Slow-Cooker Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe

Slow-cooker crockpot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa shredded beef

Mrawrrrrrrr. Today’s Slow-Cooker Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe makes me purr. I can’t help myself. Garlicky, tender, shredded beef braised low and slow in a spicy, smoky, flavourful barbecue sauce. It doesn’t hurt matters that it cooks all day (or all night!) while you run errands or do yardwork or try desperately not to eat the…

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Bleu Cheese Coleslaw Toasted Bun

I have to get this right out here right now. I feel like a dork calling these Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. It has EVERYTHING on there that would make it “Buffalo Chicken”, from the fried chicken tossed in a buttery hot sauce to the bleu cheese, to the coleslaw, but the problem is that I live…

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Tex-Mex Cobb Salad

Super fresh entree dinner Tex Mex Cobb Salad from

Homer Simpson once admonished his daughter Lisa saying, “You don’t win friends with salad.” WRONG, Homer. You can totally win friends with salad. This is most especially true when we are talking about Tex-Mex Cob Salad. Tex-Mex Cobb Salad is nothing less than a miracle worker around here. My entire family (not 1, not 2,…

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Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili or Coney Sauce or Chili Fries sauce from

This post was originally published on May 3, 2011. Wowza! It got a little facelift in the form of new photos and a lovely printable recipe. Dig in, friends! Rain, mixed precipitation, and more rain… This has been our weather pattern for the past three weeks.  Add colder than normal temperatures and you get an…

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Garlic Roasted Olives

Garlic Roasted Olives with lemon, thyme, feta, and peppers from

If you’re an olive lover, you are in luck today, my friends. I have for you the ne plus ultra of olive dishes: Garlic Roasted Olives. That’s right… we’re talking about a pan full of gorgeous, colourful olives roasted with garlic, paper thin slices of lemon and jalapeño pepper, fresh thyme, salty little capers, tiny…

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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza


Owing in large part to the fact that I just plain love my husband, and that after 18 years dwelling in it with neither of us going stark raving mad, I’m a big fan of the institution of marriage. In so many ways, we are very much opposite. I break out into a cold sweat…

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Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Beef full of sun dried tomatoes, wine, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes, olives, and capers from

I have a culinary wheelhouse. When in doubt, I almost always fall back to something Asian inspired with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and a hint of heat or something Tex Mex or Mexican related with garlic, beans, meat, and -in all likelihood- a metric ton of cheese. And people, I’m happy like that… But every…

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Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad

Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad from

Me + Salad = lifelong preoccupation. This is not news. My salad fixation has been well documented here on Foodie with Family. (Every one of those words is linked to a different salad recipe here and that’s just scratching the surface… Obsessed much? Why yes.) I just love the textures and crunch and dressing and,…

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Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon Bites

Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon Bites from

Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon Bite are happy food for me. Little nuggets of salmon, seared, then tossed in a sticky sweet and hot sauce redolent with garlic and fresh ginger that clings to the bites of tender salmon. It’s hard for me to overestimate just how much my family loves them. When my kids smell…

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