Family Foodie Featured Friday: The Foodie Army Wife

Family Foodie Featured Friday: Constance from The Foodie Army Wife

by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez · 15 comments

in Sunday Supper Supper Stars

Family Foodie Featured Friday is a weekly feature in which one member of the Sunday Supper Family will be introduced. Pull up a chair and meet the family! Please welcome this week’s Sunday Supper Super Star.


The Foodie Army Wife logoToday on Family Foodie Featured Friday: Constance from The Foodie Army Wife

Who is Constance:  Hi all! My name is Constance Smith and I am the owner and author of The Foodie Army Wife.  As my website indicates, I am the wife of a soldier and I have been for over 22 years. We’ve lived all over including Germany and most recently moved this summer from Alaska to Alabama.

I began my online life in 1998 with a “homepage,” transitioned to blogging in 2006 as “MrsMamaHen,” and officially launched The Foodie Army Wife January 1st, 2013. I love teaching and do so in many ways – whether it is teaching about food, homeschooling my children, or teaching classes for army spouses through volunteer work.

Over the years, I have met many people as an army wife. I love that we can share our traditions, cultures and food with one another. Our army friends become our family, and our traditions grow over time. I have “sisters” in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and more. A soup recipe from my neighbor in Germany. A chicken recipe from my Guamanian neighbor in North Carolina. It is a unique life, and food brings us all together.

Her favorite #SundaySupper theme so far:  My favorite Sunday Supper theme so far, was from Jan 19th 2013 where we took a walk down memory lane and shared recipes from our childhoods and family favorites. I love tradition and history, so that was right up my alley. I shared Corn Casserole – a dish that my mother made and her mother before her. That dish is the single dish that is the smell of the holidays for me. I loved all of the memories that were shared by the contributors for that event. So sentimental and sweet.


Her most popular #SundaySupper post:  My most popular Sunday Supper post so far is my Drunk Moose Meatballs. It was for a tapas party last winter, and I have made that recipe for many events since. It has won cooking contests, been pinned and shared many times, and is regularly still one of the most visited recipes on my website. Of course, I can’t make them out of moose meat anymore, but they taste just as good made in the more “tame” beef variety.

Drunk Moose Meatballs from The Foodie Army Wife

Fun Fact:  When not in the kitchen, I feel most home in the great outdoors. I love hiking, hunting, geocaching, gardening, & photographing nature and wildlife. Needless to say, living in Alaska was a dream come true, and I will forever miss living in the Last Frontier.

Constance from The Foodie Army Wife

Features: I am featured weekly at, and have been published in local and national print, including Home Gourmet Magazine, The Fairbanks News-Minder, The Alaska Post, Military Spouse Magazine and Keeping The Home Magazine.

Catch up with Constance on social media: FacebookTwitter | Pinterest | Google+ | Instagram


I hope that you enjoyed meeting another Sunday Supper member. Please join me again next Friday to meet another member of the family.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina Muir November 29, 2013 at 6:48 am

Hi Constance,

What a lovely little story, so cute, and that is so cool you have travelled a lot. I would love to run in every state, if not do a marathon in every state. You have lived in many, which is awesome! It is amazing how much cultures change between them!

Drunk meatballs look amazing….yum!


Constance Smith November 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

Thank you Tina!


Tina November 29, 2013 at 7:22 am

So happy to have stumbled upon your site! My son is in the Army (ft Stewart) and I will be sure to pass your site along to his wide. Love the photos here. Are you near Eagle Ricer by any chance ?


Tina November 29, 2013 at 7:22 am

Oops, I meant eagle River!


Constance Smith November 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

Hi Tina. When we were in Alaska, we were much further north, up in the Fairbanks area.


Tara November 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

Such a lovely post and I so enjoyed getting to know you more!!


Constance Smith November 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

Thank you Tara :)


Cindys Recipes and Writings November 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

I feel like I know Conni already through Sunday Supper, it was great to learn more and I love her photography!


Constance Smith November 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

Thank you Cindy :)


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious November 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

So interesting! I am now off to make her corn casserole!


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes November 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

wow, so many awesome places Conni! And I remember those meatball!


The Ninja Baker November 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Very much appreciate that you are world traveled dear Conni but love that you’ve stay connected with those who have touched your heart…Congratulations on all your contributions to publications. You are indeed an inspirational lady. P.s. Your bear photo is fabulous!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked November 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Conni, I adore you and your blog! I know I say that with every Featured Friday member – this just goes to show what an amazing group of people we have in Sunday Supper! Girl, the food you cook is amazing and I always love hearing about your family, your travels, and seeing your incredible photos. Your mom is beautiful and I love your drunken moose meatball recipe (although I would make the tamer beef version – I know, I’m not too adventurous when it comes to meat!)


Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) November 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

I love your story! And yes, LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE!! :-)


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons December 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

Loved getting to know a little more about you, Conni! Your life truly is an adventure!


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