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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Simple Candied Cranberries + Cranberry Syrup

Simple Candied Cranberries + Cranberry Syrup; a holiday two-fer from foodiewithfamily.com

I love Simple Candied Cranberries + Cranberry Syrup both because they’re BEYOOOOTIFUL and ridiculously tasty. Can you even look at these pretty little cranberries that look like they were left out in the snow and think a little “ooooh!” or “aaaah!” or “I’d really like to eat every single one of those!”? Can you view…

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Cashew Maple Caramel Corn

Cashew Maple Caramel Corn made with or without bourbon from foodiewithfamily.com

I think the key to having a successful food blog is having many friends who like to eat. I can tell when my friends are on a diet because they avoid my company in public. They know as likely as not, I’m going to reach into my bag and pull out some sort of food…

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Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers

Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers {homemade tater tots} foodiewithfamily.com

This post is dedicated to my future niece or nephew who will arrive in July and is currently known as Potato. Many thanks to my brother, Nate, and his wife, Sun Hwa, for making me an auntie again! High on the list of reasons while I will never give up carbs are all things made…

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Gingersnap Cookie Butter

Gingersnap Cookie Butter from foodiewithfamily.com

Ah, the holidays. A time for getting together with long lost and far flung family members, running thither and yon and to Grandma’s house whether via the river and woods or not, and eating your emotions. Sweet, sweet, self medication. There are those times when the line between functioning at a holiday level and locking…

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Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly {the ultimate hostess gift} on Simple French Toast from foodiewithfamily.com

My husband lives, breathes, sleeps, drinks, and eats coffee. I mean REALLY.  We tea drinkers often get a reputation as being high maintenance, but my husband takes the cake with his coffee rules. The guy opts to drive rather than fly on all business trips under 12 hours so he can take HIS coffee and…

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