Banana Churros with Butter Rum Caramel | A Party Wrap-up

Banana Churros with Butter Rum Caramel Dipping Sauce

Hello, gorgeous dessert. Of all the recipes  I’ve done for the Captain Morgan’s Spice Up the Holidays campaign, this is the one that disappeared the fastest. I guess it’s natural, what with being deep-fried and all… I introduce to you my final recipe that I developed for the contest: Banana Churros with Buttered Rum Caramel…

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Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce

Featured Image Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce on Perrys Mint Tingaling

I’ve spoken before of my deep, deep love for the hot fudge sauce made by my stepmom, Val. Grandma Val’s Hot Fudge Sauce is a staple around the Foodie With Family household. It goes on ice cream, to be sure, but it is also drizzled on cake and stirred into hot milk for fabuloso hot…

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Whiskey Vanilla Extract | Make Ahead Mondays

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  I am obsessed with vanilla extract. Since I started making my own extract several years ago, I haven’t bought vanilla extract (either faux or pure) once. Once you’ve made your own and tasted just how much better it is (and realized just how easy the entire process is) it’s hard -if not impossible- to…

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Slow-Cooker Asian Beef | Make Ahead Mondays

Slow Cooker Asian Beef on Broccoli FEATURED IMAGE

Let me tell you about my friend, Robyn. She’s gorgeous, brilliant, talented, kind, warm-hearted, and has a seriously adorable family. Robyn is good people, people. All that’s impressive enough, right? Well, the woman can cook, too. She posted the most incredible looking Balsamic Roast Beef recipe a few of weeks ago and I about fell…

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Dirty Chai | Make Ahead Mondays

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Dirty chai sounds kind of wrong, doesn’t it? In a sense, really, it is. It’s the marriage of tea and coffee. …And in another sense, it’s a metaphor for my marriage. I am a tea drinker. My husband is a coffee drinker. In fact, he never voluntarily drank tea until he met me. I lived…

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Sriracha Lime Salt | Make Ahead Mondays

Sriracha Salt

We are a popcorn family. We eat at least one batch every day. That is not as random a declaration as it sounds. It’ll become important in a moment… This is Sriracha Salt. It is exactly what it sounds like: Sriracha + Salt. It is -in essence- two of my best loved kitchen friends in…

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Hearty Kielbasa, Bean and Vegetable Soup

Hearty Kielbasa Bean and Vegetable Soup

Soup is the frugal cook’s best friend. It doesn’t take much of anything; a little bit of meat, a little bit of broth, a little bit of vegetable, a little bit of onion, and a judicious hand with spices and herbs come together to stretch and create a pot of mind-bendingly good soup big enough…

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Cheesy Spinach Puffs

Cheesy Spinach Puffs

  Today has  been a Monday kind of Friday. I overslept, didn’t get to my tea until ten this morning, then dropped and broke a plate. I started writing this post earlier, got about two-thirds of the way through it and then somehow or another, the internet pixies deleted it. I know I didn’t hit…

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