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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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Copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets (almost)

It's easy to make your own Chick-fil-A nuggets at home! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This post updated 7/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I’ve challenged myself to re-shoot old photos from ye olden days where I knew nothing about photography. Enjoy! I’m sort of consistently cooking again ya’ll! This is very exciting. It’s amazing how time efficient one becomes when there are many things to juggle. I love being busy and so the Mary is very happy.…

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Chicken and Dumplings From SCRATCH!

Southern comfort food at its finest - chicken and dumplings from scratch!

This post updated Oct 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add pretty photos to pretty amazing recipes. 😉 Happy Veteran’s Day weekend! I’m not sure it’s necessarily something to celebrate, as the circumstances that make one a veteran are ugly, but it’s a good opportunity to say thank you to those who are brave enough to face the ugliness of combat so we can enjoy the…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Sandwiches/ Slow Cooker Recipes

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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