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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Spicy Chocolate Coconut Clusters

Spicy Chocolate Coconut Clusters; dark chocolate, toasted coconut, sea salt, and a wee bit of fire from foodiewithfamily.com

My baby sister loves me. I know this for a multitude of reasons (like the fact that she tells me so) not the least of which is how she brought me homemade treats when she and her boyfriend visited me near Christmas AND a plate to use for photographing food. She’s good, people. She’s very…

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Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings from foodiewithfamily.com

Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings are my streamlined version of this recipe,  making We just finished up our birthday season around here. Fitting five kids’ birthday feasts in to a span of 86 days that also includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s is not for the weak of heart or constitution. Boy-oh-boy do we…

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Easy Bleu Cheese Dip or Dressing

Easy Bleu Cheese Dip or Dressing from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m going to leave aside the question of whether or not you’re a fan of bleu cheese, because I figure if you are, you’ll read this through to the end. My question for you today is whether you spell it ‘bleu’ or ‘blue’ cheese. Clearly, I’ve given away MY answer already, and I don’t mind…

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Slow-Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Dip with Corn + Bacon

Slow-Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Dip with Corn and bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

You’re probably familiar with the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day so I’ll spare the cultural lesson. Being married to a man born well south of the Mason Dixon and being the granddaughter of two very southern grandparents, black-eyed peas are part of my family’s heritage and I don’t mean the…

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