Big Batch Crisp Topping and Any Fruit Crisps | Make Ahead Mondays

Desserts are the big to-do. The thing over which you slave for hours or -in some cases- even days and present with a flourish to ooooohs and aaaahs. I’m as guilty of that as the next food-obsessed gal, from time to time. But really? Desserts are supposed to be a relaxing thing. Grab a spoon [Read On]

Chunky Monkey Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

  Happy Friday, everyone! I have such a treat for you today! We are a granola family. I’ve been making homemade granola for years upon years. My second born son has a real thing for it; he doesn’t like breakfast cereal, but he adores granola. I try to keep it on hand for him at [Read On]

Waffle Iron Hash Browns and Chorizo Hash

I absolutely, unequivocally, unabashedly, whole-heartedly, borderline-medicably love potatoes in just about every form they can possibly be served; Mashed, fried, baked, smashed, roasted, grilled, and most especially in grated hash brown form. Oh hash browns, you are so magical. The crunch to soft ratio is so perfect on you. Every bite is a beautiful thing. [Read On]

Whole Cherry Clafoutis (Cherry Custard Tart) | Classic French Dessert

Plrb. That’s the genteel version of ptooey. Which is what you’re inevitably going to have to do if you eat a clafoutis whilst in France. This brings me, rather quickly, to two very important points. Clafoutis -for the benefit of those who haven’t yet had it- is seriously good stuff. It’s a warm or room [Read On]

Tocino (Filipino Cured Pork) | Make Ahead Mondays

UPDATE: The National Pork Board has generously extended the deadline for The Foodbank donation partnership with you all because you’ve been asking such great questions! In other words, every question you leave for pork producers in the comments on this post, the Foodie With Family facebook page, or on Twitter with the hashtag #sustainablepork will [Read On]

Butterscotch and Milky Way Tapioca Pudding | Amish Recipe

I’ve told you about my friends, Ada and Anna, in the Maple Sandwich Cookies post. What I haven’t told you about these ladies is that we are constitutionally incapable of having a conversation without it somehow turning to food and lots of it.  We talk about every kind of food we can think of, but [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops and Homemade Magic Shell | Make Ahead Mondays

  Well, hello Summer Vacation. That snuck up on us quickly, didn’t it? (My kids would argue that it’s taken forever to get here. Ah, youth.) The boys have already thrown themselves headlong into the summer rhythm of fishing, biking, climbing trees, catching snakes, dabbling toes in brooks and lakes, snacking, and swinging in hammocks. [Read On]

Fudgesicle Frosty and Homemade Fudgesicles (Fruit or Agave Sweetened)

I’ve been on a bit of a blender bender lately. After getting a gorgeous, shiny, powerful new workhorse of a blender, can you blame me? I am a regular troll on blender recipe sites and found one that sang out, “MAKE ME!” on the recipe portion of the Blendtec website. Fudgesicle Frosty? Sign me up. [Read On]