Lemon Sun-Dried Tomato Linguine

Less finicky than an alfredo, but still creamy and comforting, this lemon sun-dried tomato linguine recipe is a winner!

Less finicky than an alfredo, but still creamy and comforting, this lemon sun-dried tomato linguine recipe is a winner! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Recently, I’ve been working on becoming a better cook. I’m a good baker, and a solid cook – remaking leftovers on the fly is my specialty – but there’s room for improvement. What the blog doesn’t show are the super quick meals I piece together most weekdays. Scrambled eggs with vegetables are a perfectly acceptable dinner in my opinion. But now that I’ve been blogging seriously a little while, I feel I need to up my game in the simple savory food department. A good pasta dish seemed like a good place to start. (more…)

Chocolate Stout Beer Waffles with Whiskey Syrup

Beer for brunch? Delicious and totally acceptable if it’s in these chocolate stout beer waffles with whiskey syrup!

Who says you can’t have beer for breakfast? Beer is a wonderful ingredient to use in baking and cooking, so when I came across a recipe for beer waffles using a pale ale, I decided to adopt it a bit and use a stout. And since I think stouts and chocolate pair very well, I decided to make these chocolate stout waffles. To take them over the top, I went ahead and made a whiskey infused syrup as well, because why not? (more…)

Cabbage Kale Tahini Slaw

A CSA-inspired salad, this cabbage kale tahini slaw is easy, and most importantly, delicious!

A CSA-inspired salad, this cabbage kale tahini slaw is easy, and most importantly, delicious! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I was chatting with some blogger friends recently and the concept of “finding your blog’s niche” arose. If you find the right tiny corner of the internet and post just in one category, your blog is supposed to grow. It seems “everything I think tastes good” – my answer – isn’t a niche. Oh well. (more…)

Elvis Sweet Rolls

A sweet roll worthy of The King of Rock and Roll, these peanut butter, banana, and bacon delights are aptly titled, Elvis Sweet Rolls.

A sweet roll worthy of The King of Rock and Roll, these peanut butter, banana, and bacon delights are aptly titled, Elvis Sweet Rolls. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This Elvis sweet rolls recipe was 3 years and 90 minutes in coming. A few years back, when I was toying with the idea of a serious food blog instead of a home bakery, I started testing recipes. One day, a craving for cinnamon rolls struck while I was listening to Elvis. This reminded me of the Elvis sandwich, and inspired me to create a sweet roll recipe. If you’re unfamiliar with the Elvis sandwich, it’s a peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich supposedly loved by Elvis. I made one batch of Elvis sweet rolls, invited a few friends over to test, and then got distracted and shelved the idea for three years.
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Ensaladilla Rusa – Spanish Potato Salad

Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish. 

Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I made this dish for my Daddy. Today is his birthday and so it seemed fitting to share Ensaladilla Rusa on the blog. When my parents visited last summer, we had a barbecue. The visit coincided with Fourth of July, and when it’s summer (or winter, or anytime really) and the Godfather has time, we barbecue or grill. There is a difference between barbecuing and grilling, but that’s for another post. When I asked my parents about side dishes, my father requested Ensaladilla Rusa, one of his favorite childhood dishes from Spain. I’m a Daddy’s girl, and so I worked out a recipe and he approved! (more…)

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