Archive of ‘Main Dishes’ category

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…)

Honey Chicken

This honey chicken is a fun takeout copycat recipe to make when you’d like a takeout fix but don’t actually want to order out.

This honey chicken is a fun takeout copycat recipe to make when you'd like a takeout fix but don't actually want to order out. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Let me start by saying this isn’t a quick recipe. It takes a little time to make and is probably best left for a weekend or an evening where you come home a little early. The Godfather and I have made it a few times over the years always for some sort of “occasion”, and it’s always incredibly well received. As a bonus, it’s a wonderful way to satisfy a Chinese food takeout craving without actually leaving the house, and you control the ingredients.  (more…)

Cuban Red Bean Soup {Potaje Colorado}

The best red bean soup recipe I’ve ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup – potaje colorado – is a family favorite! 

The best red bean soup recipe I've ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup - potaje colorado - is a family favorite! The recipe includes instructions for making on the stove top or in an Instant Pot! * GoodieGodmother.com

Of all the recipes I’ve learned from my in-laws, this is one of my favorites. It’s so easy to make, and there’s something so comforting about bean based soups. They’re creamy without dairy, loaded with flavor, and filling in a non-heavy way. Also, Cuban red bean soup is versatile! You can serve it as a soup one day, maybe with crusty bread, or over rice the next. This soup is made either on the stove top or using an electric pressure cooker, and I’ve included instructions below for both. (more…)

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