Orange and Black Tea Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies

Orange and Black Tea Olive Oil Shortbread #cookie #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for rich, olive oil shortbread cookies flavored with black tea and orange zest, rolled in sugar or with an orange glaze drizzled over the top. I cleared and wiped down the counter for the seventh time since waking up that morning, rinsing the washcloth under the scalding water and wringing it out. The dishwasher hummed to life, and on … more

A New Look for the New Year

A New Look for a New Year: FoodforMyFamily.com Redesign

Wishing you a Happy New Year and unveiling the new look for Food for My Family. This past week was one of purging. Dressers were pulled from the walls, swept behind, pushed back. The dusty area under the bed was cleaned until it sparkled. The topmost shelves were emptied and then carefully collated with an assortment of old and new. Space was … more

Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps: Christmas Cookie Crunch Time

Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps #cookies #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Cardamom-kissed sugar flavors these mascarpone crisp cookie curls. Fragrant and reminiscent of both pastry and shortbread, these are a delightful addition to dessert served alongside a cup of coffee or tea. Thursday night I tucked my son in after explaining the virtues of gift-giving, teachers' gifts for the last day of school before break slid … more

Thai Basil Beef with Coconut Rice: $4/Serving Whole Foods Meals

Thai Basil Beef with Coconut Rice #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for fragrant and spicy Thai basil beef served over rich coconut rice all for under $4 a serving. The door swings open, the screen door behind it creaking on its hinges, the winter wind whistling as the sounds of my children's voices cut through the calm of the house. Chaos has come. The three of them barrel through the small opening … more

Eucalyptus Mint Whipped Body Butter: Homemade Gift Ideas

Eucalyptus Mint Whipped Body Butter via FoodforMyFamily.com

How to make homemade whipped body butter cream with coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. Great for personalized Christmas and holiday gifts or to pamper yourself during the winter season. "Teeth, hair, lunch box, backpack, coat, shoes, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens," the morning chant escapes my … more

Peanut Butter Balls {Buckeyes} Recipe

Peanut Butter Ball (Buckeye) #cookies #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Creamy peanut butter and crunchy quinoa cereal are coated in a smooth chocolate coating. Whether you call them buckeyes or peanut butter balls, these classic cookies are ones not to miss. Rather than Christmas carols, Clark Griswold is in the background stringing lights and crunching through the snow with his kids from a small laptop screen on … more

Gruyère Gougères

Gruyère Gougères #appetizer #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for Gruyère Gougères appetizers, tiny crisp pastry pillows made with choux dough bursting with intense Gruyère flavor. I would like to be the type of person that throws parties. Big, raucous celebrations with champagne flutes and confetti, music playing in that just-loud-enough way where you can dance to it but still talk to your … more