Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers

Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers {homemade tater tots} foodiewithfamily.com

This post is dedicated to my future niece or nephew who will arrive in July and is currently known as Potato. Many thanks to my brother, Nate, and his wife, Sun Hwa, for making me an auntie again! High on the list of reasons while I will never give up carbs are all things made…

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Homemade Classic Eggnog

Homemade Classic Eggnog from foodiewithfamily.com

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without eggnog. And eggnog just isn’t eggnog unless it’s Homemade Classic Eggnog.  It’s just truth, friends. It ABSOLUTELY takes more time than buying a quart of the stuff at the store, but the payoff is so enormous that you’ll never question it when once you’ve made your own. Redolent with freshly…

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Pop Rocks Candy Bark

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I’m so ready for Christmas I feel like I might explode. Christmas makes me feel like Tigger, Ricochet Rabbit, Stimpy in Space Madness, fireworks, and Pop Rocks all in one. In fact, I feel so very effervescent about Christmas that I decided to make a candy that was as sparkly and festive as I felt:…

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Ginger Stomach Soother

Relief is on the way! Ginger Stomach Soother from foodiewithfamily.com

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have every intention of overeating on Thursday. I plan on eating so much that my stomach will need a little comforting after the fact. Is it wrong? Perhaps. Will that stop me? Not for love nor money. I have a little trick up my sleeve,…

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree

Creamy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree makes a great year 'round side dish (or sauce for other vegetables!) from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m sharing Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree with you today. I could call it skinny mashed potatoes, cauliflower ‘mashed potatoes’, healthy mashed ‘potatoes’ or any other combination of buzzwords and quotation marks. But you know what the problem is with labeling something as ‘low-carb’ or ‘healthy’ or ‘skinny’? It makes me want to run in the…

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Gingersnap Cookie Butter

Gingersnap Cookie Butter from foodiewithfamily.com

Ah, the holidays. A time for getting together with long lost and far flung family members, running thither and yon and to Grandma’s house whether via the river and woods or not, and eating your emotions. Sweet, sweet, self medication. There are those times when the line between functioning at a holiday level and locking…

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Holiday Drinks {apple cider + burnt orange cocktail}

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I enjoyed my entire Carnival Cruise, but one of the most memorable moments on the ship was when we got to take a Mixology class at The Alchemy Bar on board. Our intrepid teacher, Iona, led us through several of her signature artisan cocktails. At the risk of sounding like a pyro, my favourite part…

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Easy Salted Caramel Fudge

Easy Salted Caramel Fudge with a hint of bourbon from foodiewithfamily.com

My eldest son turned seventeen and my youngest turned nine yesterday. I find it absolutely incomprehensible that those babies I held in my arms just seventeen and nine years ago are as big as they are and that my eldest (MY BAYBAY) is already old enough to start doing college tours. I’m feeling a little…

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Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

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THIS DISH, friends. This one right here. Oh my word. This is the best friend of busy, cash-strapped moms in the cold weather months. I’m talking about Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes that are roasted in the skin until they’re super soft and caramelized in their own jackets, split open, and topped with leftover Slow Cooker…

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