Cinnamon Toast Cake

Buttery, tender, indulgent Cinnamon Toast Cake from foodiewithfamily.com

Cinnamon Toast Cake. It’s a thing, and it is glorious. Introduced to me by my sweet friend Mary, these Cinnamon Toast Cake bars have become a staple in our snack food arsenal. And by staple, I mean I’ve made them 5 times in the past 3 weeks. Please don’t calculate how much butter that means…

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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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Sailing on the Carnival Breeze

The #CarnivalBreeze experience with foodiewithfamily.com #client

Disclosure: I am thrilled to be in partnership with The World’s Leading Cruise Lines. This post is sponsored by them, but all photos and opinions are my own. Winter can be a tough thing to get through with a good attitude when you live in the Northeast. Snow, ice, sub-zero temperatures, and all manner of…

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Slow-Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork

Simple Slow Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork on Foodiewithfamily.com

Meat. It’s what my kids want to hear when they ask “What’s for dinner?” Any time the work “pork” appears in the answer, the cheers are even louder. For instance, when I said I was making Slow-Cooker Korean Style Barbecue Pork, the kitchen erupted in cheers, and they weren’t me cheering for myself. They adore…

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Restaurant Style Chipotle Salsa {5 Minute Recipe}

You can have fresh Restaurant Style Chipotle Salsa in 5 minutes flat from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m a total sucker for salsa. While I’ll throw back just about any salsa I encounter, my favourites are the ones that are restaurant style: in other words, they’re more of a pureed dipping consistency than a chunky conglomeration of vegetables in juice. I have a wonderful home canned smoky chipotle salsa here, but sometimes…

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World’s Leading Cruise Lines Giveaways #LoveCruising

Cruising on the Carnival Sunshine foodiewithfamily.com

Disclosure: I am pleased to be in partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines. This post is sponsored by them, but all photos and opinions are my own. I am well and truly hooked on cruising. What other vacation lets you see the world while pampering you with the ultimate in service, food, and entertainment? When my…

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Baked Cheesy Chicken and Bean Taquitos

Baked Cheesy Chicken and Bean Taquitos from foodiewithfamily.com

You may have noticed that I do a lot of what might be considered “Dude Food”. While it would be really easy to say, “Oh yes, that’s because I have a husband and five sons…” and look like a delicate little flower who eats nothing but carrot sticks and hummus. Don’t get me wrong, I…

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No-Knead Cinnamon English Muffin Bread

No-Knead Cinnamon English Muffin Bread from foodiewithfamily.com

It’s been years and years that I’ve been making English Muffin Bread for my boys. It’s so ridiculously easy to make I can  make it -and have practically made it- in my sleep. The boys never grow tired of the craggy, full-of-melted-butter-receptacles, perfect-for-toasting bread that requires neither kneading nor major bread making mojo. It’s the…

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Homemade Cough Drops {lemongrass + ginger}

Homemade Cough Drops {lozenges} with lemongrass + ginger from foodiewithfamily.com

“‘Tis the season to be raspy, cough cough cough cough cough HACK cough cough cough.” Sore throats and flus and colds abound. There are all sorts of remedies on the market, and we like the promise of feeling better when we feel crummy, but I’m a little wary of pouring all sorts of meds down…

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Aging Like a Boss

Snorkel Mask Marks on my face: Cruising on the Carnival Sunshine foodiewithfamily.com

Update: My friend Mary and I are collaborating on the #lovemylaughlines project in an effort to help folks be comfortable in their own skins and we would love to see your laugh lines too. Tag a selfie or self portrait on Instagram with the hashtag to share your beautiful proof with us! I’m a big…

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