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With love from my kitchen to yours,

The Godmother

Appetizers & Party Snacks

  • Use as a sandwich spread or topping for crackers or celery. Homemade deviled ham is ready in minutes * GoodieGodmother.com

    Homemade Deviled Ham {Leftovers Recipe}

    A classic in Southern cooking, homemade deviled ham makes a great sandwich spread, cracker topping, or mix in! This is a great way to use leftover spiral ham. Let’s take a moment to appreciate ugly food, darlings. Deviled ham definitely isn’t beautiful, but it is versatile, and delicious. Deviled ham takes me back to church […] Read more…

  • Easy Asian Tuna sliders topped with a creamy Asian slaw are a unique slider recipe ready in minutes! * GoodieGodmother.com

    Asian Tuna Sliders

    It’s time for another episode of “Things that Make Us Smile”! In this one, we’ll talk about mini foods, and Asian Tuna Sliders, because both definitely make us smile. Finger foods are always a favorite for parties and people with hands of all sizes. They’re fun in the way foods on a stick are fun, […] Read more…

Beverages

  • Whether you make it as a cocktail or a mocktail, this sparkling mint julep is a lovely drink for a celebration! Large hats optional. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Sparkling Mint Julep

    Whether you make it as a cocktail or a mocktail, this sparkling mint julep is a lovely drink for a celebration! Large hats optional. Let’s believe in celebrations, darlings. Life brings so many challenges it’s easy to forget to celebrate, and yet celebrate we should. And we should wear large, decorative hats while sipping something […] Read more…

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

    Blood Orange Vesper Martini

    The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. 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 […] Read more…

Salads

  • Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Ensaladilla Rusa – Spanish Potato Salad

    Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish.  I made this dish for my Daddy. Today is his birthday and so it seemed fitting to share Ensaladilla Rusa on the blog. When my parents visited last summer, we had a barbecue. The visit coincided with Fourth of […] Read more…

  • Mint provides a refreshing flavor to this mint pea couscous. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Mint Pea Couscous

    Mint pea couscous is the perfect side dish to welcome warmer weather! It’s finally officially warm here, darlings. I needed spring to arrive. I needed warm weather and sunshine, and fresh produce of the green variety. The Godfather and I aren’t “live in winter” people. We’re more like “visit” winter people, and while we didn’t […] Read more…

Soups & Stews

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

    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.  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 […] Read more…

  • The best red bean soup recipe I've ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup - potaje colorado - is a family favorite! The recipe includes instructions for making on the stove top or in an Instant Pot! * GoodieGodmother.com

    Cuban Red Bean Soup {Potaje Colorado}

    The best red bean soup recipe I’ve ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup – potaje colorado – is a family favorite!  Of all the recipes I’ve learned from my in-laws, this is one of my favorites. It’s so easy to make, and there’s something so comforting about bean based soups. They’re creamy without dairy, […] Read more…

Breads

  • The perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar takes this breakfast favorite to the fair! Churro bagels are a perfect sweet breakfast treat, and leftovers freeze well for later. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Churro Bagels

    The perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar takes this breakfast favorite to the fair! Churro bagels are a perfect sweet breakfast treat, and leftovers freeze well for later.  I didn’t know this, but the Godfather and I grew up bagel snobs! Apparently, it’s what happens when one is raised in an area like South Florida […] Read more…

  • Gluten free and refined sugar free, this paleo banana bread still feels indulgent. With a great texture, it's a tasty breakfast treat or snack. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Paleo Banana Bread

    Gluten free and refined sugar free, this paleo banana bread still feels indulgent. With a great texture, it’s a tasty breakfast treat or snack.  I keep one and a half lists of recipe ideas at any given time. One and a half at the moment, but I’m slowly merging the two for simplicity’s sake. “Merging” the […] Read more…

Breakfast & Brunch

  • The perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar takes this breakfast favorite to the fair! Churro bagels are a perfect sweet breakfast treat, and leftovers freeze well for later. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Churro Bagels

    The perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar takes this breakfast favorite to the fair! Churro bagels are a perfect sweet breakfast treat, and leftovers freeze well for later.  I didn’t know this, but the Godfather and I grew up bagel snobs! Apparently, it’s what happens when one is raised in an area like South Florida […] Read more…

  • With fiber, protein, & seasonal fruit, one of our favorite make-ahead winter breakfasts or snacks is this pomegranate vanilla chia seed pudding parfait! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Pomegranate Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

    Pomegranates are a gorgeous winter fruit to enjoy in all sorts of recipes! One of my favorite easy breakfasts or snacks is this pomegranate vanilla chia seed pudding parfait. I’ve always loved pomegranates. As a kid, I thought it was so much fun to open the fruit and pick out the seeds one by one. […] Read more…

Main Dishes

  • Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Ensaladilla Rusa – Spanish Potato Salad

    Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish.  I made this dish for my Daddy. Today is his birthday and so it seemed fitting to share Ensaladilla Rusa on the blog. When my parents visited last summer, we had a barbecue. The visit coincided with Fourth of […] Read more…

  • Make your baked ham extra special with a homemade glaze. It takes just 5 minutes to make the glaze for this bourbon honey glazed ham! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

    Make your baked ham extra special with a homemade glaze. It takes just 5 minutes to make the glaze for this bourbon honey glazed ham!  When I think of ham, I think of thin slices of specially cured pork goodness on sandwiches, as part of tapas, or toppings on pizza, but for holidays or special […] Read more…

Sides

  • Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Ensaladilla Rusa – Spanish Potato Salad

    Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish.  I made this dish for my Daddy. Today is his birthday and so it seemed fitting to share Ensaladilla Rusa on the blog. When my parents visited last summer, we had a barbecue. The visit coincided with Fourth of […] Read more…

  • Mint provides a refreshing flavor to this mint pea couscous. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Mint Pea Couscous

    Mint pea couscous is the perfect side dish to welcome warmer weather! It’s finally officially warm here, darlings. I needed spring to arrive. I needed warm weather and sunshine, and fresh produce of the green variety. The Godfather and I aren’t “live in winter” people. We’re more like “visit” winter people, and while we didn’t […] Read more…

Desserts

  • No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It's creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    No Churn Vanilla Bean Lemon Curd Ice Cream

    No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It’s creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd.  Sometimes food just appears in my refrigerator and I only have a hazy recollection of making it. Even if I only made it a few days prior, which […] Read more…

  • Homemade gelato is ultra creamy, sweet, and this version is a unique make ahead dessert to serve in springtime! Cadbury creme egg gelato is a great way to use all that Easter chocolate! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

    Cadbury Creme Egg Gelato

    Homemade gelato is ultra creamy, sweet, and this version is a unique make ahead dessert to serve in springtime! Cadbury creme egg gelato is a great way to use all that Easter chocolate! I have a confession, darlings. I’ve been holding on to this recipe for almost a year. One year. And that’s a shame, because […] Read more…

Business Tips

  • An important lesson for bloggers in contracts and content copyright when working with sponsored networks. * GoodieGodmother.com

    A Lesson in Contracts and Content Copyright

    Darlings, this post is for my fellow content creators, and inspired by a lesson recently learned by a friend and fellow blogger regarding her experience with sponsored post broker and media company, Social Fabric/Collective Bias. Grab a cuppa and let’s chat a moment about the importance of reading *all* contracts and rights to content. As […] Read more…

  • A Lesson in Value

    Updated 20 January 2015 after an observation from my sister and an e-mail from a Chobani representative.  UPDATE: My sister pointed out to me that they did pin my post to one of their Pinterest boards, so there was a share.  A representative from Chobani e-mailed me about this article and my experience with the […] Read more…