Layered Chopped Taco Salad

Layered Chopped Taco Salad from foodiewithfamily.com

Taco Salad. We all know how I feel about it. In short, I love it madly. And mercy… there are so many ways to make and serve them. Really, there’s only one acceptable way to eat them, and that’s to INHALE them, so we save the creativity for presentation. Today’s take on a taco salad…

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Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish

Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish from foodiewithfamily.com

When I visited Plano, Texas last month on business, I went out to lunch at the Taco Diner Plano Legacy. I had a taco sampler plate and opted for a combination of Puerco Al Pastor tacos and vegetarian Crispy Fried Avocado tacos. Some of the grilled pineapple from my Al Pastor tacos fell onto my…

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs from foodiewithfamily.com

There are a few things that I know are surefire hits with my menfolk and near the top of that list are grilled things, bacon, and hot dogs.  When I combined them the other night, the result was an evening of my young men promising me all sorts of doing of chores and favours if…

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Build Your Own Milkshake Bar

Build Your Own Milkshake Bar on foodiewithfamily.com

Can you think of a better way to kick off summer than a Build Your Own Milkshake Bar? Make everyone smile for miles with this crowd-pleasing dessert idea. This is a guest post I wrote for Blendtec Blenders. This is NOT a sponsored post, but I did receive a Blendtec Blender for review.   We…

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Grilled Pineappple Relish

Grilled Pineapple Relish goes with pork, fish, chicken, and beef! foodiewithfamily.com

You know what’s awesome? This stuff is. I’m a big fan of fruit relishes and salsas as a fast way to add big flavour to grilled fish, chicken, pork, beef, and vegetarian main dishes. It is a salty/sweet juggernaut of deliciousness in one little fast and furious side dish. Pineapple relish or salsa by itself…

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Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade made with strawberry basil infused vodka from foodiewithfamily.com

Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade is the perfect blend of sweet and tart to wet your whistle on warm summer evenings. Made with Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka, this craft cocktail is made with love. Don’t fret, though, craft cocktail doesn’t mean you have to go to bartending school. Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade makes great cocktails achievable…

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Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup}

Pho or Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup from foodiewithfamily.com

  There’s no other way to put this: Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup} is my favourite food in the world. Simply put, there’s no other food I crave more than this. Fragrant beef broth made aromatic by simmering with toasted spices, ginger, and scallions poured over paper thin slices of beef on top of rice…

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Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka

How to infuse vodka for cocktails, baking, and cooking.

I need to get a little science geeky here for a moment. Did you know there are flavour compounds in food that you absolutely, positively cannot release unless you hit ‘em with alcohol? It’s the truth. There are two reasons for this: Volatility: You know how you can smell whiskey or another strong alcohol right…

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The Evil Genius Smoked Barbecue Chicken

The Evil Genius's Soked Barbecue Chicken. #CookingWithEngineers Two-stage smoking and grilling process. foodiewithfamily.com

My husband can cook, people. He is an engineer, so his cooking endeavours often include terms like “matrix”, “schematic”, “equipment”, and “sequence”. While the terminology might not be what I would use in the kitchen, his food speaks the universal language of YUM, so I always get excited when he’s inspired to make our meal….

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Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups

Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups from foodiewithfamily.com #WorldCup

The World Cup is about to start in Brazil. Are you looking for a Brazilian influenced light dish or appetizer to pass at a World Cup party? I have just the thing for you; Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups will fill you up without weighing you down. These tender, flaky puff pastry…

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