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comfort food

Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Toffee Espresso Brownies

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

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

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Soups & Stews

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! The recipe includes instructions for making on the stove top or in an Instant Pot! * GoodieGodmother.com

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, loaded with flavor, and filling in a non-heavy way. Also, Cuban red bean soup is…

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Blog Recipes/ Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Chocolaty Chocolate Cupcakes

What's the point of chocolate cake if there's not chocolate in the batter? Problem solved with these chocolaty chocolate cupcakes! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

What’s the point of chocolate cake if there’s not chocolate in the batter? Problem solved with these chocolaty chocolate cupcakes!  I’m a big fan of melting chocolate right into cake batter. I like my chocolate cake to taste distinctively of chocolate. The only problem with that is that sometimes, like when baking cupcakes, it doesn’t really result in a domed cupcake. I also like domed cupcakes. So once I realized…

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Blog Recipes

Vegetarian Alphabet Soup

Forget the can and make a childhood classic at home! This vegetarian alphabet soup recipe is easy to follow and definitely qualifies as comfort food! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Forget the can and make a childhood classic at home! This vegetarian alphabet soup recipe is easy to follow and definitely qualifies as comfort food! Sometimes, life just falls into place in a funny way at the grocery store. One minute, you’re casually perusing the pasta aisle, and the next, you’re sprinting to the produce section to load up on fresh tomatoes because you *have* to make soup immediately. What…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Bourbon Butterscotch Pudding

A splash of bourbon adds a perfect kick to this easy homemade bourbon butterscotch pudding! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A splash of bourbon adds a perfect kick to this easy homemade bourbon butterscotch pudding!  It feels like I’ve spoken more about simplicity recently. Sometimes to share how to make the seemingly complicated accessible, but mostly because it’s a theme on my mind as the year’s end approaches. Or maybe it’s just my current love of remaking childhood/retro recipes. It’s not gelatin-mold salad-level love just yet, but definitely pudding-level. I…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

Cuban Pork Shoulder

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings!  Cuban cuisine is not complete without talking about (and eating) pork. Pork was the centerpiece of many family meals growing up, whether it was a whole hog for Christmas Eve dinner (known as Noche Buena), or a pork shoulder for Easter and most holidays. Enjoying the meal together as a family is the…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Blondies {Egg Free}

This peanut butter pumpkin blondies recipe is egg free, delicious, and the perfect fall dessert for pumpkin lovers! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Peanut butter pumpkin blondies are a delicious alternative to brownies in the fall. Festive, and easy to make, they’re a great gift or easy dessert. Strange as it sounds, you may thank a protein smoothie for this peanut butter pumpkin blondies recipe. I was on a pumpkin mocha protein smoothie kick for about a week, and the only can of pumpkin I could find in my cabinet was one of those…

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Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes

Ranch Hasselback Potato Casserole

Crispy edges, a creamy center, cheese, and Ranch dressing - this Ranch Hasselback Potato Casserole is a fabulous side dish for potato lovers! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Somewhere between potatoes au gratin and the Hasselback potato, this ranch Hasselback potato casserole is a tasty side dish with everything you love about both dishes. Crispy potato edges and a creamy, cheesy sauce. The NYT Food section sends me on “I must make this!” cooking tangents more often than I should admit. Like last year, when they posted a recipe for a Cheesy Hasselback Potato Casserole and, after I…

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Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes

Bacon Brie Mashed Potatoes

Bacon Brie Mashed Potatoes - Creamy, indulgent, totally loaded mashed potatoes. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Bacon Brie mashed potatoes have all the flavors of a gourmet loaded baked potato with the ease of mashed potatoes! These are, without a doubt, the most indulgent mashed potatoes I have ever served. From time to time, I make cheesy mashed potatoes, or add a bit of bacon, but this recipe felt like a Facebook cooking video come to life. You know, those over-the-top dishes that everyone wants to…

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Blog Recipes/ Breakfast/ Main Dishes

Vegan Breakfast Enchiladas

Vegan breakfast enchiladas! A delicious, savory vegan breakfast recipe that's so good, even "tofu haters" won't care. Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

My easy vegan breakfast enchiladas are a perfect savory vegan weekend brunch or breakfast for dinner recipe. They’re easy to make, and it’s a recipe even omnivores will enjoy! The first words out of the Godfather’s mouth when he tried these vegan breakfast enchiladas were, “are you sure these are vegan?”. This recipe is that good. I’ve been thinking a lot about breakfast recently – it is my favorite meal…

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Soups & Stews

Romesco Potato Soup

A classic potato soup recipe is extra delicious topped with romesco sauce! It's a great weeknight dinner idea, and reheats well for lunch the next day. Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A different take on romesco potatoes, my Romesco Potato Soup is creamy, comforting, and perfect for cool winter evenings! I keep my potatoes and onions in a teacup shaped wire basket on the counter. The garlic sits in the saucer section. It’s rather cute, until we have moments when I don’t realize I have three white potatoes sitting under a small mountain of onions and I buy three more potatoes, and then…

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