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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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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High Peaks Deep Dish Apple Pie

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{UPDATE} The Pick Giveaway Winner plugin chose Christa D. as our winner! Congratulations, Christa! Email me your mailing information and I will forward it onto our friends at Harry & David! This past summer I had the distinct privilege of traveling to Oregon as part of a group of bloggers brought out by Harry &…

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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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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing like a warm cookie on a cold day. While my husband and I play our annual game of “just how long can we wait to fire up the wood stove”, the days are getting cooler and the nights are colder yet. We try to eek as many days wood stove-free as we…

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Pumpkin Cake with Maple Frosting and Apple Cider Caramel

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Fall. Autumn. It’s just around the corner. As in, it’s four days away. Could you pardon me for a moment? (FALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALL YAY! WAHOO! WHOOPWHOOPWHOOP! Zippity hippity hoppity doo dah! YEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!AU-TUMN! Uh huh, uh huh, uh huhuhhuhuhhuh. Happy DANCE! ) Um, thank you. I kind of needed to get that out of my system. I wait…

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