Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos

Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos from foodiewithfamily.com #HomemadeTreats

When I posted my Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls a few weeks ago, you probably knew I was going to go here, right? I think I probably telegraphed it. Why in the world would I make SALAD BOWLS with a dialed in homemade Cool Ranch seasoning and not go the full distance and make…

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Slow-Cooker Spicy Bacon Corn Dip

Slow Cooker Spicy Bacon and Corn Dip. foodiewithfamily.com #SlowCooker #Dip #Snacks

You may have noticed that I have a snack fixation.  My recipe index certainly reflects it. I just can’t help myself around snacks. There’s something so profoundly satisfying to me in nibbling the day away. In fact, if I had to choose to give up meals or snacks, I’d TOTALLY keep snacks any day of…

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Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Bites make a great fun dinner, party food, or snac. Foodiewithfamily.com #bacon

This past Friday, my husband’s side of the family gathered at an open house to see off my nephew Ian and wish him well as he left to take a position with the Air Force. I had texted his mom a couple of weeks before and asked whether there was anything I could do or…

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Fish Eye Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Fish Eyes Sweet and Salty Snack Mix #Snacks foodiewithfamily.com

We’re big fans of snack mixes around here. The boys -when they go to the grocery store with me- will point out various things and proclaim them to be ‘good snack mix material’. We don’t buy them because snack mixes at the store are almost invariably horrendously over priced for wee little bags or jars…

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Homemade Garlicky Refried Beans

Garlicky Refried Beans from scratch #HealthyFoods #Recipe

Refried beans are a staple food at our house. I can’t imagine trying to feed five boys without refried beans, to be honest. One person or another is always ‘STARVING!’ and ‘ABOUT TO DIE IF I DON’T EAT!’ or ‘HAS A STOMACH THAT IS A GIANT VOID!’.  You thought drama was reserved for daughters? Oh,…

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Pico de Gallo

Perfet Pico de gallo #Mexicanfood #condiment #fresh

Thor (our mean old rooster) died of natural causes last weekend. Natural causes is not -shockingly- a euphemism for me removing his head. While he was a royal pain and menaced everyone for much of his life, it was sad to see him displaced and picked on by his sons. Animals are mean. I can’t…

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Roasted Sriracha In-Shell Peanuts

Tasty Sriracha Roasted In-Shell Peanuts #snackfood #healthysnacks foodiewithfamily.com

WhaddyaNUTS? It’s a term of endearment around here, used to show how impressed we are with someone’s crazy cool idea, Herculean effort, or seriously terrible pun crafting. It is sometimes preceded by an admiring stare, groan, or “whoaaaaaaa” and is often accompanied by an affectionate noogie or smack on the back. We are a family…

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Giant Garlic Butter Soft Pretzel Rods

Giant Garlic Butter Soft Pretzel Rods foodiewithfamily.com

Soft pretzels. I’ve been known to make a meal of them from time to time. I’m not a snob… I like ‘em all, pretty much; homemade is best, but I’ll still happily munch on airport, mall, or frozen pretzels. There is one, though, that I come back to time and time again and that is…

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White Spinach French Bread Pizzas

White Spinach French Bread Pizza #ComfortFood #Whitepizza foodiewithfamily.com

When my husband goes on business trips, I have an indecent and scandalous fixation on frozen pizzas. My husband likes pizza a lot, but he gets his fill relatively quickly, unlike me. My love for pizza, however, knows no breaking point or season. There is not a point where my thought is, “Meh. I’m bored…

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