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Mary (The Goodie Godmother)

Blog Recipes/ Breads/ Desserts and Sweets

Blackberry Gin and Tonic Pound Cake

Inspired by a summertime twist on a classic cocktail, this blackberry gin and tonic pound cake is a delightful anytime treat or gift to share with friends! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Inspired by a summertime twist on a classic cocktail, this blackberry gin and tonic pound cake is a delightful anytime treat or gift to share with friends! I love it when one food inspires another in a completely unrelated category. Sometimes the best ideas in the kitchen, and life in general, happen at the most arbitrary times. Take this bread for example. It’s just a variation on a classic quick…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Sandwiches/ Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

When time is short, but you need an easily customized healthy meal, make some slow cooker chicken gyros! Recipe includes instructions for the instant pot too if you're short on time! * Recipe on goodiegodmother.com

When time is short, but you need an easily customized healthy meal, make some slow cooker chicken gyros!   Summer is a busy time! Longer days definitely don’t mean more down-time. If your summer is anything like ours, it’s filled to the brim with lots of summer things. We aren’t taking any big trips this summer, but our days have plenty of pool time, outside adventures, and local fun on…

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Blog Recipes/ Breads/ Breakfast

Honey Scones

Skip the sugar and enjoy these honey scones sweetened naturally with local honey. They're even better the next day, so great to make in advance for brunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Skip the sugar and enjoy these honey scones sweetened naturally with local honey. They’re even better the next day, so great to make in advance for brunch! I recently deleted the Facebook app from my phone, and I don’t plan to add it again. In fact, I’ve stepped away from a lot of social media at the moment. I still post some for the blog, of course, but personally, I’ve…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

No Bake Matcha Lemon Ginger Tart

Need an easy yet elegant dessert? Make this No Bake Matcha Lemon Ginger Tart today! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Need an easy yet elegant dessert? Make this No Bake Matcha Lemon Ginger Tart today! Are you as in love with matcha as I am? The Godfather and I discovered matcha lattes way back in Georgia at a neighborhood coffee shop. We adored them! The earthy green tea hit the spot as far as warm drinks go. At the risk of sounding hipster, this was before matcha was trendy. 😉…

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Blog Recipes/ Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Six Inch Chocolate Cake with Tahini Buttercream Frosting

A six inch chocolate cake is the perfect size for smaller groups! Make this delicious chocolate cake recipe and pair it with a light and nutty tahini buttercream frosting. You know those days when you want a cake, but you don’t need a “whole cake”? Like, just enough cake for maybe 5-8 people. A standard 8 inch cake feeds about 16, way too big for a small celebration. So what…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate, vanilla, and cheesecake! These Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars are a crowd pleasing dessert. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Chocolate, vanilla, and cheesecake! These Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars are a crowd pleasing dessert. Name your top 3 ice cream flavors from childhood. Chances are, cookies and cream was somewhere in there. Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate cookies, creamy filling, and EVEN MORE DESSERT? Cookies and cream anything is like getting milk, cookies, and a bonus extra something else. In this cake, bonus cheesecake. I can’t even…

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Travel

Why You Should Travel With Young Children

Why you should travel with young children * GoodieGodmother.com

It may seem daunting, but traveling with your kids can be such a rewarding experience! Here are some reasons why you should travel with young children…   Quite a few of the upcoming posts in the travel section of Goodie Godmother are going to talk about traveling with children because the Godfather and I often do. We didn’t plan to travel as much with young children. I mean, we thought…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Whether you make them indoors on a grill pan or fire up the outdoor grill, these grilled shrimp tacos put you in a beach state of mind no matter the weather. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Whether you make them indoors on a grill pan or fire up the outdoor grill, these grilled shrimp tacos put you in a beach state of mind no matter the weather. We can all agree that tacos are amazing, right? The possibilities for fillings are endless, they’re perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, and you almost always have the ingredients to make some kind of taco in the house at…

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Blog Recipes/ Cookies and Macarons/ Desserts and Sweets

Bakery Style Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Soft, chewy, thick, and utterly decadent, these bakery style chocolate peanut butter chip cookies taste are milk's best friend. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Soft, chewy, thick, and utterly decadent, these bakery style chocolate peanut butter chip cookies taste are milk’s best friend.  Darlings, life is always better when we have cookies. Especially thick, chewy, soft, loaded with ALL THE CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER cookies. Like these beauties. About the size of your palm, and about as thick, these cookies are the stuff of dreams, particularly when served warm. …

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Breakfast

Southwestern Barley Breakfast Bowls

Filling and easy to prepare, these hearty Southwestern Barley Breakfast Bowls make a great whole foods breakfast option. * GoodieGodmother.com

Filling and easy to prepare, these hearty Southwestern Barley Breakfast Bowls make a great whole foods breakfast option. I cannot function in the morning without a good breakfast. I need something filling, with a balance of protein, carbs, and fat to keep me from getting hangry before I’m even out the door. Cereal does not cut it for this girl. So to keep things interesting, I like to experiment with…

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Blog Recipes/ Decorating Tutorials/ Desserts and Sweets

Blooming Matcha Marshmallows

Celebrate Spring, your love of matcha, or just unique sweets with this beautiful blooming matcha marshmallows recipe and tutorial!  * GoodieGodmother.com

Celebrate Spring, your love of matcha, or just unique sweets with this beautiful blooming matcha marshmallows recipe and tutorial!  Let’s talk about blooming. These blooming matcha marshmallows are actually inspired by my friend Melissa who had one on a trip to NYC. She asked me if I thought I could reverse engineer it, and since I already planned to make matcha marshmallows, we take the recipe, get a little creative,…

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Blog Recipes/ Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Peppermint Bark Cake

Christmas candy meets Christmas cake in this minty, chocolaty, decadent peppermint bark cake recipe.  * GoodieGodmother.com

Christmas candy meets Christmas cake in this minty, chocolaty, decadent peppermint bark cake recipe.  If you’ve been around a little while, you may have noticed the lack of cakes this year on the blog. Welcoming princess #2 left me with little time for full cakes until the Fall, when I missed baking them too much. So Merry Everything to everyone, because cakes are back! And it feels so good *karaoke…

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