Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Sandwich Cookies

A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities. 

A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I consider it one of my callings in life to feed everyone. You come to my house, you get fed at least 75% of the time. The percentage is a little low at the moment because life. So let’s talk about what it takes to be a good “feeder”. Part of feeding the world means one keep tabs on people’s preferences, allergies, etc. It may take me a bit to remember someone’s name, but I’ll remember their aunt’s sesame allergy and that they don’t like raw onions in their salad almost instantly. I don’t know if it’s necessarily a useful “talent” in the grand scheme of things, but that’s sort of how these cookies happened.  (more…)

Yukon Gold Baked Potato Soup

A classic comforting soup recipe, this Yukon Gold baked potato soup is a family favorite! Ready in just a few minutes, it’s comfort food you can make on a weeknight. 

A classic comforting soup recipe, this Yukon Gold baked potato soup is a family favorite!

Darlings, I don’t know what’s happening with the weather here, but it’s cold again. We had some gorgeous 70 degree days and then… a high of 33 F (about 1 C for the rest of the world). Given the mild winter we’ve had this year, that’s cold. For this lifetime Floridian, anything below 70 F will always be cold. Thankfully the temperature will creep back up slowly very soon, but in the meantime, let’s eat soup! (more…)

Easy Garlicky Vegetable Lo Mein

A few minutes is all it takes to whip up this easy garlicky vegetable lo mein recipe! This is a great quick takeaway “copycat” recipe for weeknight meals.

A few minutes is all it takes to whip up this easy garlicky vegetable lo mein recipe! This is a great quick takeaway "copycat" recipe for weeknight meals. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This recipe is once again, courtesy of my recipe club. Recipe club is one of my few social outings each month, and the one meal I can count on eating without cutting food for tiny humans, and these things are a Big Deal right now. I also get to cook based on a theme someone else chooses, which is nice. Well, except for this recipe because I was the hostess and I picked the theme… childhood favorites.  (more…)

Toffee Espresso Brownies

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence.

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

There are a few posts on this blog that are what I dub “accidental recipes”. Accidental recipes happen when messing around in the kitchen, creating what you didn’t know you wanted out of what you have. In this case, I didn’t know I wanted dark chocolate-rich brownies with just a hint of espresso and toffee. At least, I didn’t know until I made them.  (more…)

Blood Orange Vesper Martini

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story.

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

When it comes to this time of year and the focus on all things pink, red, and love, I think of James Bond. I know,how romantic, but follow me here. If you put his vices and tendency to get himself into dangerous situations aside, James Bond exhibits qualities one would find really attractive: he’s a sharp dresser, exudes confidence, is witty, and has an uncanny sense of knowing exactly what to do in any given situation. Despite his reputation as a womanizer, James Bond is also a man who knows how to fall in love, and that is the inspiration for this drink. I take you to the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, and the story of the Vesper martini.  (more…)

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