Slow-Simmered Collard Greens

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This is a continuation of my Southern New Year’s Foods series.  And it comes with an executive decision.  I was unable to get photos of the dish, but I wanted you to have the recipe before New Year’s Eve.  So up it goes sans photos of the greens!  If I get photos of it at…

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Pimiento Cheese


This is the second installment of my Southern New Year’s Foods series.  Happy New Year! Really, The Evil Genius and I complete each other. While I sit here on the couch with the laptop, contemplating pimiento cheese, he is watching ‘Alien vs. Predator’ and talking about which characters he thinks will be eaten. So see?…

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Recession Caviar (Black-Eyed Pea Salsa)

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Thank you all so much for spending time with me here at Foodie with Family.  To those of you who have visited me regularly through the year, thank you for your continued support.  It has meant the world to me to get to know you all.  And to those who are new, Welcome!  I hope…

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Chicken and Pork Potstickers


Tradition;  that inexplicable tie that binds across generations. It’s the only reasonable way to explain an entire nation of people roasting turkeys on the fourth Thursday of November and grilling on the fourth day of  July.  Without it we would be hard-pressed to justify hundreds of people gathering annually in a tiny town in Pennsylvania…

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Hotter Than the Hinges of Hell Habanero Jelly


Ow.  Ouch.  Owwie.  Ooooooh.  Oooooch.  Oh it hurts! I want you to be aware that this recipe is not for the faint of heart or wimpy of tongue.  It is a pure habanero relish.  As in lots and lots of chopped fresh habanero peppers. Habaneros, for those who do not know, are one of the…

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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Now that I have the attention of the entire state of Minnesota, please allow me to expound. This is one of the most clever ideas I’ve seen out of the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Circle lately.  (And they’re no creative slouches over at King Arthur.)  In the most recent e-newsletter* from their test kitchen they…

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Yuletide Spiced Brandy Liqueur


It’s time to get cozy. ~~  ~~ The air has progressed past crisp to chilly and will soon be downright cold. The leaves have finally given up their tenuous grasp on the trees and -with one final gust of nearly winter wind- fallen to insulate the grass and ground against the coming snow. ~~  ~~…

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Garlic Butter Crusty Bubble Bread

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I have an enduring love affair with bread.  It’s not just the pure pleasure of pulling off a steaming heel of bread, slathering cold sweet cream butter over the top, sinking your teeth into the crumb and shattering the crust; although those are reasons enough to be devoted.  Making bread; the process of measuring, mixing,…

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Eggnog Liqueur

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If I were to list the five foods that I thought of as being most representative of Thanksgiving and Christmas I’d wager that my list would be pretty similar to those chosen by most North Americans; cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, turkey, cookies and eggnog.  And while I love each of those foods individually, my heart…

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Spanakopita Dip

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When is a dip not just a dip?  When it’s something transcendental.  When it’s born to be a superstar. When it’s…  Spanakopita Dip.  (And that is NOT anticlimactic.  It isn’t.  Let me expound.) Spanakopita Dip is the dip that can do it all. A meal-of-a-dip full of spinach, studded with feta cheese, garlic, onions and…

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