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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Fresh Cranberry Galette

This tart sweet fresh cranberry galette is an easy alternative to a traditional pie. A little less waiting, great balance of fruit and crust, and ice cream's favorite fall friend. * Recipe on

This tart sweet fresh cranberry galette is an easy alternative to a traditional pie. A little less waiting, great balance of fruit and crust, and ice cream’s favorite fall friend. This year has been very pie-centric for some reason. I don’t know if it was the move, living in a slower paced area, or what, but I’ve made more pies this year than the last 2 combined. And not just…

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Beverages/ Blog Recipes

Ginger Turmeric Sore Throat Soother

A natural caffeine-free way to sooth a sore throat, Ginger Turmeric Sore Throat Soother *

Soothe a sore throat with one of my favorite natural remedies, a ginger turmeric sore throat soother!  Early this year, I was introduced to cooking with fresh turmeric, and I now use it whenever possible in lieu of dry. Not only is it supposed to be super good for you and full of great anti-inflammatory curcuminoids, it tastes good. With seasonal colds starting to make the rounds in the Godfather’s office,…

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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

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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Blog Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Thai ginger lemongrass soup - Authentic Tom Kha Gai - A nourishing and healthy Thai soup recipe by

This month it was my turn to pick the ingredient for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge, and my choice was 100% based on this soup. I picked coconut, since the soup has coconut milk, and I knew it would be an easy ingredient to source for everyone; galangal and lemongrass aren’t always so simple. 😉 But this is the Godfather’s favorite Thai soup, his metric for all Thai restaurants we visit,…

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Blog Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Butternut Squash Soup {dairy-free, vegan, Whole30}

Cozy and creamy, you'd never guess this butternut squash soup recipe is dairy free and compliant with many clean eating dietary guidelines! No nuts or crazy ingredients, just a really good soup.  * Recipe on

Cozy and creamy, you’d never guess this butternut squash soup recipe is dairy free and compliant with many clean eating dietary guidelines! No nuts or crazy ingredients, just a really good soup. Looking at the title for this post with all the dietary qualifiers, I feel like I don’t even sound like myself. Where is the baker Godmother, the cheese-loving Godmother, the Godmother that rivals Paula Deen and Ina Garten in her love of good-quality butter? She’s here. She just started making this soup several years ago by piecing together a few things in the fridge and never really stopped making…

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Blog Recipes/ Breads

Smoked Cheddar Candied Jalapeno Cornbread

Smoked Cheddar Candied Jalapeno Cornbread - Spicy with a hint of sweet and cheesy... need I say more? Recipe on

This post for smoked cheddar candied jalapeno cornbread updated March 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better photos to already delicious recipes!  I got a new toy! After years of wanting a cast iron skillet and for some unknown reason, not actually purchasing one, I have my very own! Actually, it’s not quite my very own as I plan to pick up at least one…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Chicken and Dumplings From SCRATCH!

Southern comfort food at its finest - chicken and dumplings from scratch!

This post updated Oct 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add pretty photos to pretty amazing recipes. 😉 Happy Veteran’s Day weekend! I’m not sure it’s necessarily something to celebrate, as the circumstances that make one a veteran are ugly, but it’s a good opportunity to say thank you to those who are brave enough to face the ugliness of combat so we can enjoy the…

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