Grilled Pineappple Relish

Grilled Pineapple Relish goes with pork, fish, chicken, and beef! foodiewithfamily.com

You know what’s awesome? This stuff is. I’m a big fan of fruit relishes and salsas as a fast way to add big flavour to grilled fish, chicken, pork, beef, and vegetarian main dishes. It is a salty/sweet juggernaut of deliciousness in one little fast and furious side dish. Pineapple relish or salsa by itself…

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Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese #burgerweek foodiewithfamily.com

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese are just one of those things that had to happen eventually. McDonald’s in France (or Mac-Do, as they were called when I was living there) has been serving burgers on bagels for years, but I thought it was time for bagels, burgers, cream cheese, and pickles all to…

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Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade made with strawberry basil infused vodka from foodiewithfamily.com

Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade is the perfect blend of sweet and tart to wet your whistle on warm summer evenings. Made with Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka, this craft cocktail is made with love. Don’t fret, though, craft cocktail doesn’t mean you have to go to bartending school. Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade makes great cocktails achievable…

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Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup}

Pho or Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup from foodiewithfamily.com

  There’s no other way to put this: Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup} is my favourite food in the world. Simply put, there’s no other food I crave more than this. Fragrant beef broth made aromatic by simmering with toasted spices, ginger, and scallions poured over paper thin slices of beef on top of rice…

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Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja {Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef}

Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja a.k.a. Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef from foodiewithfamily.com

Today is a big day for me! I’m spending the day getting certified as a barreFit instructor. While I’m sweating it out in the studio, I want to share this fantastic recipe for Ropa Vieja that was inspired by my time in Miami last month. Take advantage of the slow-cooker to turn out this saucy,…

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Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka

How to infuse vodka for cocktails, baking, and cooking.

I need to get a little science geeky here for a moment. Did you know there are flavour compounds in food that you absolutely, positively cannot release unless you hit ‘em with alcohol? It’s the truth. There are two reasons for this: Volatility: You know how you can smell whiskey or another strong alcohol right…

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Toffee Brownie Crackle {Crispy, Crunchy Brownie Wafer Cookies}

Toffee Brownie Crackle {Crispy, Crunchy, Brownie Wafer Cookies} from foodiewithfamily.com

There are a lot of foods I like. Duh, right? No seriously, work with me here. The list is extensive. In fact, I’d say I like more food than I don’t like… I don’t naturally have a sweet tooth. It’s pretty easy to go overboard on my sweetness quotient. I prefer foods  a little further…

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The Evil Genius Smoked Barbecue Chicken

The Evil Genius's Soked Barbecue Chicken. #CookingWithEngineers Two-stage smoking and grilling process. foodiewithfamily.com

My husband can cook, people. He is an engineer, so his cooking endeavours often include terms like “matrix”, “schematic”, “equipment”, and “sequence”. While the terminology might not be what I would use in the kitchen, his food speaks the universal language of YUM, so I always get excited when he’s inspired to make our meal….

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Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Strawberry Freezer Jam with Balsamic and Thyme from foodiewithfamily.com #FV2Table #FarmvilleCookbook #ad

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call…

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Evil Genius, Sr.’s Slathering Barbecue Sauce

The Evil Genius Sr.'s Slathering Barbecue Sauce smoky, tangy, sweet, and perfect for brushing layer after layer.

When it comes to barbecue sauces, I’m going to admit I have a bit of a neurotic streak. Big surprise, right? When I learned how easy it was to make my own all these years ago, it was hard to walk into a store and pay mucho deniro for the cruddy bottles of glorified ketchup…

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