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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Salads

Grilled Skirt Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Fire up the grill and whip up a steakhouse-worthy treat at home. This grilled skirt steak salad with blue cheese dressing is a hearty salad for the steak-loving crowd.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Fire up the grill and whip up a steakhouse-worthy treat at home. This grilled skirt steak salad with blue cheese dressing is a hearty salad for the steak-loving crowd.  This meal was originally inspired by a skirt steak with blue cheese wrap at a hotel restaurant during one of my business trips. However, I feel the story behind making this salad is worth telling instead of talking about the inspiration. …

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Sauces and Condiments

Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

Make your baked ham extra special with a homemade glaze. It takes just 5 minutes to make the glaze for this bourbon honey glazed ham! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Make your baked ham extra special with a homemade glaze. It takes just 5 minutes to make the glaze for this bourbon honey glazed ham!  When I think of ham, I think of thin slices of specially cured pork goodness on sandwiches, as part of tapas, or toppings on pizza, but for holidays or special occasions, I don’t always think of preparing a baked ham – I usually make my smoked…

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Beverages/ Blog Recipes

Blood Orange Vesper Martini

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. When it comes to this time of year and the focus on all things pink, red, and love, I think of James Bond. I know,how romantic, but follow me here. If you put his vices and tendency to get himself into dangerous situations aside, James Bond exhibits qualities one would find really attractive: he’s a…

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Beverages/ Blog Recipes

Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail

A perfect drink for cool evenings and changing seasons, the Bourbon Maple Leaf cocktail is great for sipping alone or pairing with cool weather comfort food. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A perfect drink for cool evenings and changing seasons, the Bourbon Maple Leaf cocktail is great for sipping alone or pairing with cool weather comfort food.  Bourbon is one of my favorite spirits. This is strange for someone originally from Florida, where depending on which side of Lake Okeechobee you live it’s a toss-up between rum and Jack Daniel’s. Bourbon was something I wasn’t exposed to until college, and since…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

Cuban Pork Shoulder

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings!  Cuban cuisine is not complete without talking about (and eating) pork. Pork was the centerpiece of many family meals growing up, whether it was a whole hog for Christmas Eve dinner (known as Noche Buena), or a pork shoulder for Easter and most holidays. Enjoying the meal together as a family is the…

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Eastern North Carolina Style Pork Shoulder

If you can't make a whole hog, don't fret! The Godfather's Eastern North Carolina Style Pork Shoulder recipe and the accompanying slightly spicy vinegar sauce still satisfies your North Carolina barbecue cravings! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

If you can’t make a whole hog, don’t fret! The Godfather’s Eastern North Carolina Style Pork Shoulder recipe and the accompanying slightly spicy vinegar sauce still satisfies your North Carolina barbecue cravings! The Godmother and I fondly look back to our last cross-country road trip as the Great Barbecue Tour. It was a hot summer, our belongings packed in two separate cars, and it was our first cross-country road trip with a…

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Hawaiian Inspired Root Beer Sticky Ribs

Sticky, saucy, sweet and spicy, these Hawaiian-inspired root beer sticky ribs are a crowd pleaser! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Inspired by a dish we tried at a local Hawaiian restaurant, The Godfather created grilled root beer sticky ribs! With an addicting sweet and spicy flavor, this is a great unique grilling recipe to try.  While we lived in California, we had the opportunity to try casual Hawaiian food. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of how Cuban food is plated for lunch in South Florida: every meal comes with…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

Grilled Bulgogi Flank Steak

Did you know international flavors are perfect for the grill? Try this grilled bulgogi flank steak recipe for a tender grilled steak with Korean flavors! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Did you know international flavors are perfect for grilling? The Godfather shares one of his new favorites, a grilled bulgogi flank steak, inspired by Korean cuisine! We love to serve it over rice and make rice bowls! This post is part of the #CookoutWeek series. I am fortunate to have had my first experience with Korean food with the Godmother while we lived in California. On one of our getaways to the…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue

Grilling Essentials & #CookoutWeek Welcome!

A list of 6 practical grilling essentials recommended by our resident pit master/grill master, The Godfather!

  Around this time of the year, when you’re out for your evening walks or jogs, you can’t help but smell some tasty grilled or barbecued foods being made by your neighbors. As soon as the smell hits you, you immediately wonder what it is, and perhaps wonder how to make friends with them to then be invited over for dinner. If you’re like The Godmother and I, you may…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue

Chocolate Porter Grilled Chicken Wings

Chocolate porter grilled chicken wings are sweet and smoky with a hint of heat. A perfect unique grilled chicken wing recipe to enjoy this summer! * GoodieGodmother.com

Chocolate porter grilled chicken wings are sweet and smoky with a hint of heat. A perfect unique grilled chicken wing recipe to enjoy this summer!  I love pub food…the combination of a wide assortment of drinks, grilled and/or fried foods, and a good supply of napkins make up a fun environment for friends and family. And you know a good pub is worth coming back if your recommendation to others…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes/ Sandwiches

The Godfather Burger

A beef patty recipe 10 years in the making, this is the Godfather's secret to making juicy flavorful burgers perfect for the grill. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The Godfather Burger patty recipe is juicy, perfect for the grill or grill pan, and works with every topping combination we’ve ever tried! Ten years in the making, this is The Godfather’s first official post on Goodie Godmother (far from his first recipe), and our favorite beef burger patty!  Who doesn’t enjoy a good grilled beef burger?  Okay…vegans wouldn’t want the beef patty, but that’s besides the point (vegetarians can try…

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