Jerk Bacon

Jerk seasoned bacon for topping salads and sandwiches or soups from foodiewithfamily.com

On the first Carnival Cruise I took (The Carnival Sunshine), I glommed onto one of the brunch offerings like it was my life’s blood; Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad. That was *my* brunch item. There was something so utterly perfect about the spicy, crispy, savoury bacon combined with the classic punch of Caesar salad. I had…

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Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad

Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad hard boiled eggs Parmesan from foodiewithfamily.com

When I brought you the Torn Croutons earlier this week, I teased you with a glimpse of my current favourite salad; Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. This is the ultimate entrée salad for this time of year. Salmon makes it Lenten friendly, waist-line friendly, clock-friendly and wallet friendly. Blackening the salmon gives it a little extra…

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Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans

Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans by foodiewithfamily.com

Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans aren’t going to win any beauty contests. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. Roasted Ginger Sesame Green Beans have the dual advantage of residing firmly in the “WOW! I can’t believe how easy this is” and in the “Oh my word. I can’t stop eating these”…

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Torn Croutons {homemade croutons}

Homemade Torn Croutons from foodiewithfamily.com

I get excited about croutons. I know. I’m a weirdo. It’s just that I’ve been obsessed with the crunchy little bits of deliciousness since as early in my youth as I can remember. My mom served a salad at nearly every meal, and croutons were a pretty standard fixture at our table. Crunch upon crunch…

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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini Bake

Creamy Sundried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini Bake cheese greek yogurt

I know the West Coast is already experiencing spring in the air, but out here in the Great Lakes States and the North East, we are still decidedly parked under Old Man Winter’s thumb. Sunday, we had what was quite literally the coldest day since 1899. Honest to Pete, people. It didn’t get above -5°F…

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Everything Soft Pretzels

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Did you know February is National Snack Food Month? Its true.  And did you know that I am the (self-proclaimed) Queen of Snacks? It is in veritas.* *Wanton use of Latin proves either my royalty or the fact that I’m a homeschooling mom. I think this calls for a serious application of my snack food…

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Honey Sriracha Glazed Chicken Bites

Simple Honey Sriracha Glaze Chicken Bites

There’s a pretty good chance that the recipe I’m sharing today is my kids new favourite party food: Honey Sriracha Glazed Chicken Bites. They are every bit as delicious as they look. On top of just plain looking pretty, they beyond easy to throw together and don’t require anything more exotic than ingredients I can…

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Thick Caesar Dressing {Caesar Mayonnaise}

Homemade Thick Caesar Dressing like mayonnaise. Great dressing or dip.

You know I have a ‘thing’ for salad, right? I may have mentioned it once or twice or fifty billion times. I pink puffy heart salad. While my ‘every day salad’ is dressed with a simple olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper, I love a composed classic salad with great dressing from time to time….

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Blood Orange Miso Glazed Broiled Salmon

Blood Orange Miso Glazed Salmon from foodiewithfamily.com

The guys and I are BIG fans of fish all year round, but we eat it a lot more regularly during the Lenten season when we -as a family- pass on meat on Fridays. Fish is one of my favourite proteins by virtue of how quickly and easily I can pull together a polished, delicious…

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