Slow-Cooker Black Bean Bacon Corn Dip

Slow-Cooker Black Bean Corn Bacon Dip from foodiewithfamiy.com

It is well known among my family and friends that I have a serious dip problem. And by that, I mean THEY will have a serious dip problem if they serve it and I am around because it will disappear faster than they can blink. If that dip is a hot dip? Shoot. They just…

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Muesli Toasting Bread – Granola Bread

Muesli Toasting Bread - Granola Toasting Bread from foodiewithfamily.com

If I close my eyes, I can actually taste the oatmeal bread my stepmom, Val, used to make for me. One loaf was virtuously set aside, and then she would break the major rule about allowing bread to cool before cutting it, slicing the second loaf while it was still piping hot and slathering it…

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Peposo – Peppered Beef Stew

Peposo - Peppered Beef Stew is a traditional Tuscan dish that warms you from the inside out. www.foodiewithfamily.com

When I was in Tuscany as a DaVinci Storyteller in September, I had a lot of very memorable food related moments. We went to a Michelin starred restaurant, ate at a seriously chic and deservedly popular seafood restaurant, ate a 4-inch thick Florentine style steak, and much more. With all of that, though, my favourite…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Walnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Walnuts from foodiewithfamily.com

As I walked up from the mailbox a couple weeks ago, I glanced through the pile of stuff; a bill, some advertisements, blah blah blah, and then something caught my eye. On the cover of the new issue of Whole Living was a pan full of what appeared to be roasted Brussels sprouts with grapes…

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Chocolate Dipped Homemade Kahlua Marshmallows

Chocolate Dipped Homemade Kahlua Marshmallows from foodiewithfamily.com

Today’s Chocolate Dipped Homemade Kahlua Marshmallows recipe is dedicated to my dear friend Joan, who passed away late last week quite unexpectedly. Kahlua and chocolate were Joan’s favourite things, so I wanted to combine them in a treat she would love. She fed everyone, and I believe she would approve of remembering her through food….

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Hot Maple Bourbon Apple Cider

Hot Maple Bourbon Apple Cider from foodiewithfamily.com

Two of my little sisters and I were texting back and forth last weekend. Christina, who lives in Virginia, sent us a photo of a gallon jug of dark Grade B maple syrup we had given her upside down over an empty jar to drain the very last bits of what was in there so…

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Ribollita – Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup

Ribollita Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup foodiewithfamily.com

Disclosure: I was provided with this all-inclusive trip to Tuscany by DaVinci Wine. As usual, all opinions and recipes are my own. All photography is mine, unless otherwise noted. I spent a great deal of my trip to Tuscany as a DaVinci Storyteller feeling like there was no way I could possibly remember everything I…

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Simple Mushroom Kale Pasta with Pancetta

Simple Mushroom Kale Pasta with Pancetta from foodiewithfamily.com

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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