Bunny Bread

Bunny Bread for your Easter or Spring party buffets

Let us observe the Easter Bunny in his natural habitat… See how relaxed he is in the vegetable patch? The serene  -if vacant- look on his face?  He is surrounded by his favored nourishment; cucumbers, peas, carrots and his own entrails. Wait. His own entrails? How can this be? The Easter Bunny’s tummy has been…

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Garlic Roasted Olives

Garlic Roasted Olives with lemon, thyme, feta, and peppers from foodiewithfamily.com

If you’re an olive lover, you are in luck today, my friends. I have for you the ne plus ultra of olive dishes: Garlic Roasted Olives. That’s right… we’re talking about a pan full of gorgeous, colourful olives roasted with garlic, paper thin slices of lemon and jalapeño pepper, fresh thyme, salty little capers, tiny…

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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza


Owing in large part to the fact that I just plain love my husband, and that after 18 years dwelling in it with neither of us going stark raving mad, I’m a big fan of the institution of marriage. In so many ways, we are very much opposite. I break out into a cold sweat…

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Dill Pickle Dip

Use Dill Pickle Dip as dip or spread on hamburgers or deli sandwiches for pickle lovers in your life. foodiewithfamily.com

Excuse me. Have I told you before that I am a serious pickle maniac? I have never met a dill pickle I didn’t love. You know Cookie Monster? I’m Pickle Monster. Salty, vinegary, crunchy P-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ickles! While we’re at it and I’m confessing things, I should probably mention that I’m also devoted to dip. All dip….

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Persian Herb Frittata {Kookoo Sabzi}

Plain yogurt garnishing Persian Herb Frittata a.k.a. Kookoo Sabzi from foodiewithfamily.com

Someone recently pointed out to me that I describe a lot of foods as my ‘favourite’. I realized immediately that they were completely right. I had a micro existential crisis. Did this mean that I was fickle? That I really didn’t love any food? Upon reflection about 30 seconds later, I felt better. I concluded…

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Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake

Tender buttermilk biscuits on maple brown sugar bacon caramel with pecans from foodiewithfamily.com

There are some foods that you have to promise yourself you won’t make often because they are so good, so rich, so indulgent, and so tantalizing that you would be in major trouble if you ate them with any frequency. Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake is one of those recipes. Because it is high maple sugaring…

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Candied Jalapenos

Sweet, spicy Candied Jalapeno from foodiewithfamily.com

This post was originally published on May 23rd, 2010. It remains one of the most popular recipes from Foodie with Family. Try it out and find out why. Candied Jalapeños. Ah. There’s a story here. Once upon a time, my friend Katie casually mentioned eating a sandwich made with Candied Jalapeños. She was singing the…

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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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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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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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