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Easy Stuffed Eggplants

A family recipe I love! Eggplants stuffed with a savory rice and meat mixture are easy to make and make a beautiful dinner presentation.

Growing up, I knew this dish as a way my mother and grandmother would use leftover stuffed grape leaves filling. Even though we always made two large jars of leaves, we would inevitably have extra rice, and so a large eggplant would be boiled or roasted whole to soften, the insides would be scooped out to make baba ganoush, and we’d fill the middle with the rice mixture and cook…

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Rahmschnitzel – German Schnitzel with Mushroom Cream Sauce

An authentic German recipe for Rahmschnitzel - schnitzel with a from scratch mushroom cream sauce.

I was raised better, but I swear I lick the plate every single time I make this dish and I have no shame. The mushroom cream sauce alone is that good, and since we first tried this at a delicious German restaurant in Colorado Springs last summer, I’ve had to make it several times at home, especially in October as a mini-Oktoberfest celebration food. …

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Cedar Plank Salmon

Individual cedar planks are an elegant way to prepare and plate salmon, and easier to make than you'd think! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I think the Godfather has made up for the time spent away from his grill last year, this summer. We grill year-round, and last year discovered we are “those people” who will be out in the snow, rain, cold, what have you, to grill or barbecue if the mood strikes. Seeing his passion for barbecue and trying new techniques are recipes has been something beautiful to watch because I think…

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Thai Peanut Wrap

Easy Thai Peanut Wrap is a healthy make ahead quick meal. Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Did you know that one of my favorite things in the world is peanut sauce? Peanuts are not just a nostalgic food for me, bringing back images of childhood, but I find them a rather delicious treat in savory and sweet dishes. Today, I’m excited to share with you a peanut sauce recipe to use in a delicious Thai Peanut Wrap. It’s a wonderful way to use up leftover chicken…

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How to Pack a Bento Box

How To Pack a Bento Box - 8 Practical Tips for Newbies on GoodieGodmother.com

This fall, we are planning our first “with a kid” trip to Walt Disney World, and I’m excited. I’m looking forward to experiencing the parks through new eyes and doing some of the kid things the Godfather and I skipped on our previous trips. One thing we won’t skip though is the World Showcase in Epcot, and I hope A enjoys it, because the World Showcase has always been one…

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THE Authentic Cuban Sandwich

How to make an authentic Cuban sandwich, with a little help from your slow cooker if you can't find all the ingredients. ;) Easy, delicious, authentic!

This is The Cuban Sandwich recipe, for The Cuban Sandwich. Cuban sandwiches are easy to make, they’re a staple at restaurants and walk-up windows all over Miami, and they are just one of those South Florida street foods everyone knows. And there is one way to make them. Period. It involves 6 simple ingredients: Cuban bread, mustard, Swiss cheese, pickles, mojo pork, and sweet ham. That’s it. No aioli, no salami,…

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Kansas City Ribs

Copycat Joe's Kansas City rib recipe and barbecue sauce! Make your own fall-off-the-bone ribs and barbecue sauce from scratch at home. Mouthwatering results courtesy of GoodieGodmother.com

When we completed our last cross-country drive the summer of last year, we decided to have a little fun and plan our stops based on major barbecue cities in the United States. We stopped in Kansas City and picked up ah-mazing barbecue from Joe’s Kansas City at their original gas station location, Sugarfire in Oklahoma City, a place I need to look up in Memphis, and the same in South Carolina.…

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Korean Cold Noodles

A not spicy, but still delicious recipe for Korean Cold Noodles (Bibim Naengmyeon)

One of my favorite local grocery stores to visit is a nearby Asian market. It’s always busy, and finding parking alone is usually an adventure in and of itself, but once you’ve parked and navigated the street crossing successfully, you are rewarded with such an incredible variety of foods that you can’t find anywhere else, and a few independently run stalls selling tempting treats. You also get that fantastic run…

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