Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka

How to infuse vodka for cocktails, baking, and cooking.

I need to get a little science geeky here for a moment. Did you know there are flavour compounds in food that you absolutely, positively cannot release unless you hit ‘em with alcohol? It’s the truth. There are two reasons for this: Volatility: You know how you can smell whiskey or another strong alcohol right…

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Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Strawberry Freezer Jam with Balsamic and Thyme from foodiewithfamily.com #FV2Table #FarmvilleCookbook #ad

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call…

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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions on Baked Ranch Fish Tacos

Quick Pickled Red Onions are a staple in my kitchen. They make their way into sandwiches and pasta, onto salads, and onto antipasto or charcuterie plates, and are used as garnish for their flavour, to be sure, but for their gorgeous hot pink colour as well! Simply put, I do not go more than a…

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Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Sun Dried Tomato Spread is the a quick and healthy way to punch up any sandwich but is also great on crackers and in dip. Foodiewithfamily.com

Sun Dried Tomato Spread is a vibrant red, garlic and herb packed, quick and healthy way to add a taste of summer to sandwiches, dips, crackers, pastas, and more. Whip up a batch of Sun Dried Tomato Spread today and explore the possibilities! I saw my blogging compatriots ‘In Sock Monkey Slippers‘ and ‘Farmgirl’s Dabbles‘…

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

Make your own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix for dressings and dips. No MSG. foodiewithfamily.com

When I shared my Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos recipe two weeks ago, I suggested using homemade dry ranch dressing mix in the seasoning. I then received several kind but confused emails from readers asking just where on  FWF they could find this recipe. Um, oops? I hadn’t published it yet. Today, I make it right…

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Maple Garlic Pepper Rub

Maple Garlic Pepper Rub for Chicken and Pork #spicerubs

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of judging a Cooking with Maple Syrup contest at the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY. The winning entry was a maple glazed chicken recipe that I’ll share at a future date. Today, though is all about one of the ingredients in the recipe….

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Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing from foodiewithfamily.com #Lemon #Garlic #Oregano #OliveOil

You should know that I am incapable of resisting a salad.  This is almost entirely due to my dear, sweet mother’s BIG GREEN SALAD habit. I know a lot of women blanch at the thought of becoming their mother, but this is not a concern for me. My mom is a saint. She’s a nurse…

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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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