Heath Bar Crunch Chex Mix {Sweet & Salty}

Heath Bar Crunch Chex Mix at www.foodiewithfamily.com

Chex mix is something I only allow myself to make between the day after Thanksgiving and the end of January. I can’t handle myself around it and eat myself to the point where I feel like a turtle stuck on its back. A happy turtle, but a little less capable of moving under my own…

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Freeze and Bake Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones | Make Ahead Mondays

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Update: The Pick Giveaway Winner plugin chose Jana as the winner of our Folgers Holiday Exclusive Gift Pack. Congratulations, Jana! Check your email! A couple months ago, I hauled out of bed on a Saturday morning, pulled back my hair and put on my face, put some clothes on that I hoped were cute (who…

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Holiday Cookies and Goodies Round-Up

Salted Caramel Corn

Were you to be looking for me this past Tuesday or Wednesday, you would’ve found me in the basement of the student center at Houghton College in Houghton, New York, selling tasty goodies at a table set up at the 26th Annual Houghton Arts & Crafts Fair. This was the first year the college did…

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Salted Caramel Corn | Make Ahead Mondays

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  Update: The Pick Giveaway Winner plugin chose Christi P. as the winner of the Whirly Pop and Coconut Oil. Look for the email I’ve sent you, Christi! I can’t even wait for you to get to try these things. Congratulations! My Grandma is one of my biggest cooking heroes. She has spent the majority…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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  As I walked up from the mailbox a couple weeks ago, I glanced through the pile of stuff; a bill, some advertisements, blah blah blah, and then something caught my eye. On the cover of the new issue of Whole Living was a pan full of what appeared to be roasted Brussels sprouts with…

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Shortbread Cookie Spoons (Spookies)

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You know how sometimes everything just comes together at the right time? Those moments where inspiration strikes at the same time that you have all the supplies to make it happen? This is one of those moments. I had just made some velvety, luscious chocolate custard and one of my friends started talking about the…

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Yuletide Spiced Brandy Liqueur

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It’s time to get cozy. ~~  ~~ The air has progressed past crisp to chilly and will soon be downright cold. The leaves have finally given up their tenuous grasp on the trees and -with one final gust of nearly winter wind- fallen to insulate the grass and ground against the coming snow. ~~  ~~…

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Gingerbread Biscotti With White Chocolate and Nuts or Crystallized Ginger: Foodie Gift #9

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  The boys and I spent yesterday afternoon at the home of our friends, the Cooke family.  Dave Cooke is our local United Methodist pastor.  He lives nearby with wife, Heather (the hostess with the mostest), and son, Ben (who says some of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.)      Heather bravely invited my entire crew…

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Viennese Rounds: Foodie Christmas Gift #6

The first time I had these cookies was in the home of a friend in a little college town I lived in for several years. Houghton, NY was the town, and Barbara Woolsey was the friend.  We have lost touch with each other since I left Houghton several years ago, but every time I make…

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Browned Butter Cardamom Cookies: Foodie Christmas Gift #5

First, let me apologize for the continued lack of pictures. As soon as I have camera action again, we’ll get pictures of these up.   One of my favorite Christmas cookies to eat or to give claims many lines of descent:  Swedish nut balls, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding cakes–I know I’m missing some other…

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