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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Taco Soup

Taco Soup in a slow-cooker or on the stove-top from

The church we attended when all five of our kids were born had a charming habit of providing two weeks of meals for families with new babies. I cherished the food I received after the births of my children. You could say they were like manna from heaven. This family-favorite, Taco Soup, was one of…

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Portuguese Style Baked Eggs

Portuguese Style Baked Eggs. Spicy tomato and red pepper sauce, three cheeses, fresh herbs from

I’ve mentioned a time or two before that breakfast and I are not always on speaking terms. I’m not the “spring out of bed ready to take on the world and solve math equations” kind of person. It takes all I have to make a cup of tea and try to drink it without dribbling…

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15 Minute Korean Style Beef

15 Minute Korean Style Beef. Slightly spicy and somewhat sweet, with a taste reminiscent of bulgogi from

Raise your hand if you need a go-to dish that delivers major taste-bud tingling, pleases everyone in the house, is easy on the wallet, and is done in about 15 minutes from start to finish? Yeah. I’m seeing a lot of hands. It’s kind of universal, isn’t it? Enter 15 Minute Korean Style Beef, stage…

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Jerk Bacon

Jerk seasoned bacon for topping salads and sandwiches or soups from

On the first Carnival Cruise I took (The Carnival Sunshine), I glommed onto one of the brunch offerings like it was my life’s blood; Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad. That was *my* brunch item. There was something so utterly perfect about the spicy, crispy, savoury bacon combined with the classic punch of Caesar salad. I had…

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Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad

Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad hard boiled eggs Parmesan from

When I brought you the Torn Croutons earlier this week, I teased you with a glimpse of my current favourite salad; Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. This is the ultimate entrée salad for this time of year. Salmon makes it Lenten friendly, waist-line friendly, clock-friendly and wallet friendly. Blackening the salmon gives it a little extra…

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