Trashy Barbecue Pulled Pork & Toasted Cheese Sandwich

Trashy Barbecue Pulled Pork & Toasted Cheese Sandwiches from foodiewithfamily.com

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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Salted Caramel Bourbon Rice Crispy Treats

Salted Caramel Bourbon Rice Crispy Treats from foodiewithfamily.com

Have you ever sat on the couch and just desperately wanted a sweet treat? I do that from time to time. I don’t buy sweets at the store, though, generally speaking. It’s a combination of motivators that makes it a habit… 1) I look at the prices of sweets -be they cookies, cakes, candies- and…

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Pulled Pork Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros with Pulled Pork from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m hard pressed to think of a single food I love more than eggs. Fried eggs on a variety of bases (rice, bread, noodles, burgers, etc…) have saved my proverbial bacon on more than one occasion. Luckily, my kids and hubby like them every bit as much as I do.  When I am at a…

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Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies from foodiewithfamily.com

Why is it that sometimes the ugliest food tastes the best? It’s almost like the universe is testing you. Will you look past the hideous façade to dig deep into the deliciousness that is hidden under the less-than-lovely surface? It’s the Ugly Duckling writ in food. Such is the case with these cookies. Craggy, brown,…

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Fruity, Fiery, Smooth Habanero Salsa

Fruity, Fiery, Smooth Habanero Salsa like the Blue Iguana Cantina from foodiewithfamily.com

When I eat spicy food, I want to feel a sweat break out on my forehead. I want it to be an experience. But I also want it to taste good. I’m not one of those chile-heads who wants pain with no payoff. It has to be delicious to be worth it! Last week I…

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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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