Boiled Cider (Apple Molasses)

Boiled Cider {Apple Molasses} from

I am a magician. You see that wine bottle? I fit two whole gallons of apple cider into it. Really. Okay, I boiled the cider down until it fit, and I didn’t have to work hard to do it. Yes, it took nearly six hours, but I didn’t stir it and wasn’t even in the…

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Best Easy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Dip

Best Easy Sun Dried Tomato Dip and spread from

I have a flavour BOMB of the very best kind for you today. Best Easy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Dip is one of the most versatile recipes in the kitchen. It makes a ridiculously habit-forming dip, to be sure, but it is like the little black dress of the condiment world, too; it works everywhere!…

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Bold Chipotle Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce

Bold Chipotle Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce from

Even after 18 years of marriage and 17 years of parenting, my husband and I are still a little uncertain about what our role is in celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for each other. We’ve tried everything from the Mama Bear-too-cold approach (resulting in breakfast comprised of carrot sticks, olives, graham crackers, and milk…

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Dill Pickle Dip

Use Dill Pickle Dip as dip or spread on hamburgers or deli sandwiches for pickle lovers in your life.

Excuse me. Have I told you before that I am a serious pickle maniac? I have never met a dill pickle I didn’t love. You know Cookie Monster? I’m Pickle Monster. Salty, vinegary, crunchy P-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ickles! While we’re at it and I’m confessing things, I should probably mention that I’m also devoted to dip. All dip….

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Candied Jalapenos

Sweet, spicy Candied Jalapeno from

This post was originally published on May 23rd, 2010. It remains one of the most popular recipes from Foodie with Family. Try it out and find out why. Candied Jalapeños. Ah. There’s a story here. Once upon a time, my friend Katie casually mentioned eating a sandwich made with Candied Jalapeños. She was singing the…

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Torn Croutons {homemade croutons}

Homemade Torn Croutons from

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

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

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

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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