Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

Make your own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix for dressings and dips. No MSG. foodiewithfamily.com

When I shared my Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos recipe two weeks ago, I suggested using homemade dry ranch dressing mix in the seasoning. I then received several kind but confused emails from readers asking just where on  FWF they could find this recipe. Um, oops? I hadn’t published it yet. Today, I make it right…

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Heath Bar Crunch Chex Mix {Sweet & Salty}

Heath Bar Crunch Chex Mix at www.foodiewithfamily.com

Chex mix is something I only allow myself to make between the day after Thanksgiving and the end of January. I can’t handle myself around it and eat myself to the point where I feel like a turtle stuck on its back. A happy turtle, but a little less capable of moving under my own…

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Sugar Body Scrubs

Homemade Sugar Body Scrubs for gift giving at www.foodiewithfamily.com

As the mom of five boys I claim my absolute right to indulge in girly spa treatments whenever I’d like. As a woman who lives in the dead center of the middle of nowhere, I have to get a little creative about that. It usually involves pulling a nice deep bathtub of hot water and…

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Smoky Roasted Tomatillo and Tomato Salsa

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  Are you ready for some salsa? It’s a salsa time of year, after all. Now is the time for all good tomatoes to come to the aid of the salsa. Salsasalsasalsasalsasalsasalsasalsasalsa! Clapclap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clapclap. Clap. Clap. Clap* *Ahem. That’s a salsa beat. Trust me. It’s not that I get carried away over…

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Homemade Essential Oil Air Fresheners

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Have you ever noticed that males of all species have a tendency to (How can I put this delicately?) be malodorous? I’m talking from a position of knowledge and experience here; I have a husband, five sons, and two male dogs.  We also have chickens and a cat. My boys tromp all over the yard…

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Bacon and Horseradish Dip

From as far back as I can remember, Christmas Eve was all about snacking–we would have a table loaded down with various cold meats and cheeses, special dark and light rye and pumpernickel breads, my mother’s Christmas punch, lots of chips and crackers with accompanying dips and spreads, and of course, platters of cookies. While…

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Spicy Glazed Nut Mix: Foodie Gift #21

Okay, we’re getting down to the finish line here, and if you are like me, you have found that you have missed a couple of folks you wish to gift, and today is NOT a day you want to spend going shopping. So, you have to take a look at what is left from all…

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Last Minute Quick Breads: Foodie Gifts 18# and #19

They don’t call them quick breads for nothin’!  Here are a couple of recipes I’ve used to great acclaim over the years, and my source for these is my mother–a great baker in her own right.  These two breads in particular have been appreciated as Christmas gifts by my own family, and I just shipped…

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