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Blog Recipes/ Salads/ Vegetables

Classic Tabbouleh Salad – Grandma Style

A classic tabbouleh salad recipe, made in the style of my grandmother. Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, and a beautiful presentation make this salad a favorite! * GoodieGodmother.com

A classic tabbouleh salad recipe, made in the style of my grandmother. Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, and a beautiful presentation make this salad a favorite! Tabbouleh is one of those salads that I ate all the time growing up. The ingredients are nutritious and the salad is so easy to prepare for a crowd. My mom or grandmother would chop the vegetables while soaking the wheat, mix everything together without measuring,…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Pistachio Baklava

Pistachio Baklava recipe - sweet, perfectly spiced, and easily customized with walnuts or almonds instead. Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Homemade pistachio baklava is a flaky, buttery, sweet treat that reminds me of time spent in the kitchen with my mother, sisters, and grandparents. It’s been decades since my family last made baklava. I can remember one of the last times we made it together. My grandparents were cooking with us, and it was around Easter because we always made grape leaves and cabbage leaves for Easter. I was in late elementary school or…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Easy Stuffed Eggplants

A family recipe I love! Eggplants stuffed with a savory rice and meat mixture are easy to make and make a beautiful dinner presentation.

Growing up, I knew this dish as a way my mother and grandmother would use leftover stuffed grape leaves filling. Even though we always made two large jars of leaves, we would inevitably have extra rice, and so a large eggplant would be boiled or roasted whole to soften, the insides would be scooped out to make baba ganoush, and we’d fill the middle with the rice mixture and cook…

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