Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies {Amish Recipe}

I’m going to set the record straight for a moment because I get this question a lot. I am not Amish and I have no designs to become Amiish. I like my complicated plumbing and the internet and I’m a food photographer. None of those things would be, er, kosher (totally mixing my religious metaphors) [Read On]

Potato and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Dumplings {Vareniki}

I have a long and abiding love for pierogies. (See here for proof.) I have always eaten the frozen variety due to a woeful lack of old Polish grandmothers in my family. Strangely, it never occurred to me to make my own.  I’m aware that ‘making your own’ is kind of my thing. …and then [Read On]

Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin Filet topped with Smoky Bleu Cheese

We love steak in the Foodie with Family household, but because it is so expensive, we rarely eat it. It’s definitely a special occasion food around here. The other day, I posed a question to my husband that I had asked the Foodie with Family facebook community: “If you could have one meal made of [Read On]

Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom One Pot Pasta {25 Minute Meal}

Is it just me or does already delicious pasta taste even better when it’s cold outside? And taste even better still when you’re in your coziest clothes and curled up under a blanket watching Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock? Somebody PLEASE give me a high-five over Benedict Cumberbatch? At least throw me a little hand flutter [Read On]

Brown and Wild Rice Pilaf with Dried Cherries and Scallions

Some dishes are strictly for the big people. Big people -at our house- is defined as anyone old enough to wear adult sized shoes. Conveniently, this line of demarcation also happens to fall right in place and divide the adventurous vegetable eating crew from the anti-veg contingent. I say this in the hopes that the [Read On]

Fish Eye Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

We’re big fans of snack mixes around here. The boys -when they go to the grocery store with me- will point out various things and proclaim them to be ‘good snack mix material’. We don’t buy them because snack mixes at the store are almost invariably horrendously over priced for wee little bags or jars [Read On]

Homemade Garlicky Refried Beans

Refried beans are a staple food at our house. I can’t imagine trying to feed five boys without refried beans, to be honest. One person or another is always ‘STARVING!’ and ‘ABOUT TO DIE IF I DON’T EAT!’ or ‘HAS A STOMACH THAT IS A GIANT VOID!’.  You thought drama was reserved for daughters? Oh, [Read On]

Pico de Gallo

Thor (our mean old rooster) died of natural causes last weekend. Natural causes is not -shockingly- a euphemism for me removing his head. While he was a royal pain and menaced everyone for much of his life, it was sad to see him displaced and picked on by his sons. Animals are mean. I can’t [Read On]