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Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey pot pie is one of our favorite ways to repurpose leftover Thanksgiving turkey! With an easy to make crust, and a tasty filling, you'll want to make 2 and freeze one for later! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

*Disclaimer* I will be shooting better “final” photos for this turkey pot pie recipe when I bake the second pie. We were hungry, it smelled amazing. Make it and you’ll understand. 😉 This post *finally* updated November 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project.  This week I learned that I am not ready to cook for three people. I have no idea how to scale servings to account for…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Turkey Lumpia and Vegetable Pancit

I should have doubled this recipe. The recipe made about 18 lumpia and if I hadn’t left some uncooked for photos, you would have no pictures of the finished product because the Godfather would likely have eaten every one, and this is why you need to make this.   As recent California transplants, it’s become very clear that certain foods we took for granted as readily available are not actually…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

The Godfather’s Smoked Turkey

The Godfather's Smoked Turkey - Perfected over nearly a decade, the brine recipe and smoking process for our Thanksgiving turkey results in a juicy, flavorful bird everyone loves. You may also use the brine for a roasted bird if you don't have a grill to smoke. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The Godfather’s Smoked Turkey recipe has been updated with new photos as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better photos to already delicious recipes. Thanks for stopping by! I’m not quite sure how to introduce this recipe. Maybe I can start with the story of how, years ago the Godfather (well before he was the Godfather), set out to create a smoked turkey so we could have…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Vegetables

Cauliflower Flatbread for the Lazy Clean Eater

The lazy clean eater? We are All About That here. If I can skip steps in my healthy recipes to save time in the mealtime dash to get food on the table before the tiny tyrant in the house has a meltdown, I’m doing it. This is actually why I hadn’t posted a veggie flat bread-pizza crust-tortilla-whatever recipe on the blog yet. Most of them seem to require that you pre-cook the…

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Blog Recipes/ Breakfast/ Main Dishes

Meat-Lovers Biscuits and Gravy

Growing up in the South I always had a curiosity about biscuits and gravy. I knew it was a quintessential regional dish loved by many, but I had only been exposed to it at hotel breakfast bars so it weirded me out a little. Lumpy white flour sauce with a few specks of pork sausage floating here and there, congealing slowly over hours in a heat tray. Sounds gross right? I…

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Carmelized Onion Mushroom Bacon Chive Crustless Quiche

I know nothing about farming, but I really want chickens. How neat would it be to have fresh eggs from your own backyard? There are only three minor problems with my brilliant plan. First of all, we don’t have a backyard because we live in a townhouse Second, I understand you need a rooster to get the hens to lay eggs and the neighbors, while understanding about the occasional smoke alarm fiasco,…

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Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Chicken

I believe you can savor dessert without gaining weight if you balance the rest of your diet accordingly. The Godfather and I decided long ago to focus our diet on primarily whole foods and I make many things from scratch for our home. We aren’t always perfect, but we do have a pretty great balance between enjoying healthy nourishing foods and the desserts and treats I like to make. For example,…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Slow Cooker Recipes

Clean Eating Cuban-Style: Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

We are heading into our first “real” winter. The Godfather and I have never actually lived somewhere with “seasons” in the traditional sense. We knew rainy season and not so rainy, blistering hot, and the beach at Christmas – not snow. I really don’t want to think about that right now. I want to cling to the last few rays of warm sunshine, revel in the amazing fall colors and…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Salads

Basil Pine Nut Barley Salad

I went to a farmer’s market in Colorado Springs last week with a friend and her daughter. It was very different from my California markets with booth after booth overflowing with fresh local produce. In fact, there was only one fresh produce vendor and I was a little sad until I spied a crate filled with fragrant fresh basil. Basil is magical! By far one of my favorite flavors to…

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Chicken Cheese Tortellini Casserole (Freezer Friendly)

You know That Feeling that strikes you on Those Days? Sometimes That Feeling is good, and sometimes it’s not so good, but recently in Godmotherland, That Feeling has been beautiful, and in turn, humbling. Remember last month when I shared my goals for 2014? I wanted to simplify so I could better appreciate the wonderful moments in life. I think it’s happened. I’m typing this post while baby girl is…

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Lemon Chicken Pasta

We’ve been all about mastering quick and delicious meals here at the Godmother’s house the past few weeks. Our little one is just over a month old and I’m realizing how quickly she’s growing. On one hand, I’m excited because it means we’ll be able to do so many things together and I’ll get to teach her and watch her discover the world around her. But then, time is passing…

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