Trashy Barbecue Pulled Pork & Toasted Cheese Sandwich

Trashy Barbecue Pulled Pork & Toasted Cheese Sandwiches from foodiewithfamily.com

Every now and again, you just need to eat something trashy. I’m talking about something that you’d be horrified to serve to any company other than your sister and brother, and maybe, -just maybe- your best friend but only if she’s known you for more than 20 years and she’s not on a diet. Whether…

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Pulled Pork Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros with Pulled Pork from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m hard pressed to think of a single food I love more than eggs. Fried eggs on a variety of bases (rice, bread, noodles, burgers, etc…) have saved my proverbial bacon on more than one occasion. Luckily, my kids and hubby like them every bit as much as I do.  When I am at a…

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Lebanese Beef and Beans

Lebanese Beef and Beans. Slow cooked,fragrant stew with luscious spices from foodiewithfamily.com!

A year or so ago, my friend Liz told me about her favourite comfort dish from her youth: Lebanese Beef and Beans. A slowly cooked stew of beef, tomatoes, onions, and green beans fragrant with garlic and spices. Cinnamon, to be specific. Whoa. In the intervening year, this has become the go-to comfort food on…

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Homemade Maple Canadian Bacon {Smoker Optional}

Homemade Maple Canadian Bacon {smoker optional!} from foodiewithfamily.com

It’s no secret that my house is a big fan of meat in general and pork specifically. Within the subset of pork, bacon of all sorts makes my guys sing with joy. When I made homemade bacon a handful of weeks back, one of my kids walked by happily munching a strip of crispy bacon…

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Cheesy Squash Tian {squash bake}

Cheesy Squash Tian a.k.a. Squash Bake from foodiewithfamily.com #JCPAmbassador #BH #Sponsored

Style. Everyone has their own definition of it, and with good reason. The dictionary says, “A manner of doing things.” “A distinctive appearance” and “to design or make in a particular form.” In short, our entire lives are done in style. From our food to our clothes to the way we gracefully (or in my…

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Cheesesteak Nachos

Cheesesteak Nachos are comfort food deluxe from foodiewithfamily.com cheese, tortilla chips, beef, onions, peppers

What do you get when you cube and brown up leftover cooked beef in a cast-iron skillet, scrape that out then sautée onions and peppers, transfer that to a bowl, then build layers of tortilla chips, two kinds of cheese, the browned beef, and sautéed onions and peppers, then bake it until the cheese is…

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Basic Risotto

Basic Risotto tutorial with topping ideas from foodiewithfamily.com

There are quite a few comfort foods in my repertoire, but there are few -if any- that parallel risotto. Creamy, substantial, filling, heart-warming; risotto is pretty much irresistible. I can’t even explain how much I love it. When people ask me what makes it so perfect, I draw a blank. I just want to make…

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Shepherd’s Pie Empanadas {hand pies}

Shepherd's Pie Empanadas {beef, gravy, corn, peas, and mashed potato stuffed in a flaky, golden brown crust} from foodiewithfamily.com

You know those moments when you have a bunch of people coming over and you wonder, “What can I make to feed them?” I find that those circumstances most often yield my most creative cooking. A couple of weeks ago, a friend and her four kids were coming for lunch and I was staring into…

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Homemade Maple Bourbon Jalapeno Bacon

Homemade Maple Bourbon Jalapeno Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com Made with no preservatives!

Bacon. I mean honest to Pete, if you’re like most people, the mere mention of the word fires up your salivary glands. I’m no exception. When I’m at a loss for what to make for dinner, I fire up a pound of bacon and let the aroma waft around me and inspire me. But let’s…

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