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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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Slow Cooker Sesame Ginger Pork with Grilled Pineapple

Hawaiian Ginger Sesame Pork in the slow cooker. Easy. Healthy. Delicious! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Only a few weeks to go until it’s officially Spring and I can put our first “real” winter (the kind with snow) behind us! A “winter person” I am not. It’s lovely to visit after a fresh snow, but the frigid temperatures, grey skies, and not nearly enough “Winter Wonderland” type scenes to make up for it all winter style of Northern Virginia needs to be replaced by spring, flowers, and…

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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits is the perfect Southern comfort food. So delicious and easy to make at home from scratch! Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This post has been updated as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better photos to delicious recipes!   There are days I’m homesick for a place I only called home for a short while. I want to go back to where the tea was a little too sweet, everyone who didn’t drink coffee in the morning likely had a Diet Coke, there was such thing as the office…

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Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs

Do you remember that scene in “Lady and the Tramp” when Lady and Tramp shared a plate of spaghetti and meatballs under the stars? Of course you do. I bet you even tried slurping your spaghetti at least once, much to your mother’s dismay, and thought about sharing one long spaghetti with a special someone. That doesn’t work by the way, the Godfather and I tried it and it’s really…

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Crispy Oven Roasted Pork Belly

Crispy Pork Belly is easy to make in the oven. This recipe has a beautiful blend of flavors like tumeric, garlic, and cinnamon, so the leftovers are even better! Serve freshly roasted for Chinese New Year or cut into cubes and slices and pan fry for an extra crispy treat!

This post updated January 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add new photos to older recipes.  We have really gotten into pork belly recently. It was all the rage several years ago, driving prices through the roof, but now that trends have moved on, it’s back to being a delicious, very inexpensive, cut of meat. Pork belly is the cut that is seasoned and smoked to…

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Slow Cooker Short Ribs

I think every year needs a word to be a personal theme or mantra. Last year, I chose “fearless” and worked on letting go of a lot of my fears, whether it be a fear of walking away, fear of trying something new, fear of unfamiliar territory… I spent the year letting go of my fears. When I was thinking about this year’s plans the other day, the word “unstoppable” came…

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Vegan Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

I’ve been dreaming about this meal for over two weeks now, but I wouldn’t let myself make it until I started my Whole30 as on of my celebratory “yay for me” meals. I could eat this daily, for a week, and be content. It’s quick to prepare, tastes incredible, and is loaded with good-for-you things like omega-3s, healthy fats, fiber, all of that and then some. Did I mention it’s…

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Ropa Vieja – Cuban Shredded Beef

Looking back at my 2014 Pinterest statistics, I noticed that one of the most popular Goodie Godmother pins was the slow cooker ropa vieja recipe I posted in March 2013. That’s some pretty impressive longevity, but I think it’s time to revisit the recipe. For one, my photography has improved dramatically since then and I’m no longer just shooting with my iPhone. And second, because I don’t really use the jarred…

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The Ultimate Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This extra cheesy baked macaroni is the ultimate in comfort food! Ultimate baked macaroni and cheese recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This recipe for the ultimate baked macaroni and cheese updated March 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography series in which I add better photos to already delicious recipes!  I grew up on blue box macaroni and cheese. Not that we ate it very frequently, because we didn’t, but it was the only kind of macaroni and cheese I remember eating. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when one is…

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