Pop Rocks Candy Bark

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I’m so ready for Christmas I feel like I might explode. Christmas makes me feel like Tigger, Ricochet Rabbit, Stimpy in Space Madness, fireworks, and Pop Rocks all in one. In fact, I feel so very effervescent about Christmas that I decided to make a candy that was as sparkly and festive as I felt:…

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Gingersnap Cookie Butter

Gingersnap Cookie Butter from foodiewithfamily.com

Ah, the holidays. A time for getting together with long lost and far flung family members, running thither and yon and to Grandma’s house whether via the river and woods or not, and eating your emotions. Sweet, sweet, self medication. There are those times when the line between functioning at a holiday level and locking…

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Easy Salted Caramel Fudge

Easy Salted Caramel Fudge with a hint of bourbon from foodiewithfamily.com

My eldest son turned seventeen and my youngest turned nine yesterday. I find it absolutely incomprehensible that those babies I held in my arms just seventeen and nine years ago are as big as they are and that my eldest (MY BAYBAY) is already old enough to start doing college tours. I’m feeling a little…

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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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