Homemade Ovaltine Recipe | Malted Milk Powder

Homemade Ovaltine Malted Milk Powder in chocolate or plain from foodiewithfamily.com

One of my little sisters (she of Mapo Dofu fame) is pregnant for the first time. She has been obsessed -and when I say obsessed, I mean O.B.s.e.s.s.e.d. (get the pregnancy joke?)- with chocolate malts. Chocolate malted shakes, particularly, but chocolate malted anything pretty much. She texted me that she was making a chocolate malt…

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Twix Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Twix Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for No-Bake summer sweet tooth satisfaction

  I only have so much virtue in my body. I try to eat well and feed my family healthy foods, and I do a pretty good job of it most of the time. But every so often, I spend all my good behaviour on things like parenting, being honest and moral, and tidying up….

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Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu), Homemade Five Spice

Chinese Barbecue Pork {Char Siu} made without food colouring!

Are you familiar with Chinese Barbecue Pork {Char Siu}; that flavourful, luscious, sticky-sweet, bright-red pork served in House Special Soup, fried rice, and on skewers at Chinese restaurants? I have a serious fixation on the stuff. I can’t get enough of it. The problem with satisfying my need for it is twofold: I don’t live…

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Slow-Roasted Rosemary Garlic Almonds

Slow Roasted Rosemary Garlic Almonds are an easy, healthy snack for warm weather months.

My friend Lisette is a good person to befriend. She’s funny. She’s charming. She has exquisite taste and a generous laugh. And wherever she goes, she has snacks. Good snacks. She has bags of granola bars, homemade energy bars and her signature Slow Roasted Rosemary Garlic Roasted Almonds. My children hover around Mrs. Heckathorn on…

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Brown Sugar Strawberries and Cream Tartlets

Brown Sugar Strawberries and Cream Tartlets with thyme

This is the story of a dessert that shouldn’t have turned out. It should’ve been an abject failure, but instead, it turned into a giant kitchen redemption tale and an awfully wonderful Mother’s Day treat. It is the tale of Brown Sugar Strawberries and Cream Tartlets.   It started out with a beautiful recipe. One…

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Bunny Bread

Bunny Bread for your Easter or Spring party buffets

Let us observe the Easter Bunny in his natural habitat… See how relaxed he is in the vegetable patch? The serene  -if vacant- look on his face?  He is surrounded by his favored nourishment; cucumbers, peas, carrots and his own entrails. Wait. His own entrails? How can this be? The Easter Bunny’s tummy has been…

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Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili or Coney Sauce or Chili Fries sauce from foodiewithfamily.com

This post was originally published on May 3, 2011. Wowza! It got a little facelift in the form of new photos and a lovely printable recipe. Dig in, friends! Rain, mixed precipitation, and more rain… This has been our weather pattern for the past three weeks.  Add colder than normal temperatures and you get an…

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