Mega Vanilla Syrup: Make Your Own Soda!

Mega Vanilla Syrup and Homemade Cream Soda from foodiewithfamily.com

I love fizzy drinks madly. Sometimes it’s the difference between a good mood and a bad mood. It’s hard to be cranky when you have a bubbly beverage in hand! My kids have inherited this love of all waters sparkling. We are major fans of our SodaStream Play Machine. We had an older, well-loved SodaStream…

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Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers

Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers {homemade tater tots} foodiewithfamily.com

This post is dedicated to my future niece or nephew who will arrive in July and is currently known as Potato. Many thanks to my brother, Nate, and his wife, Sun Hwa, for making me an auntie again! High on the list of reasons while I will never give up carbs are all things made…

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Geek Girl Gift Guide

Geek Girl Gift Guide Item #1 from foodiewithfamily.com

Crawling to the finish line in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month, or NaBlahBlahBlah as I prefer to call it), I’m going to share a list of completely random things I love in the form of a Gift Guide for Geek Girls (ahem, me.) Geek Girl Gift #1 I’m 100% fixated on these t-shirts from Lithographs….

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Homemade Classic Eggnog

Homemade Classic Eggnog from foodiewithfamily.com

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without eggnog. And eggnog just isn’t eggnog unless it’s Homemade Classic Eggnog.  It’s just truth, friends. It ABSOLUTELY takes more time than buying a quart of the stuff at the store, but the payoff is so enormous that you’ll never question it when once you’ve made your own. Redolent with freshly…

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Pop Rocks Candy Bark

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I’m so ready for Christmas I feel like I might explode. Christmas makes me feel like Tigger, Ricochet Rabbit, Stimpy in Space Madness, fireworks, and Pop Rocks all in one. In fact, I feel so very effervescent about Christmas that I decided to make a candy that was as sparkly and festive as I felt:…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Foodie with Family!

For all the time you’ve spent with me this year here on Foodie with Family… For all the health my family enjoys… For all the challenges that made us stronger… For all the love I share with family and friends… For all of the blessings I’ve counter and all those I’ve been too pre-occupied to…

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Ginger Stomach Soother

Relief is on the way! Ginger Stomach Soother from foodiewithfamily.com

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have every intention of overeating on Thursday. I plan on eating so much that my stomach will need a little comforting after the fact. Is it wrong? Perhaps. Will that stop me? Not for love nor money. I have a little trick up my sleeve,…

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree

Creamy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree makes a great year 'round side dish (or sauce for other vegetables!) from foodiewithfamily.com

I’m sharing Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree with you today. I could call it skinny mashed potatoes, cauliflower ‘mashed potatoes’, healthy mashed ‘potatoes’ or any other combination of buzzwords and quotation marks. But you know what the problem is with labeling something as ‘low-carb’ or ‘healthy’ or ‘skinny’? It makes me want to run in the…

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Stormy Kromer Giveaway

Stormy Kromer Giveaway on foodiewithfamily.com

It’s hard to say what makes something resonate with you, isn’t it? It’s an elusive combination of comfort, family, sentimentalism, history, and straight up feelings. I have something to share with you all tonight that may make you all go, “HUH?!?” but it is -for me- a little bit of everything that something should be….

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