Busy Days and Recipe Round-Up

Breakfast and Brunch, Muffins, Scones, Side Salads | 7 comments

I know I haven’t been posting on my regular schedule lately. The Mother’s Day Gift Guide was no small undertaking. I’m very pleased that it was so well received by all of you! At the time I initially brainstormed the idea and launch date I had forgotten that Eric would be out of town that same week. I definitely only made it through that week on adrenaline. Add to that the headache of the domain name screw up.

Then I had a fun photo-shoot with Albuquerque The Magazine. Liz came over last week. We had a nice time styling the recipe together. She shot some photos of it for the magazine. And then it was my turn. Yikes! I definitely don’t love having my photo taken. I always feel so silly posing, but we still had a good time. You can check out my interview with Jessica Lynn and new summer recipe in the June issue.

I went out of town to visit a friend over the weekend. It was a nice break from reality and I got to see her school’s theater production that she directed. I headed home Sunday night but not without a flight delay first. I’m back and trying to get back in the routine of things. In the meantime, I do have some new recipes for you.


In the midst of all this I started writing for a new site: I’ll be contributing in their blog section weekly. This Spring Mix Salad with Raspberries I posted last week over at Tablespoon would be a wonderful salad for a Mother’s Day Brunch.

Do you do freezer cooking? I don’t stash my freezer with a month’s worth of food like these wonderful ladies do, but I do like to have a few things in there for busy days. We especially love having homemade breakfast goodies available in the freezer. These Pumpkin Carrot Cake Muffins are one of our new favorites for freezing. Be careful though, they’re so good they might not make it to the freezer!


Scones are one of my family’s favorite breakfast foods and though I don’t really need an excuse to make them, the upcoming celebration of Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a scone along with breakfast. Try these Oatmeal Raisin Scones I posted on Tablespoon.

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Maria - May 05, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    I understand the busy days. Life never slows down. Congrats on the magazine feature! Great recipes here!


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    Tricia - May 06, 2010 @ 2:51 am

    And yet you make it look flawless and gorgeous as always!


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    Stacy of KSW - May 08, 2010 @ 2:20 am

    That salad looks AMAZING! I couldn't decide what I wanted to eat for Mother's Day but I think you solved that problem. I'm so angry with myself, I have been wanting to send you a healthy recipe for Pumpkin Carrots muffins for awhile now to see if you would make them (making food look appetizing, especially in photos still avails me) but alas I was too shy and missed my chance. Oh well, maybe next time …


  • 4
    Jessy - May 08, 2010 @ 2:22 am

    Beautiful photography, and the recipes look so easy and delicious. A real timesaver for us busy moms!


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    Tessa - May 08, 2010 @ 3:57 am

    I love recipes that fit into a busy schedule but are also delicious. Your photography is always so beautiful!!


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    Dana - May 09, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    Busy lady! I hope you are having an amazing and relaxing Mother's Day. Gorgeous photos as always.


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    Angie - May 10, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    Your pictures are so pretty, the food looks delicious!


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