Layered Chopped Taco Salad

Layered Chopped Taco Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

Taco Salad. We all know how I feel about it. In short, I love it madly. And mercy… there are so many ways to make and serve them. Really, there’s only one acceptable way to eat them, and that’s to INHALE them, so we save the creativity for presentation. Today’s take on a taco salad…

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Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish

Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish from foodiewithfamily.com

When I visited Plano, Texas last month on business, I went out to lunch at the Taco Diner Plano Legacy. I had a taco sampler plate and opted for a combination of Puerco Al Pastor tacos and vegetarian Crispy Fried Avocado tacos. Some of the grilled pineapple from my Al Pastor tacos fell onto my…

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs from foodiewithfamily.com

There are a few things that I know are surefire hits with my menfolk and near the top of that list are grilled things, bacon, and hot dogs.  When I combined them the other night, the result was an evening of my young men promising me all sorts of doing of chores and favours if…

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Party Hummus

Party Hummus- the best hummus ever served just as hummus should be. Hint: not cold. foodiewithfamily.com

What makes Party Hummus so wonderful? I’m going to tell you straight up, it’s the best hummus I’ve ever had and -people?- I’ve eaten my weight in hummus many, many, many times over. It is the silkiest, richest, most indulgent hummus, not only because of the amount of tahini (hint: it’s generous) but also because…

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Garlic and Herb Dipping Oil

Herb and Garlic Dipping Oil for bread #summer

When it’s steamy hot out, I don’t want to spend time in front of the stove unless I have to. And if it’s over 85°F I don’t want to fire up the stove at all. This is our fall-back plan, our fail-safe, our go-to for a fast meal that is still company ready. We make…

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Crispy, Creamy Avocado Fries

Crispy, Creamy, pan-fried Avocado Fries from foodiewithfamily.com

Avocado lovers, take notice! Ripe avocados are sliced, breaded with spiced up panko bread crumbs, and shallow pan-fried until crispy on the outside and creamy, dreamy on the inside. This is eyes-roll-back-in-your-head good. Crispy, Creamy Avocado Fries are simple to make with a huge payoff. Pair with the dip of your choice: salsa, ketchup, or…

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Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese #burgerweek foodiewithfamily.com

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese are just one of those things that had to happen eventually. McDonald’s in France (or Mac-Do, as they were called when I was living there) has been serving burgers on bagels for years, but I thought it was time for bagels, burgers, cream cheese, and pickles all to…

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Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup}

Pho or Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup from foodiewithfamily.com

  There’s no other way to put this: Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup} is my favourite food in the world. Simply put, there’s no other food I crave more than this. Fragrant beef broth made aromatic by simmering with toasted spices, ginger, and scallions poured over paper thin slices of beef on top of rice…

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Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja {Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef}

Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja a.k.a. Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef from foodiewithfamily.com

Today is a big day for me! I’m spending the day getting certified as a barreFit instructor. While I’m sweating it out in the studio, I want to share this fantastic recipe for Ropa Vieja that was inspired by my time in Miami last month. Take advantage of the slow-cooker to turn out this saucy,…

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The Evil Genius Smoked Barbecue Chicken

The Evil Genius's Soked Barbecue Chicken. #CookingWithEngineers Two-stage smoking and grilling process. foodiewithfamily.com

My husband can cook, people. He is an engineer, so his cooking endeavours often include terms like “matrix”, “schematic”, “equipment”, and “sequence”. While the terminology might not be what I would use in the kitchen, his food speaks the universal language of YUM, so I always get excited when he’s inspired to make our meal….

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