Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

Make your own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix for dressings and dips. No MSG. foodiewithfamily.com

When I shared my Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos recipe two weeks ago, I suggested using homemade dry ranch dressing mix in the seasoning. I then received several kind but confused emails from readers asking just where on  FWF they could find this recipe. Um, oops? I hadn’t published it yet. Today, I make it right…

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Roasted Banana and Caramel Milkshake

Roasted Banana Caramel Milkshake from foodiewithfamily.com #dessert

What you are looking at is the current resident of the top of the list of things my sixteen year old wants for me to make for him when Lent is over. That boy has so much willpower it puts his daddy and I to shame. He gave up sweets for Easter. While I’ve been…

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Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing from foodiewithfamily.com #Lemon #Garlic #Oregano #OliveOil

You should know that I am incapable of resisting a salad.  This is almost entirely due to my dear, sweet mother’s BIG GREEN SALAD habit. I know a lot of women blanch at the thought of becoming their mother, but this is not a concern for me. My mom is a saint. She’s a nurse…

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Fish Chowder made with Cod and Dill

Fish Chowder made with Cod and Dill foodiewithfamily.com #chowder #soup #Lent

You know why I never order chowder when I go out to eat? It’s because chowder is a food that I want to hunker over with my face just inches from the bowl sniffing it and generally behaving like a happy animal. Chowder is comfort food writ large for me and comfort food is meant…

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Cucumber Scallion Salad {5 Minute Recipe}

Cucumber Scallion Salad {5 Minute Recipe} foodiewithfamily.com

With the notable exception of vegans, is there anyone out there who couldn’t possibly use a few more vegetables in their diet? I know my family could. This is most especially true of my potatoes-peas-and-the-occasional-carrot third child and my two youngest, the charter members of the anti-veg contingent. The two eldest eat everything that isn’t…

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Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes. Velvety, rich, smooth and packed with flavour. foodiewithfamily.com #butter #potatoes

I remember hearing once that the über-chef Joël Robuchon believed the ideal ratio of potatoes to fat in mashed potatoes was 2-to-1 by weight. I also remember thinking it was nutty. Two pounds potatoes to one POUND of butter? Sure, Joël. Sure. …Then one day I was making mashed potatoes -as in, I had already…

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