Refrigerator Pickled Salad (Bread and Butter Style) | Make Ahead Mondays

  I have this friend, Meseidy, who has a fabulous blog; The Noshery. Meseidy can do it all. She is a chef, a decorator, a great conversationalist and an extremely talented folder of sheets. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP66IMO_fJ0[/youtube] I am not kidding you when I tell you that I never successfully folded a fitted sheet before Meseidy taught [Read On]

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

  I’m a Fritos kind of gal. It’s hard to go wrong with a salty, deep-fried corn chip, but there’s just something special about Fritos. I’ve loved them as long as I can remember. When I was younger, there was more than one time I polished off a whole bag of Fritos in one sitting. [Read On]

Fabulous Homemade Ranch Dressing

This one’s for my friend, Peg. Peg bakes magnificent bread and sells it at our farmers’ market in Angelica, New York. Peg pointed a baguette at me last Saturday and said, “Rebecca. You need to do Ranch dressing. Soon.”  When someone brandishes bread at me, I listen. It didn’t hurt that Peg was doing a [Read On]

Root Beer Syrup | Make Ahead Mondays

I am a fizzy drinks gal. My usual preference is for plain or flavoured (but not sweetened seltzer) but I have a deep and abiding love for two kinds of soda: ginger ale and root beer. I love the warm, spicy flavours of both of those. What I don’t adore, however, is the insane amount [Read On]

Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Pickled Carrots | Make Ahead Mondays

I harbour no illusions about my family’s eating habits. I know some of them are weird. Take, for example, the fact that when my sons were turning 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2, respectively, we served onigiri at their collective birthday party. Not weird in Japan, admittedly, but we weren’t in Japan. We were in [Read On]

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

I am a collector of herbs and spices. I like to have a little bit of everything just in case I need a little bit of anything. I have just about every herb and spice on hand that you could possibly want. (And a few extras: anyone need za’atar or nigella? Anyone?) One thing I [Read On]

Honey Chipotle Oyster Crackers | Make Ahead Mondays

For today’s Make Ahead Monday I wanted to go in a not-freezer direction.  You know I love my freezer full of goodies, but there are certain staples I make ahead of time that have nothing to do with the chill chest. They’re too good not to share and so? I shall share! I specifically wanted [Read On]

Pasties and Beef Gravy | Make Ahead Monday

Way back in 2008, one of the first recipes I ran on Foodie With Family was for my beloved pasties. (Pronounced PAH-steez, not PAY-steez, thankyouverymuch!) Today’s Make Ahead Monday recipe is a feature of those absolutely wonderful meat pies along with a (tada!) printable recipe and another for *gasp* beef gravy. Read on for why [Read On]