Asian Pasta Salad {Asian Noodle Salad}

Asian Pasta Salad with a garlic soy vinaigrette and loads of fresh vegetables from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m a pretty big vegetable lover. My husband is serious vegetable guy, too. In fact, when I met him, he introduced me to the phrase “run it through the garden” when ordering subs. We assumed this meant all of our kids would be big vegetable fans. The two eldest are huge vegetable eaters, so we…

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Soy Sauce Eggs

Soy Sauce Eggs soaked in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, green onions, and fresh hot pepper.

My bonus mom, Val, was an amazing cook. She had the ability to take the most humble ingredients and turn them into food that wasn’t merely great, it was an experience. Val’s Soy Sauce Eggs are the perfect example of her ability to make comfort food exciting. How can egg possibly be exciting? Val made…

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Garlic Roasted Olives

Garlic Roasted Olives with lemon, thyme, feta, and peppers from foodiewithfamily.com

If you’re an olive lover, you are in luck today, my friends. I have for you the ne plus ultra of olive dishes: Garlic Roasted Olives. That’s right… we’re talking about a pan full of gorgeous, colourful olives roasted with garlic, paper thin slices of lemon and jalapeño pepper, fresh thyme, salty little capers, tiny…

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Portuguese Style Baked Eggs

Portuguese Style Baked Eggs. Spicy tomato and red pepper sauce, three cheeses, fresh herbs from foodiewithfamily.com

I’ve mentioned a time or two before that breakfast and I are not always on speaking terms. I’m not the “spring out of bed ready to take on the world and solve math equations” kind of person. It takes all I have to make a cup of tea and try to drink it without dribbling…

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Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza

Get your snack on with Snacky Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza from foodiewithfamily.com

Maybe Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza is a throw back. It’s hard to say. Can it be a throw back if you’ve been eating it constantly since you learned of it’s existence? Does Ranch Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza qualify as retro if you’ve been consistently improving it over the years as you ate it? I…

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Garlic Mushroom Stroganoff

Creamy, intense Garlic Mushroom Stroganoff is a fast, fabulous winter meal from foodiewithfamily.com

High on the list of things that I ‘hated’ to eat as a child -which was an extensive list because OHMYWORD I was picky!- were mushrooms. I can’t say I tried them with any frequency, but I mistrusted them. It’s quite possibly insane to have a lack of trust in a food, but there was…

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

30 minute Chickpea Tikka Masala- hearty, simple, pocketbook friendly, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food that just happens to be meat, dairy, and gluten free from foodiewithfamily.com

Have you ever surprised yourself with how much you ended up liking something? I did just that this past week with Chickpea Tikka Masala. I was putting together a meal for a friend who had gotten smacked upside the head by life that week, and the friend is vegan. It was cold, cold, COLD in…

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Cheesy Squash Tian {squash bake}

Cheesy Squash Tian a.k.a. Squash Bake from foodiewithfamily.com #JCPAmbassador #BH #Sponsored

Style. Everyone has their own definition of it, and with good reason. The dictionary says, “A manner of doing things.” “A distinctive appearance” and “to design or make in a particular form.” In short, our entire lives are done in style. From our food to our clothes to the way we gracefully (or in my…

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Basic Risotto

Basic Risotto tutorial with topping ideas from foodiewithfamily.com

There are quite a few comfort foods in my repertoire, but there are few -if any- that parallel risotto. Creamy, substantial, filling, heart-warming; risotto is pretty much irresistible. I can’t even explain how much I love it. When people ask me what makes it so perfect, I draw a blank. I just want to make…

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Chicken Fried Eggplant

Chicken Fried Eggplant from foodiewithfamily #Vegetarian

I’ve said it before, my husband can cook. I mean. He. Can. Cook. I eagerly anticipate my annual birthday dinner of his specialty Extra Crispy Fried Chicken Fingers all year long. This year, I walked into the house after picking up our CSA on my birthday, and said, “Eh… there are two giant eggplant in…

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