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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Torn Croutons {homemade croutons}

Homemade Torn Croutons from foodiewithfamily.com

I get excited about croutons. I know. I’m a weirdo. It’s just that I’ve been obsessed with the crunchy little bits of deliciousness since as early in my youth as I can remember. My mom served a salad at nearly every meal, and croutons were a pretty standard fixture at our table. Crunch upon crunch…

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Everything Soft Pretzels

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Did you know February is National Snack Food Month? Its true.  And did you know that I am the (self-proclaimed) Queen of Snacks? It is in veritas.* *Wanton use of Latin proves either my royalty or the fact that I’m a homeschooling mom. I think this calls for a serious application of my snack food…

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Honey Sriracha Glazed Chicken Bites

Simple Honey Sriracha Glaze Chicken Bites

There’s a pretty good chance that the recipe I’m sharing today is my kids new favourite party food: Honey Sriracha Glazed Chicken Bites. They are every bit as delicious as they look. On top of just plain looking pretty, they beyond easy to throw together and don’t require anything more exotic than ingredients I can…

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Supreme Pizza Party Bread

Supreme Pizza Party Bread from foodiewithfamily.com

As a parent, I’m well acquainted with having to let my kids down on occasion. I tell myself it’s for noble reasons when I have to cancel plans due to snow storms, icy road conditions, keeping a sick kid home so we don’t share the proverbial wealth with the community; the average stuff that any…

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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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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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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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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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