Archive of ‘Main Dishes’ category

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…)

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…)

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! 

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

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 turkey or pork shoulder. However, as we have traveled around the United States I have been fascinated at the number of families that do prepare and serve baked ham for special meals. I see why, it’s incredibly easy to bake a ham, and the options for flavors and preparation are many.  (more…)

Yukon Gold Baked Potato Soup

A classic comforting soup recipe, this Yukon Gold baked potato soup is a family favorite! Ready in just a few minutes, it’s comfort food you can make on a weeknight. 

A classic comforting soup recipe, this Yukon Gold baked potato soup is a family favorite!

Darlings, I don’t know what’s happening with the weather here, but it’s cold again. We had some gorgeous 70 degree days and then… a high of 33 F (about 1 C for the rest of the world). Given the mild winter we’ve had this year, that’s cold. For this lifetime Floridian, anything below 70 F will always be cold. Thankfully the temperature will creep back up slowly very soon, but in the meantime, let’s eat soup! (more…)

Easy Garlicky Vegetable Lo Mein

A few minutes is all it takes to whip up this easy garlicky vegetable lo mein recipe! This is a great quick takeaway “copycat” recipe for weeknight meals.

A few minutes is all it takes to whip up this easy garlicky vegetable lo mein recipe! This is a great quick takeaway "copycat" recipe for weeknight meals. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This recipe is once again, courtesy of my recipe club. Recipe club is one of my few social outings each month, and the one meal I can count on eating without cutting food for tiny humans, and these things are a Big Deal right now. I also get to cook based on a theme someone else chooses, which is nice. Well, except for this recipe because I was the hostess and I picked the theme… childhood favorites.  (more…)

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