Homemade Gyro Meat and Gyros

You know when you get stuck thinking about a certain food and that’s all you can think about eating? For example, take gyros. I drove to the city and went out for lunch at a Mediterranean eatery with my mom, one of my sisters, and my sister-in-law a couple weeks ago. I ordered a lamb [Read On]

Applesauce Pouches {Homemade GoGo Squeez or Fruit Crushers}

Does anyone else have kids who fell head-over-heels for those little GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce on the Go or Fruit Crusher pouches? I know it’s  not necessarily a bad thing, given that they’re full of healthy applesauce. The trouble is that they’re REALLY STINKIN’ EXPENSIVE even when purchased in bulk through Amazon. And I have five [Read On]

Whipped Fruit Ice Pops

I am happy to be part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemakers team. This post is part of my continuing commitment to bring family friendly recipes to you that are made from things you’re likely to have in your pantry at most times.  Do any of you remember the Jell-O Pudding Pops from the 80s? I [Read On]

Thai Red Curry Shrimp with Coconut Rice (How to Freeze Rice) | Make Ahead Mondays

    My husband doesn’t like curry. …Or at least he SAYS he doesn’t  like curry. He claims it makes him belchy. (Since when did that deter him, I ask…) This is one of my eternal frustrations because I do like it. A lot. It goes both ways.  My husband adores angel hair pasta cooked [Read On]

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Butter and Mexican Grilled Corn | Make Ahead Mondays

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Oregon to join a fabulous group of fellow bloggers in a tour of the Medford, Oregon area sponsored by Harry and David. It was an incredible trip filled with great food and great wine, respect and wonder for what Harry and David does as a company [Read On]

Tocino (Filipino Cured Pork) | Make Ahead Mondays

UPDATE: The National Pork Board has generously extended the deadline for The Foodbank donation partnership with you all because you’ve been asking such great questions! In other words, every question you leave for pork producers in the comments on this post, the Foodie With Family facebook page, or on Twitter with the hashtag #sustainablepork will [Read On]

Sweet Tea Ice Pops | Make Ahead Mondays

I have a confession to make but I’m going to do it quickly and quietly because I’m going to offend the entire South in one fell swoop. (Idon’tlikesweettea.) There. I said it. I just don’t. I love tea -don’t misunderstand me- but I like my tea black and bitter… like my attitude in hot weather. [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops and Homemade Magic Shell | Make Ahead Mondays

  Well, hello Summer Vacation. That snuck up on us quickly, didn’t it? (My kids would argue that it’s taken forever to get here. Ah, youth.) The boys have already thrown themselves headlong into the summer rhythm of fishing, biking, climbing trees, catching snakes, dabbling toes in brooks and lakes, snacking, and swinging in hammocks. [Read On]