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Yuca con Mojo

Yuca con Mojo - a delicious Cuban dish that makes a great alternative to potatoes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly} * GoodieGodmother.com

Yuca con mojo – yuca with mojo sauce – is a great substitute for a mashed potato dish. The yuca is satisfyingly starchy and delicious when topped with the garlicky onion-y mojo sauce.  Yuca con mojo is a dish you’ll find at almost any Cuban party and around the family dinner table at least a few times a month. Yuca, a starchy, inexpensive, and versatile edible root found in the…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Side Dishes

Easy Italian Salad Skewers

Keep the holidays simple with flavorful recipes like these Easy Italian Salad Skewers with a homemade balsamic glaze! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com #NestleHoliday #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NestleHoliday #CollectiveBias The holidays can be so hectic, and I feel like I look for easy, no fuss, flavorful meals at this time of year more than any other. This recipe though, goes back almost a decade to when the Godfather and I were broke college sweethearts, then broke newlyweds and grad students. Date…

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Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes

Fresh Herb Rice Pilaf {SRC}

A recipe worth raiding the herb garden! Basil, thyme, oregano, and chives make this from-scratch pilaf colorful and tastier than anything you can buy in a box!

Happy Monday darlings! It’s that time of the month again, Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Today’s is bittersweet for me. I joined the Secret Recipe Club excitedly the moment I had the required number of recipes on the blog, and I looked forward to exploring a new blog each month and trying a different recipe. You may recall the Thai Peanut Wraps, DIY Buttermilk, and Cookie Butter Cookies from previous…

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Old Bay Onion Rings and Lemon Dipping Sauce

Beer Battered Old Bay Onion Rings with Creamy Lemon Dipping Sauce - An appetizer or side dish that's boardwalk ready, no matter where you are!

Never have I known a place to have such a love of a seasoning as the mid-Atlantic does for Old Bay. Moving here, we knew it was popular, especially since the company is based out of Baltimore, but the following for this seasoning is impressive. It’s like the Pabst Blue Ribbon of the spice cabinet, only mainstream and regionally hipster at the same time… a feat I tell you. To…

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Side Dishes

Cuban Sweet Plantains (Maduros)

You'd never guess these Cuban Sweet Plantains, also called "maduros", have no added sugar! A popular and easy to make side dish with just two ingredients.

As I prepared this dish, killing time by playing Candy Crush (as I do), I had a revelation that not only makes me laugh even now, but immediately conjures up the image of my father-in-law handing out food saying “Esto no engorda” (This isn’t fattening). The last time this happened was this past Christmas when he was passing around homemade chicharron (crispy pork rinds) he made on the grill while…

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Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes/ Vegetables

Meyer Lemon Green Beans with Almonds

Enjoy these Meyer Lemon Green Beans as an easy, healthier side dish! Ready in just a few minutes. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This Meyer Lemon Green Beans recipe has been updated with new photos as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project. We enjoy this recipe so much as a quick, healthy side dish alternative to heavier green bean casseroles. I distinctly remember the texture of cold cream of whatever soup in the green bean casserole that came with the Thanksgiving dinners my mom would order at the grocery store. I promise we…

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Blog Recipes/ Breakfast/ Side Dishes

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

The first time I recall having a potato latke made from scratch was when we were visiting my neighbors during Chanukah. When my parents moved into their current neighborhood, the house diagonal to ours was purchased by a lovely elderly couple, and not having their own grandchildren very nearby (yet), they struck up a friendship with my parents and the three little girls living across the street. We’d give them…

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“Not Too Sweet” Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

Need a "not too sweet" sweet potato casserole? This sweet potato casserole with pecans is a family favorite and so easy for Thanksgiving! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans recipe has been updated with new photos as of October 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project. This recipe is a family favorite and has become a tradition in our home. We enjoy it so much, I make it at least one or two times per year outside the holiday season. If you must add marshmallows for guests, I’ve used the same base…

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Pan-Seared Lemon Brussel Sprouts

It’s time for some Godmother “life musings”. If you’d like to skip this part and go straight to the recipe and food talk, please feel free. I still love you, it is okay. I get excited about brussel sprouts too. Recipe talk resumes after the next photo. I do want to take a little moment that defined the rest of my day. As I was unloading the clean dishes from our…

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