Salted Caramel Bourbon Rice Crispy Treats

Salted Caramel Bourbon Rice Crispy Treats from foodiewithfamily.com

Have you ever sat on the couch and just desperately wanted a sweet treat? I do that from time to time. I don’t buy sweets at the store, though, generally speaking. It’s a combination of motivators that makes it a habit… 1) I look at the prices of sweets -be they cookies, cakes, candies- and…

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Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies from foodiewithfamily.com

Why is it that sometimes the ugliest food tastes the best? It’s almost like the universe is testing you. Will you look past the hideous façade to dig deep into the deliciousness that is hidden under the less-than-lovely surface? It’s the Ugly Duckling writ in food. Such is the case with these cookies. Craggy, brown,…

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Cardamom Pistachio Baklava

Cardamom Pistachio Baklava from foodiewithfamily.com

Of all of the desserts made anywhere in the world, Baklava is far and away my most favourite. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but if you set a tray of lovely little baklava pieces in front of me, you may not want to stand between it and me. I can’t help myself…

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Maple Frozen Custard with Candied Bacon

Creamy Maple Frozen Custard with Candied Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

Ice cream; it’s a forever friend. Day in, day out, year long, and decade after decade. Ice cream remains my go-to when I want a sweet treat. Frozen custard? That’s a mega-treat. Have you ever had it? It’s like ice cream’s super-rich, super-silky cousin. It’s sweet, smooth, and utterly perfect and is most often served…

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Maple Candied Bacon

Easy, homemade Maple Candied Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

Ah, bacon. Is there anything you don’t improve? You’re great in baked goods, soups, stews, adult beverages, cookies, dip, on meatloaf, popcorn, dipped in chocolate, and much, much more. One of my guys’ best-loved ways to eat bacon is candied. In fact, my kids all have t-shirts that say “Bacon is Meat Candy”. Okay, I…

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Fiori di Sicilia Buttercream {orange vanilla butterceam}

Fiori Di Sicilia Buttercream {orange vanilla buttercream} foodiewithfamily.com

It takes a very special frosting to ding my chimes. Being more of a pie person than a cake person, I just don’t get all excited over frosting. This frosting, though? Hubba. Hubba. Silky smooth, lightly orange and vanilla flavoured buttercream is un-flippin’-believable. I’m not going to lie to you… This is probably one of…

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Guava and Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Guava and Cream Cheese Hand Pies from foodiewithfamily #JCPAmbassador #Spon #BlogHer

While attending BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, I attended a workshop taught by my gal, Meseidy of The Noshery, and Carla of The Cuban Brit. The workshop was on cooking traditional Puerto Rican and Cuban foods or putting spins on those cuisines. I walked away from the workshop very full indeed (SAMPLES!!), and…

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Coconut Cream Lime Pops

Just 5 ingredients and a blender are all you need to make these creamy Coconut Cream Lime Pops from foodiewithfamily.com

It’s hot out; ninety degrees in the shade hot is what it is with about eighty percent relative humidity. My boys -who aren’t usually given to running around shirtless- haven’t had a shirt on in days. Well, the sixteen year old has, but that’s because it’s nearly impossible to throw eight hundred bales of hay…

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Mojito Icee {High Octane AND Mocktail Versions}

Mojito Icees {High Octane and Mocktail Versions} from foodiewithfamily.com

“Sheesh, it’s hot.” That Warner Bros. line gets so much play around here this time of year. Instead of melting into a puddle like the Abominable Snowman, how about whipping up these Mojito Icees in either the adult-high octane form (with rum) or the Mocktail (alcohol-free) version? This recipe, another brainchild of my husband, The…

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