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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – Georgia Style

No smoker required for perfectly pulled pork. A Georgia style dry rub and a few hours of low and slow cooking make the perfect slow cooker pulled pork! Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This slow cooker pulled pork recipe post was updated 8/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better pictures to already delicious recipes!  Hello dolls! That chill is in the air and I’ve finally spared a minute to blog again! The Godfather and I were in Florida for a few weeks visiting family; I didn’t pack a computer and I abhor typing long messages on my phone.…

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Thai Peanut Slaw

This delicious Thai Peanut Salad makes a quick and easy light lunch or side dish! #vegan #healthy

Updated 4/9/15 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photo makeover series.  Time for another kitchen confession! I’m an incredibly lazy cook when I’m not cooking for someone else. This manifests itself once or twice a week when the Godfather and I do not meet for lunch. As a side note, with the exception of about two years in our relationship where we worked about an hour apart, we always meet for…

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Vegan Thai Curry Veggie Bake

Vegan Thai Bake - This easy recipe is packed with protein thanks to nut butters and dairy-free milks, and has an amazing flavor profile thanks to Thai curry paste. Use your favorite seasonal vegetables, and it's easy and cheap comfort food for a crowd.

This post updated Sept 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project, where I add new photos to already delicious older recipes. Enjoy! Did you know broccoli and cauliflower make me cheer? They’re pretty exciting… not quite at the level of brussel sprouts (much to the Godfather’s chagrin), but close. Garlic also gets a similar reaction… and cheese. I digress, back to the broccoli.…

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The Perfect Falafel Pita: Part 2 of 3 – The Falafel

We continue our lessons in “why falafel is not a fried hummus and pita cake ball” with today’s lesson on making… falafel. One kitchen tool I have found absolutely VITAL in making falafel is my food processor. I used to have a bitty little three cup one, which meant that I had to chop things in several batches and THEN mix together in a big bowl. I did this for…

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The Perfect Falafel Pita: Part 1 of 3 – Tahini Sauce

This series in falafel is brought to you in a large part by an experience at a Thai food restaurant. The Godfather and I went to dinner at one of our favorite Thai places, but it was a slow evening and the staff had time to chat. It’s not a very large place, so we overheard snippets of their conversation as we ate. At one point, the conversation turned to…

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Manchego, Chorizo and Spinach Quiche

Easy Spanish Chorizo, Manchego, Spinach Quiche with an olive oil crust. With only minutes of active prep time, you can create an impressive dish perfect for a light meal. Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This post updated August 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project.   This past Saturday was the annual recital for Garcia Dance Studio. The studio has over 200 students and the spring recital is always a sold out event, even with two shows. There’s always a break between afternoon show and the evening show, and most dancers, famished after being at the theater since the morning for run through…

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Grilled Cheese Gone Gourmet: Bacon, Basil, Tomato with Mozzarella

Basil, Bacon, Mozzarella Grilled Cheese. A BBMT? No matter what you call it, it's delicious! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This post updated June 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project. I re-make and re-shoot an old recipe from the blog, then post the new photos along with the old photos. Did you know April is Grilled Cheese Month? Neither did I until I was wasting time on Facebook catching up on the news one morning earlier this month. Not the kind of people to let an important national holiday…

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Stuffed Grape Leaves… not dolmades!

This recipe, like all good family recipes, was taught to me when I was young. No measurements, you just knew when it was right by the way the spices sat in your hand when poured from the bottle and the smell. If the smell takes me back to a kitchen table sitting with my mom, sisters and grandparents rolling leaves, it’s right. Since I can’t take you back there with…

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Fresh Spinach Whole Wheat Pasta

Can you believe this is the last post I’m writing for you from our home in the Santa Ynez Valley? Next stop, Vandenberg AFB down the road. I almost didn’t have a recipe post for you because we’re trying to prepare everything before the movers show up bright and early Monday morning, but I was planning on making this pasta anyway to use up some extra egg yolks and spinach…

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Turkey Spinach Lasagna

As many of you know, the Godfather and I are moving (again). We’re still going to be in Santa Barbara County, but we’re moving a smidge further north to cut the Godfather’s commute a bit. We’re T-9 days to the move and this past week I decided we probably should start using some of the perishable foods we have stored in the freezer so there’s less to move. Freezing food…

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Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef)

Ropa vieja is one of the Godfather’s favorite “comfort foods”. When his mother or grandmother would make extra on a day he was home, he would occasionally bring it back to the dorms celebrating that we had a few meals where we weren’t relying on good old Chartwell’s (the cafeteria management company), dining out, or whatever we could concoct in a microwave. We would eat it with leftover rice (if…

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Weeknight Matzo Ball Soup

After a few beautiful “California winter” days, the weather just turned rainy and gray and cold and ick. Even with a vacation coming up and the intoxicating smells of challah bread coming from the kitchen, I couldn’t get over the funk I was in and I really wanted some comfort food. Had those days? Comfort food for me isn’t always about calorie-laden foods, but about smells and experiences that evoke…

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