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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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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