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My Judy the Foodie

From kitchen-clueless to comfortable cook, one daughter's journey through memories and meals.

I'm cooking my way through my mom's treasured recipes, sharing anecdotes about family mealtime (and life) along the way.

Shari is a winner of Top 25 Foodie Moms - 2013

What's one of the first recipes you taught your kids to make?

One of my first recipes I taught my kids to make is my mom's famous Banana Chocolate Chip Bread. It's very easy to make and my kids love baking. There isn't a month that goes by without us making at least two loaves--- one to freeze and one to eat right away!

What's a delicious no cook recipe?

I made a no bake chocolate pie that's as tasty as it is easy. You just need to melt the chocolate ....that's literally the hardest part. You get to use a ready-made pie crust and tasty whipped cream for the topping.

What's a great breakfast for a special occasion?

I make an egg souffle with bacon on top that's so tasty. The best part about this dish is the bottom which is covered with a layer of flavored croutons! YUM!

What's a great finger food that your kids love? Please include a link.

Shari Brooks

We LOVE guacamole in our house. We eat it year round and love making it together as a family. One of my kids cuts the avocado and scoops it up, the other one uses the mocajete to grind up the avocado with onions and cilantro. My husband loves dousing the finished product with hot sauce and topping it off with diced tomatoes! We'll eat the guacamole with anything but our favorite is blue corn chips. They're as perfect during the summer at a BBQ as they are in the winter when we're watching the Superbowl! Enjoy.
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