-of-melted-butter-receptacles, perfect-for-toasting bread that requires neither kneading nor major bread making mojo. It’s the…

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Homemade Cough Drops {lemongrass + ginger}

Homemade Cough Drops {lozenges} with lemongrass + ginger from foodiewithfamily.com

“‘Tis the season to be raspy, cough cough cough cough cough HACK cough cough cough.” Sore throats and flus and colds abound. There are all sorts of remedies on the market, and we like the promise of feeling better when we feel crummy, but I’m a little wary of pouring all sorts of meds down…

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Tex Mex Mash

Tex Mex Mash: smashed pinto beans, seasoned browned ground beef, and crispy bacon simmered in a garlicky, chipotle tomato sauce from foodiewithfamily.com

Why is it that sometimes the least attractive food tastes the best? I have a friend who is a transplant from Texas living in my cold, windy, snow-buried corner of Western New York. She braves it without complaint. Well, without more complaints than the rest of us who can be fairly crabby about the whole…

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Pretzel Bagels

Homemade Pretzel Bagels from foodiewithfamily.com

…And in a move that should surprise NO ONE who read yesterday’s Spreadable Ranch Cream Cheese post, I present to you: PRETZEL BAGELS! I’m the Queen of Predictability following up a cream cheese recipe with a homemade bagel one, I suppose, but these Pretzel Bagels are just WAY too good for me to hang onto…

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Spreadable Ranch Cream Cheese

Ranch flavoured cream cheese that is spreadable straight from the refrigerator from foodiewithfamily.com

Given my affinity for snacking, the truth is that my entire life falls under the category of snack season, but still… SNACK SEASON IS UPON US! Time to bust out your best for the big game day or movie marathons or after school/midday snacks. The recipe I’m sharing today is a chameleon. Oh sure, it’s…

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