Guinness and Cheddar Potted Cheese: Part I of a St. Patrick’s Day Feast!

Update:  Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.  I made a mistake on the quantities for the recipe.  It should’ve read ’1 pound extra sharp cheddar’.  A friend pointed out that her cheese ended up ‘pourable’.  My apologies and this recipe can be saved by adding an additional 1/2 pound of cheddar and re-processing or blending.  It [Read On]

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

May I talk to you for a moment about cake?  I have a love/hate thing going with cake.  When I was a kid I disliked cake.  My poor mother.  I asked for a pie every year for my birthday and my Mom has what borders on piecrust making phobia.  I was a selfish little child. After much contemplating [Read On]

Hot Lemon Shrub

Several years ago I got into the Aubrey/Maturin series of books by Patrick O’Brian.  And by ‘got into’ I mean that I obsessively read all twenty one books (including the unfinished one)  back to back so quickly that I can’t remember what happened in which novel.  There was hardly a moment when one of O’Brian’s books left [Read On]

Bacon Toffee

Did you see the Maple Bacon Cake over on Thursday Night Smackdown?  Michelle, the proprietress of TNS, is a true lover of the bacon and made ample use of bacon toffee on her cake.  I’ve been meaning to make a sweet bacon dish for about a year.  A few months ago sweet bacon recipes started [Read On]

Chocolate Chip Drop Scones (A.K.A. Breakfast Cookies)

I am about to let you in on a secret.  I routinely lie to my fourth born child.  But I confine it to food and hope that since it’s with the end design of nourishing him that eventually I’ll be forgiven.  He has such strict (and arbitrary) rules about what he will and won’t eat.  He won’t [Read On]

Mystical Magical Slime. Hours of fun for kids of all ages.

Please allow a departure from the normal for a moment. It isn’t that I’m lacking a recipe to share with you.  It’s just that the recipe isn’t one to eat.  The blog is titled, “Foodie With Family”, right?  Well, today’s post is for the kids (and the kids at heart.)  Those of you who have [Read On]

Chocolate Truffle Tarts

Were you paying attention when I suggested having some of extra tart shells on hand in the Individual Grapefruit Tart post this week?  This is why I said that…    With five minutes of hands-on time I turned out these phenomenal Chocolate Truffle Tarts.  To make these you simply fill fully baked tart shells with a [Read On]

20 Minute Beignets

I make no secret of the fact that I’m a fan of the book ‘Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day’.  Using their Master Recipe, I have experimented and made some of our new family favorites; Bread!  Fully Loaded and English Muffins, among others.  I’m the first to admit that I tend to get stuck in [Read On]