Tex Mex Mash

Tex Mex Mash: smashed pinto beans, seasoned browned ground beef, and crispy bacon simmered in a garlicky, chipotle tomato sauce from foodiewithfamily.com

Why is it that sometimes the least attractive food tastes the best? I have a friend who is a transplant from Texas living in my cold, windy, snow-buried corner of Western New York. She braves it without complaint. Well, without more complaints than the rest of us who can be fairly crabby about the whole…

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Pretzel Bagels

Homemade Pretzel Bagels from foodiewithfamily.com

…And in a move that should surprise NO ONE who read yesterday’s Spreadable Ranch Cream Cheese post, I present to you: PRETZEL BAGELS! I’m the Queen of Predictability following up a cream cheese recipe with a homemade bagel one, I suppose, but these Pretzel Bagels are just WAY too good for me to hang onto…

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Spreadable Ranch Cream Cheese

Ranch flavoured cream cheese that is spreadable straight from the refrigerator from foodiewithfamily.com

Given my affinity for snacking, the truth is that my entire life falls under the category of snack season, but still… SNACK SEASON IS UPON US! Time to bust out your best for the big game day or movie marathons or after school/midday snacks. The recipe I’m sharing today is a chameleon. Oh sure, it’s…

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Spicy Chocolate Coconut Clusters

Spicy Chocolate Coconut Clusters; dark chocolate, toasted coconut, sea salt, and a wee bit of fire from foodiewithfamily.com

My baby sister loves me. I know this for a multitude of reasons (like the fact that she tells me so) not the least of which is how she brought me homemade treats when she and her boyfriend visited me near Christmas AND a plate to use for photographing food. She’s good, people. She’s very…

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Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings from foodiewithfamily.com

Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings are my streamlined version of this recipe,  making We just finished up our birthday season around here. Fitting five kids’ birthday feasts in to a span of 86 days that also includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s is not for the weak of heart or constitution. Boy-oh-boy do we…

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Easy Bleu Cheese Dip or Dressing

Easy Bleu Cheese Dip or Dressing from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m going to leave aside the question of whether or not you’re a fan of bleu cheese, because I figure if you are, you’ll read this through to the end. My question for you today is whether you spell it ‘bleu’ or ‘blue’ cheese. Clearly, I’ve given away MY answer already, and I don’t mind…

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Daily Yogurt Routine

Yulu Yogurt #AussieStyle from foodiewithfamily.com

I’ve never been much of a breakfast eater, owing in part to a lifelong distaste for food before 10 am (with all bets being off at 10:01 where no food is safe within reach of my very long arms) and also in part to the fact that I’m just too ever loving bleary eyed and…

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Top 14 Posts of 2014

Top 14 most popular posts from foodiewithfamily.com

This has been a wild and wonderful year, with an amazing amount of delicious food, travel, family, and friends to keep it hopping from January 1st through to the end. It’s fun for me to dig into the numbers and see which posts were enjoyed most by all of you this year here on Foodie…

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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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Simple Candied Cranberries + Cranberry Syrup

Simple Candied Cranberries + Cranberry Syrup; a holiday two-fer from foodiewithfamily.com

I love Simple Candied Cranberries + Cranberry Syrup both because they’re BEYOOOOTIFUL and ridiculously tasty. Can you even look at these pretty little cranberries that look like they were left out in the snow and think a little “ooooh!” or “aaaah!” or “I’d really like to eat every single one of those!”? Can you view…

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