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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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

UPDATE: While I have made 7 successful batches, it appears that many folks are running into trouble with this recipe. I recently made an 8th batch and it failed to gel. I will do my best to sit down and trouble shoot this recipe. In the meantime, a failed batch can be thickened and then…

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Marinated Chickpea Salad

Marinated Chickpea Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

We have a lot of serious cooking holiday cooking looming on the horizon, and even though I love it, there are some nights leading up to and following the big events that I just plain don’t feel like cooking. Those nights call for a solid bed of mixed greens, a handful of leftover meat (maybe…

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Korean Inspired Simple Roast Beef

Easy to make, impressive Korean Inspired Simple Roast Beef

Be sure to read to the end of the post to find out all about the great Le Creuset and Certified Angus Beef® Brand giveaway! Raise your hand if you’re on the hunt for a great appetizer for Thanksgiving! Raise your other hand if you want it to be something OTHER than turkey! I know…

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Fruity, Fiery, Smooth Habanero Salsa

Fruity, Fiery, Smooth Habanero Salsa like the Blue Iguana Cantina from foodiewithfamily.com

When I eat spicy food, I want to feel a sweat break out on my forehead. I want it to be an experience. But I also want it to taste good. I’m not one of those chile-heads who wants pain with no payoff. It has to be delicious to be worth it! Last week I…

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Bacon Cheddar Chive Dip

Chips with Bacon Cheddar Chive Dip from foodiewithfamily.com

I like to think of fall as “Snack Food Season”. I’m not a football fan, but I am a fan of finger food and the two seem to go hand in hand. I can’t complain about football because it increases the public demand for my best-beloved snack goodies. I had a hankering for some munchies…

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Maple Candied Bacon

Easy, homemade Maple Candied Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

Ah, bacon. Is there anything you don’t improve? You’re great in baked goods, soups, stews, adult beverages, cookies, dip, on meatloaf, popcorn, dipped in chocolate, and much, much more. One of my guys’ best-loved ways to eat bacon is candied. In fact, my kids all have t-shirts that say “Bacon is Meat Candy”. Okay, I…

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