Simple Mushroom Kale Pasta with Pancetta

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I steadfastly and categorically refuse to complicate food unless there’s a very compelling reason. I’m happy to say that in the case of today’s Simple Mushroom Kale Pasta with Pancetta recipe -as you can probably guess from the ‘simple’- no such compulsion exists. We are combining simple, fresh ingredients in an uncomplicated way and ending…

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Slow-Cooker Italian Pork

Slow-Cooker Italian Pork from

This post is the first in a series about my upcoming trip to the Tuscan countryside and Vinci, Italy; the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and home of DaVinci Wine. The trip is sponsored by DaVinci Wine as part of their Storyteller Experience, but all opinions and recipes are -as always- my own. I think…

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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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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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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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Slow-Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork

Simple Slow Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork on

Meat. It’s what my kids want to hear when they ask “What’s for dinner?” Any time the work “pork” appears in the answer, the cheers are even louder. For instance, when I said I was making Slow-Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork, the kitchen erupted in cheers, and they weren’t me cheering for myself. They adore…

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Trashy Barbecue Pulled Pork & Toasted Cheese Sandwich

Trashy Barbecue Pulled Pork & Toasted Cheese Sandwiches from

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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