Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce

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I’ve spoken before of my deep, deep love for the hot fudge sauce made by my stepmom, Val. Grandma Val’s Hot Fudge Sauce is a staple around the Foodie With Family household. It goes on ice cream, to be sure, but it is also drizzled on cake and stirred into hot milk for fabuloso hot…

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Chocolate Nutter Butter Cake

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For years I had that thin, “shatterproof” tableware because I thought it was easier to care for, cheaper, and whatnot. Over the years, I realized -with the help of my built in high stress advanced material test laboratory that I call my five sons- that those things weren’t shatterproof. Or break proof. Or even remotely…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

I’m not sure where the time went, but my fourth born just turned nine a couple of weeks ago. I’m a little freaked out by it, honestly. Seemingly overnight, he went from a teensy little bundle of squirmy boy to this: WHAT?!? Are you kidding me? This little guy -or big guy, I should say-…

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Pumpkin Cake with Maple Frosting and Apple Cider Caramel

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Fall. Autumn. It’s just around the corner. As in, it’s four days away. Could you pardon me for a moment? (FALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALL YAY! WAHOO! WHOOPWHOOPWHOOP! Zippity hippity hoppity doo dah! YEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!AU-TUMN! Uh huh, uh huh, uh huhuhhuhuhhuh. Happy DANCE! ) Um, thank you. I kind of needed to get that out of my system. I wait…

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White Russian Milkshake

White Russian Milkshake

When I was in Oregon a few weeks ago, my friends were shocked- SHOCKED, I say- to find out I had never had a margarita in my life. They remedied that pretty quickly, let me tell you… Everyone wanted to know why I hadn’t had one before. The truth is, I’m picky. I’m not a…

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Brownie Cake with Nutella Peanut Butter Frosting

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Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Salty sweet. Despite the prevalence of desserts here on Foodie With Family, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I think that is why I’m so picky about my desserts. When I DO want a sweet, I don’t want just any sweet. I want the best….

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Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

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  Last week was a beautiful, fantastic whirlwind. My house was filled with out-of-town family members who had converged to celebrate the wedding of my baby brother, Luke, to the woman of our, er, his dreams, Elvi. Luke is a poet and I do not mean that esoterically. He’s an actual poet. He’s finishing up…

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