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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Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini

Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini. Simple summer side dish that knocks your socks off. foodiewithfamily.com

Simple side dishes that knock your socks off are as easy as 1-2-3 in the warmer months when fresh produce is abundant. This Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini is as wonderful and fast as it gets and makes use of a corner of the grill while you’re cooking burgers, chicken, fish, or other goodies. Over and…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies from foodiewithfamily.com

There’s no cookie that can compare to the perfection of crisp edged, chewy, gooey caramel bit, melted dark chocolate chunk cookies with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt flakes on top; Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies are simply sublime. They please the kids and the gourmets! Who’s ready for some cookies? I am ALWAYS ready…

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Korean Inspired Kimchi Burger with Spicy Mayo

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Are you looking to change things up a little? Need something extraordinary for your Memorial Day festivities? This Korean Inspired Kimchi Burger with Spicy Mayo is a hot ticket to excitement for dinner. Get your hands on some gochujang and kimchi and get ready for a flavour explosion!    I’m a big old kimchi lover….

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Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders

Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders. Now that's a sandwich! foodiewithfamily.com

Can you think of something that would be more fun and crowd-pleasing for Memorial Day than a giant platter of Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders on pretzel buns? I surely can’t! Tender, juicy, tangy, sweet, ever-so-slightly spicy pulled pork on a pretzel roll with a bed of young lettuce and some thinly sliced sweet onions….

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Slow-Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork. Easy, spectacular, #MemorialDay food!

Are you wondering what to make for Memorial Day Weekend? Look no further than Slow-Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork. It doesn’t get much easier or more budget friendly than this, friends. Simple sauce ingredients, a pork shoulder, and a little time are all that’s needed to turn out enough tender, juicy, tangy, sweet, gently spicy…

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Nicoise Tuna Sandwich Recipe

Nicoise Tuna Sandwich Recipe olives, peppers, albacore tuna, hardboiled eggs, albacore tuna, baguette. foodiewithfamily.com

This tuna sandwich recipe isn’t your average tuna salad slapped between two slices of Wonder bread. A crusty baguette hollowed out and filled with albacore tuna, hard boiled eggs, briny niçoise olives, anchovy fillets, whisper thin bell pepper slices, pickled onions, and a drizzle of oil make a tuna sandwich recipe worthy of the French…

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Grilled Chicken Melt with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Grilled Chicken Melt with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Spread from foodiewithfamily.com #summer

Can you think of a more perfect late spring or summer meal than a Grilled Chicken Melt with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Spread? I can’t. Tender, juicy grilled chicken thighs topped with creamy, gooey, melted fresh mozzarella, fragrant pesto, and flavourful Sun Dried Tomato Spread on a toasted ciabatta bun screams warm weather. Grilled…

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