Prosciutto Arancini {cheese stuffed, fried risotto balls}

Prosciutto Arancini {crispy cheese-stuffed, fried risotto balls} from foodiewithfamily.com

Do you know what’s better than creamy, comforting, simple risotto? That same risotto after a chilling trip through the refrigerator, combined with some eggs and more cheese, then formed around yet more cheese, rolled in bread crumbs, and deep fried. Heck yes. THAT is some comfort food. If you’re familiar with arancini, then you remember…

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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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Ginger Peach Preserves

Ginger Peach Preserves for serving on toast, in ice cream, alongside roasted meats, or just spooned straight to your mouth from foodiewithfamily.com

I am updating this post because like a dork, I forgot my Cook’s Notes with some crucial notes about WHY I choose Pomona’s Pectin and only that for my jam and preserve making. My stepmom said to me more than once, “There’s nothing wrong with toast and jam for dinner!” She was brilliant, I tell…

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Shepherd’s Pie Empanadas {hand pies}

Shepherd's Pie Empanadas {beef, gravy, corn, peas, and mashed potato stuffed in a flaky, golden brown crust} from foodiewithfamily.com

You know those moments when you have a bunch of people coming over and you wonder, “What can I make to feed them?” I find that those circumstances most often yield my most creative cooking. A couple of weeks ago, a friend and her four kids were coming for lunch and I was staring into…

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Homemade Maple Bourbon Jalapeno Bacon

Homemade Maple Bourbon Jalapeno Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com Made with no preservatives!

Bacon. I mean honest to Pete, if you’re like most people, the mere mention of the word fires up your salivary glands. I’m no exception. When I’m at a loss for what to make for dinner, I fire up a pound of bacon and let the aroma waft around me and inspire me. But let’s…

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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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Ty’s Best Breakfast Sandwich

Ty's Best Breakfast Sandwich {scrambled eggs, crispy hashbrowns + bacon, and cheese in sourdough toast! foodiewithfamily.com #thatsmykid #jcpambassador #sponsored

Can you even believe it’s back-to-school time already for many kids in the country? We have a little bit of a break going right now, but we’ll be following along soon enough. For parents with kids at home and teachers getting ready to return to the routine, knocking out a solid breakfast is often a…

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Pickled Green Beans: Dilly Beans

Pickled Green Beans: Dilly Beans {a simple canning project} from foodiewithfamily.com

I learned to can from the best: my Grandma. I remember hours upon hours at Grandma’s house with Mom and the aunties sitting around peeling peaches, laughing hysterically, shucking corn, chewing the fat, shoving tomatoes in jars, and whatnot. The kids usually drew the simple task of snapping the ends off of green beans. It…

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Crispy, Gooey Fresh Mozzarella Steaks

Crispy, Gooey, Fresh Mozzarella Steaks from foodiewithfamily.com #FreezerFriendly #MakeAheadMondays

I’ve mentioned before that I was a vegetarian whilst living as an exchange student in France right? Pardonez-moi while I go smack my head against the door for the umpteenth time over that one, would ya?  I wouldn’t quite say I regret it, but I do wish I tried a few of the meaty-delicacies France…

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Coconut Infused White Balsamic Vinegar

Coconut Infused White Balsamic Vinegar for fruit, fruit salad, and sipping in icy cold soda water! foodiewithfamily.com

Are you familiar with white balsamic vinegar? It’s pretty much heaven in a bottle. It is VERY, very similar flavour-wise to regular balsamic vinegar, but it’s a bit lighter in body and a little more clean tasting. When I turned forty last week, my sweet baby sister bought me a bottle of assorted infused oils…

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