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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Cardamom Pistachio Baklava

Cardamom Pistachio Baklava from foodiewithfamily.com

Of all of the desserts made anywhere in the world, Baklava is far and away my most favourite. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but if you set a tray of lovely little baklava pieces in front of me, you may not want to stand between it and me. I can’t help myself…

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Ratatouille, Why Knife Skills Matter, and How to Get Them

Ratatouille, Why Knife Skills Matter, and How to Get Them from foodiewithfamily.com

I’ve teamed up with Craftsy to bring you a free Knife Skills video course that can be watched online as many times as you’d like, forever and ever. Craftsy sponsored this promotion, but all opinions and narrative remain my own. Knife Skills. They’re crucial to success in the kitchen. Taking the time to develop them…

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Bacon Cheddar Chive Dip

Chips with Bacon Cheddar Chive Dip from foodiewithfamily.com

I like to think of fall as “Snack Food Season”. I’m not a football fan, but I am a fan of finger food and the two seem to go hand in hand. I can’t complain about football because it increases the public demand for my best-beloved snack goodies. I had a hankering for some munchies…

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread from foodiewithfamily.com

Recently, I’ve become afraid to leave my car unattended. My peaceful small town existence has been rocked by multiple breaking-and-entering events in my car. It seems like every time I walk into the post office, church or the little grocery store, I come out, find my doors ajar and discover a multitude of femur-sized zucchinis…

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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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Maple Frozen Custard with Candied Bacon

Creamy Maple Frozen Custard with Candied Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

Ice cream; it’s a forever friend. Day in, day out, year long, and decade after decade. Ice cream remains my go-to when I want a sweet treat. Frozen custard? That’s a mega-treat. Have you ever had it? It’s like ice cream’s super-rich, super-silky cousin. It’s sweet, smooth, and utterly perfect and is most often served…

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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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Maple Candied Bacon

Easy, homemade Maple Candied Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

Ah, bacon. Is there anything you don’t improve? You’re great in baked goods, soups, stews, adult beverages, cookies, dip, on meatloaf, popcorn, dipped in chocolate, and much, much more. One of my guys’ best-loved ways to eat bacon is candied. In fact, my kids all have t-shirts that say “Bacon is Meat Candy”. Okay, I…

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Whole Wheat Cheddar Garlic Snacks

Whole Wheat Cheddar Garlic Snacks made from bite-sized shredded wheat cereal from foodiewithfamily.com

When I was a kid, I eagerly awaited that magical moment in late fall -almost always pushing toward Thanksgiving- when my mom would feel like the weather and season was right for making chex mix. The making of the family sized batches of our favourite snack mix fell into the purview of my duties and…

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