Maple Candied Bacon

Easy, homemade Maple Candied Bacon from foodiewithfamily.com

Ah, bacon. Is there anything you don’t improve? You’re great in baked goods, soups, stews, adult beverages, cookies, dip, on meatloaf, popcorn, dipped in chocolate, and much, much more. One of my guys’ best-loved ways to eat bacon is candied. In fact, my kids all have t-shirts that say “Bacon is Meat Candy”. Okay, I…

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Whole Wheat Cheddar Garlic Snacks

Whole Wheat Cheddar Garlic Snacks made from bite-sized shredded wheat cereal from foodiewithfamily.com

When I was a kid, I eagerly awaited that magical moment in late fall -almost always pushing toward Thanksgiving- when my mom would feel like the weather and season was right for making chex mix. The making of the family sized batches of our favourite snack mix fell into the purview of my duties and…

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How to Poach an Egg Perfectly

How to perfectly poach an egg from foodiewithfamily.com

It may seem daunting if you haven’t tried it before, but the truth is once you know How to Poach an Egg Perfectly, brunch is your world to conquer. Poached Egg on toast, on salads, in Eggs Benedict… There are so many possibilities for eating high on the hog once you know how to poach…

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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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