English Muffin Bread Pizzas

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I’ve entered that parenting stage where I am, apparently, running a taxi service for my children. I always thought the whole “Mom’s Taxi” thing was a cliché. It isn’t. Clearly. I mean wow. I’m still having trouble mentally adjusting to the fact that I’m a grown up, let alone that  I have an honest-to-goodness teenager…

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Dijon Cheddar Scallion Puffs (Gougères) | Make Ahead Mondays

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Nicolas Sarkozy has banned cheese from the Elysée Palace? Woah. That, my friends, is trés, trés scandalous. The French meal -such as is my experience with it- revolves around the cheese course. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin -the French gastronome extraordinaire- is widely quoted as saying, “A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman who is missing…

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Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

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I am a collector of herbs and spices. I like to have a little bit of everything just in case I need a little bit of anything. I have just about every herb and spice on hand that you could possibly want. (And a few extras: anyone need za’atar or nigella? Anyone?) One thing I…

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Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

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I have the privilege of being able to make the cake for the upcoming wedding of my brother and his wonderful fiancée this summer. Besides being excited to be such a big part of their day, I’m thrilled that I’ll be occupied in making sure the cake is just-so and therefore will hopefully not be…

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Nutmeg Banana Chips

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Back in October of last year, we made the sixteen hour drive through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and way up north into the tippy top of the lower peninsula of Michigan over The Big Mac and into the Upper Peninsula to see my dad and stepmom. We stocked up for the road trip with the usual suspects:…

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Make Ahead Mondays Highlight | Cincinnati Chili

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For this week’s Make Ahead Monday, I want to feature a recipe from the  Foodie With Family archives; Cincinnati Chili.  This is one of my favourite items to stock in the freezer. Cincinnati Chili is a meat lover’s dream. Served up in the intended way (see the original post for all of the various ways…

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Simple Garlicky Green Bean Stir Fry

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Let’s review the rules of Tasty Penance. I give you a highly caloric or nutritionally suspect recipe that is irresistible (par example: this.) I feel guilty. I offer a recipe that is nutritionally sound and legitimately good for you that also tastes irresistible. I’m off the hook and feel free to give you more naughty…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Whippy Dips

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  Before we go one step further, I’m going to need you all to raise your right hand, put your left hand on the Bible and repeat after me: I solemly promise not to hold Rebecca responsible for the calories I am about to consume when I make this recipe, because I WILL make this…

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