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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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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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Mexican Cobb Salad

Fresh flavors shine in this Mexican Cobb Salad with a jalapeno basil vinaigrette! #ad #VidaAguacate * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VidaAguacate #CollectiveBias I make it no secret that I really really really love avocados, and I’ve even referred to avocados as a “lifestyle”. So naturally, when I came across the Vida Aguacate website, I was super excited. So excited that I grabbed my Avocados From Mexico and whipped up this Mexican Cobb Salad.…

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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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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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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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Santa Maria Tri Tip Recipe

Santa Maria Tri Tip Barbecue is California BBQ at its best! Learn how to make it at home (gas or charcoal grill) and enjoy central coast California cuisine no matter where you are! * GoodieGodmother.com

Santa Maria Tri Tip barbecue is about family, and gatherings with friends. This style of barbecue is very specific to the Central California Coast, and it’s delicious! This is the Godfather’s recipe.  I’m a little emotional about sharing this recipe today because it means so much in our little family. Not only is it a delicious reminder of the few years we spent on the California Central Coast, Santa Maria…

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Hash Brown Crust Mexican Pizza

Hash Brown Crust Mexican Pizza * GoodieGodmother.com

My mom was a busy mother of 3, and sometimes we had fast food for dinner, because life happens and that’s okay. One of my favorite treats though, was the Taco Bell Mexican pizzas because of the novelty of the dish. Who doesn’t love Mexican food and pizza? Now that I’m an adult and find my schedule also full, I completely understand why my mother  turned to an easy dinner…

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