Torn Croutons {homemade croutons}

Homemade Torn Croutons from foodiewithfamily.com

I get excited about croutons. I know. I’m a weirdo. It’s just that I’ve been obsessed with the crunchy little bits of deliciousness since as early in my youth as I can remember. My mom served a salad at nearly every meal, and croutons were a pretty standard fixture at our table. Crunch upon crunch…

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Thick Caesar Dressing {Caesar Mayonnaise}

Homemade Thick Caesar Dressing like mayonnaise. Great dressing or dip.

You know I have a ‘thing’ for salad, right? I may have mentioned it once or twice or fifty billion times. I pink puffy heart salad. While my ‘every day salad’ is dressed with a simple olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper, I love a composed classic salad with great dressing from time to time….

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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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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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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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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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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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