Easy Bacon Broccoli Pasta Salad

Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad with cheddar

We’re getting close to the unofficial start of summer; this means lazy weekends, picnics, cook-outs, and grilling. You can’t just slap a steak on a plate and be done with it, though, folks. To me, the true art in summer entertaining comes in the form of side dishes to compliment what you just grilled to…

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Buttermilk Coleslaw

Classic Southern Style Buttermilk Coleslaw

I’m an utter fool for coleslaw. We all know I’m cuckoo for salads in general, but coleslaw is in its own category. It’s a definitive warm weather food for me. I’ve shared one of my two favourite coleslaws here before, but I just realized as I stuffed a bunch of my all-time favourite Buttermilk Coleslaw…

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Tex-Mex Cobb Salad

Super fresh entree dinner Tex Mex Cobb Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

Homer Simpson once admonished his daughter Lisa saying, “You don’t win friends with salad.” WRONG, Homer. You can totally win friends with salad. This is most especially true when we are talking about Tex-Mex Cob Salad. Tex-Mex Cobb Salad is nothing less than a miracle worker around here. My entire family (not 1, not 2,…

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Candied Jalapenos

Sweet, spicy Candied Jalapeno from foodiewithfamily.com

This post was originally published on May 23rd, 2010. It remains one of the most popular recipes from Foodie with Family. Try it out and find out why. Candied Jalapeños. Ah. There’s a story here. Once upon a time, my friend Katie casually mentioned eating a sandwich made with Candied Jalapeños. She was singing the…

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Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad

Jerk Bacon Caesar Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

Me + Salad = lifelong preoccupation. This is not news. My salad fixation has been well documented here on Foodie with Family. (Every one of those words is linked to a different salad recipe here and that’s just scratching the surface… Obsessed much? Why yes.) I just love the textures and crunch and dressing and,…

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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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Slow-Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Dip with Corn + Bacon

Slow-Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Dip with Corn and bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

You’re probably familiar with the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day so I’ll spare the cultural lesson. Being married to a man born well south of the Mason Dixon and being the granddaughter of two very southern grandparents, black-eyed peas are part of my family’s heritage and I don’t mean the…

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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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Marinated Chickpea Salad

Marinated Chickpea Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

We have a lot of serious cooking holiday cooking looming on the horizon, and even though I love it, there are some nights leading up to and following the big events that I just plain don’t feel like cooking. Those nights call for a solid bed of mixed greens, a handful of leftover meat (maybe…

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