Purple Cow Smoothies

It is simply gorgeous outside here today.  And for that reason, I will not be long winded here.  (And there was much rejoicing…)  My kids are standing on the porch, pressing their faces against the window asking me when I’ll be out.  They’re also waiting for their smoothies so I have to make like a bird [Read On]

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

May I talk to you for a moment about cake?  I have a love/hate thing going with cake.  When I was a kid I disliked cake.  My poor mother.  I asked for a pie every year for my birthday and my Mom has what borders on piecrust making phobia.  I was a selfish little child. After much contemplating [Read On]

Bacon Toffee

Did you see the Maple Bacon Cake over on Thursday Night Smackdown?  Michelle, the proprietress of TNS, is a true lover of the bacon and made ample use of bacon toffee on her cake.  I’ve been meaning to make a sweet bacon dish for about a year.  A few months ago sweet bacon recipes started [Read On]

Chocolate Truffle Tarts

Were you paying attention when I suggested having some of extra tart shells on hand in the Individual Grapefruit Tart post this week?  This is why I said that…    With five minutes of hands-on time I turned out these phenomenal Chocolate Truffle Tarts.  To make these you simply fill fully baked tart shells with a [Read On]

Individual Grapefruit Tarts

I was making my usual rounds in the food blogging world when I popped in over at the Smitten Kitchen.  She was making whole lemon tarts and I was, in a word, smitten.  I’ve always had a real thing for lemon bars, and for tarts of any kind, and combining the two?  Well, shut my [Read On]

Will you be mine?

Valentine’s Day is next weekend already.  That means it is time to brush off your baking skills and turn out some sweet goodies.  Whichever way your sweetheart’s sweet tooth leans, we have you covered with the recipes for Foodie With Family’s sweetest dessert recipes…    For the chocolate or vanilla lover in your life: For the non-chocolate [Read On]

Velvety Chocolate and Vanilla Custards (Pots de Crème) and a tutorial.

Pots de crème, a.k.a. baked individual custards, are one of my favorite foods in the entire world.  Just knowing that I have a few little ramekins of this heavenly custard waiting for me in the fridge helps me handle anything the day, or a child, throws my way.  The Evil Genius gets almost weepy when he knows I’m [Read On]

Power Juicy Jigglers

My kids ate so many sweets over the holidays that I really thought maybe they’d be tired out on them. No way, Jose! Not even close. So back into the file I keep on (relatively) healthy snacks. I suppose everyone has their own idea of what constitutes healthy eating, so just for the record let [Read On]