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Creole Shrimp {Camaron Criollo}

A savory Cuban shrimp dish, creole shrimp (or camaron criollo) is a tasty and relatively quick meal to make at home. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A savory Cuban shrimp dish, creole shrimp (or camaron criollo) is a tasty and relatively quick meal to make at home. This is another Cuban dish I learned to make by watching my in laws. It actually came to the blog accidentally. My in-laws were visiting, and my father spied some shrimp at the market that he thought looked absolutely fabulous. 30 seconds later, plans to go out that evening…

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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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Shrimp and Crab Fisherman’s Pie

Need a seafood alternative to the traditional shepherd's pie? This shrimp and crab fisherman's pie is loaded with incredible flavors and lovely enough to serve as an alternative main dish to holiday meals! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Need a seafood alternative to the traditional shepherd’s pie? This shrimp and crab fisherman’s pie is loaded with incredible flavors and lovely enough to serve as an alternative main dish to holiday meals! Since childhood, I thought shepherd’s pie was one of the neatest dishes. Something about the combination of meat, vegetables, and mashed potatoes seemed so comforting and unique. It was also a dish I could convince my mother to…

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Breakfast/ Main Dishes

Low Carb Jicama Breakfast Skillet

Give the traditional breakfast skillet a healthier makeover! Try this low carb jicama breakfast skillet next time you're in charge of brunch or want breakfast for dinner. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Give the traditional breakfast skillet a healthier makeover! Try this low carb paleo jicama breakfast skillet next time you’re in charge of brunch or want breakfast for dinner. Many years ago, I read about jicama on a low carb recipe makeover board. When I spied it in the grocery store, I picked one up and used it as a substitute for potatoes for breakfast one morning. We loved it! Jicama…

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Chipotle Turkey Panini

Inspired by the chipotle turkey panini the Godfather and I used to enjoy at the Storm Surge Cafe on the University of Miami campus, this panini makes a tasty and quick lunch or dinner! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Inspired by the chipotle turkey panini the Godfather and I used to enjoy at the Storm Surge Cafe on the University of Miami campus, this panini makes a tasty and quick lunch or dinner! We recently returned from a family vacation/family visit to Florida, and a conversation between the Godfather and I made this recipe seem exceptionally appropriate to share. You see, we visited campus. By “campus” I refer to…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Soups & Stews

Jalapeno Chili

The key to amazing chili is starting with great ingredients and layering the flavors just right! My jalapeno chili recipe is easy to follow, makes a ton (great for crowds), and freezes well for later. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The key to amazing chili is starting with great ingredients and layering the flavors just right! My jalapeno chili recipe is easy to follow, makes a ton (great for crowds), and freezes well for later. This summer was an important one in terms of gardening for me. I learned that I cannot grow zucchini in containers, but that I am rather good at growing peppers and tomatoes. Next year we…

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Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo - A delicious, economical, and clean eating friendly ground beef recipe! * GoodieGodmother.com

Cuban picadillo is an economical, easy to make, delicious dish! It’s great served with rice or salad, and with wholesome ingredients, is a great ground beef recipe to add to your dinner rotation.  It seems fitting to be posting a Cuban recipe today. My in-laws are visiting, and I have very much appreciated the chance to pick their brains about cooking while here. In fact, one of the recipes you’ll see soon-ish…

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Main Dishes/ Sandwiches

Avocado Tuna BLTs

Avocado Tuna BLTs - skip the mayo, but still enjoy everything about a tuna BLT in this better-for-you spin on a classic lunch sandwich. #OnlyAlbacore #CG #ad

Do you know why I love back to school? Not only is there my love of shopping for cute school supplies, but I also get loads of lunch inspiration. Even before I had a little one, I would look at all the healthy lunch ideas, borrowing accordingly for the office. Traditional lunch combinations can get boring! To keep things exciting, I look for ways to combine nutritious ingredients in new ways, and inspiration is…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes/ Sauces and Condiments

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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Alsatian Salmon

Alsatian Salmon Recipe - Give your staycation a French spin with this easy dish! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Enjoy the French German flavors of Alsace even if you can’t make it to Europe! This Alsatian salmon recipe was inspired by dinner at a lovely restaurant in Strasbourg, France.  Darlings, I am a firm believer in experiences over things. In my life, I’ve realized that what I cherish most, what stands out to me, are the experiences I’ve been blessed with, both good and bad, because they’re all part…

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Grilled Mahi Mahi with Shisito Tartar Sauce

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Shisito Tartar Sauce - Lighter fare for the grill with a tartar sauce like you've never had before! * GoodieGodmother.com

Grilled fish is a light and quick dinner, even on busy weeknights! You can make it on a gas or charcoal grill, or just keep things simple and fire up the grill pan. Shisito peppers add a unique twist to homemade tartar sauce. This is another recipe inspired by my baby sister’s birthday dinner at Hula Girl in Arlington; the root beer sticky ribs are the other. I’d actually been…

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