Honey Cardamom Poached Pears

Honey Cardamom Poached Pears on Mascarpone #dessert #healthydessert

This is a reprint of my March 6th column that ran in the Traverse City Record-Eagle because this recipe was too good not to share here. I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years. Food is how I show…

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Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing from foodiewithfamily.com #Lemon #Garlic #Oregano #OliveOil

You should know that I am incapable of resisting a salad.  This is almost entirely due to my dear, sweet mother’s BIG GREEN SALAD habit. I know a lot of women blanch at the thought of becoming their mother, but this is not a concern for me. My mom is a saint. She’s a nurse…

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Homemade Gyro Meat and Gyros

Homemade Gyro Meat and Gyros: just like take-out. Make a big batch and freeze it for gyros whenever you want. #greekfood #restaurantdiy

You know when you get stuck thinking about a certain food and that’s all you can think about eating? For example, take gyros. I drove to the city and went out for lunch at a Mediterranean eatery with my mom, one of my sisters, and my sister-in-law a couple weeks ago. I ordered a lamb…

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Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos

Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos from foodiewithfamily.com #HomemadeTreats

When I posted my Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls a few weeks ago, you probably knew I was going to go here, right? I think I probably telegraphed it. Why in the world would I make SALAD BOWLS with a dialed in homemade Cool Ranch seasoning and not go the full distance and make…

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Fish Chowder made with Cod and Dill

Fish Chowder made with Cod and Dill foodiewithfamily.com #chowder #soup #Lent

You know why I never order chowder when I go out to eat? It’s because chowder is a food that I want to hunker over with my face just inches from the bowl sniffing it and generally behaving like a happy animal. Chowder is comfort food writ large for me and comfort food is meant…

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Panko Crusted Sriracha Cod {baked}

Panko Crusted Sriracha Cod www.foodiewithfamily.com #lent #seafood #fish

Here fishy, fishy, fishy, fishy… Lenten Friday fish dishes don’t have to be bland or boring: Panko Crusted Sriracha Cod to the rescue! We are a family full of fish-any-which-way lovers with one notable and vocal standout: the baby. To be fair, the little guy loves tuna, sardines, and anchovies, so I guess he qualifies…

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Cucumber Scallion Salad {5 Minute Recipe}

Cucumber Scallion Salad {5 Minute Recipe} foodiewithfamily.com

With the notable exception of vegans, is there anyone out there who couldn’t possibly use a few more vegetables in their diet? I know my family could. This is most especially true of my potatoes-peas-and-the-occasional-carrot third child and my two youngest, the charter members of the anti-veg contingent. The two eldest eat everything that isn’t…

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