Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly {the ultimate hostess gift} on Simple French Toast from foodiewithfamily.com

My husband lives, breathes, sleeps, drinks, and eats coffee. I mean REALLY.  We tea drinkers often get a reputation as being high maintenance, but my husband takes the cake with his coffee rules. The guy opts to drive rather than fly on all business trips under 12 hours so he can take HIS coffee and…

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Dulce de Leche Chai Latte {Caramel Chai Latte}

Dulce de Leche Chai Lattes {caramel chai lattes} from foodiewithfamily.com

It took a terrible show of willpower for me not to move this up in the queue to share with you sooner. The only thing that kept me from plunking a Dulce de Leche Chai Latte in the middle of #TurkeyWeek and wrecking the theme was the fact that I know there are people out there…

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Fire Cider: Health Tonic and Homeopathic Remedy

Fire Cider: Delicious Health Tonic and Homeopathic Remedy (and cooking ingredient, to boot!) foodiewithfamily.com

To anyone visiting for the purpose of discussing my use or perceived misuse of the word “homeopathic”: I am using a casual definition of the word supported by google, WebMD, and Merriam Webster: “That is, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same…

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Peppermint Patty Milkshakes

Cool, chocolatey, Peppermint Patty Milkshake from foodiewithfamily.com

Here’s the deal. I’m turning 40 this week. I don’t see this as a thing to hide. I think every single day I’m alive is empirical evidence that I’m okay at this being alive thing and is a reason to brag. I’m here! And to celebrate this week, I’m posting some of my favourite foods…

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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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Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade made with strawberry basil infused vodka from foodiewithfamily.com

Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade is the perfect blend of sweet and tart to wet your whistle on warm summer evenings. Made with Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka, this craft cocktail is made with love. Don’t fret, though, craft cocktail doesn’t mean you have to go to bartending school. Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade makes great cocktails achievable…

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Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka

How to infuse vodka for cocktails, baking, and cooking.

I need to get a little science geeky here for a moment. Did you know there are flavour compounds in food that you absolutely, positively cannot release unless you hit ‘em with alcohol? It’s the truth. There are two reasons for this: Volatility: You know how you can smell whiskey or another strong alcohol right…

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