Friday, September 14, 2007

Good Muffins

My how time does fly when you're having fun. In celebration of the new school year and the cooling temperatures, I bring you the good muffin. Vegan recipe, pumpkin, organic flour and sugar and eleven herbs and spices make this a tasty treat as is with a hot cuppa. Currently featured at Donkey Coffee and Espresso, Athens Ohio.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Height of Fashion

Matching your food to your outfit. That's what's in this season at the Goodhome, where Ben models a handsome knit top and his choice of egg, specially picked to coordinate with his outfit. (His original choice was a complementary blue, but his sister 86d that choice).

I think it looks lovely on the pink Fiestaware plate. Blue just wouldn't have looked as good.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Good Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday, and it was a good one. Marty was able to get me The Art of Embroidery, which is full of wonderful photos and inspiration (I have a whole new direction for the spider quilt I was planning).

And there was good cake for all (from Nigella Lawson's "Feasts" book, the chocolate espresso cake. I added a chocolate ganache-like drizzle and some confectioner's spangles for fun.

Full view.

Hey, who ate a slice already!? (Marty, that's who. But I gave it to him, so can't complain :)

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Good Lasagne

The Schwan delivery truck came by yesterday and brought us Mediterranean Vegetable blend. Rather than put it in the lasagne (wouldn't that have been good? but no one else here but me would've thought so), I made a bed of a serving and put the lasagne on top. Lileks-esque photography aside, it really did taste good. And this lasagne baked up nice and thick, I am not sure why. Maybe because I used the oven ready noodles instead of the usual pre-boiled ones.

Thursday, April 5, 2007


From Nigella Lawson's "How to be a Domestic Goddess", I bring you, THE BLINTZ:

Tasty in the pan, but just wait:

Decked out in a little Fiestaware bowl, with its dressing of blueberry sauce and just a dollop of sour cream. Great breakfast on a semi-snowy April morning (29 degrees out and a skiff of snow on the rooftops).

Sunday, March 11, 2007


The whole enchilada, so to speak:

And a closeup of onion and mushroom goodness. Makes the mouth water just looking at it.

A true family collaboration. Ben made the crust, Marty heated and chopped the mushrooms, we both added sauce and cheese, and I baked. Using Martha Stewart's pizza crust recipe from her Kids magazine, with our own tweaks (basil, oregano, garlic, onion and sometimes rosemary added to the crust). Just the thing with Black Dog Honey Raspberry ale (for those of us of age, of course, root beer or kool aid for the kids).


Starring Goodcake, King Arthur "Chocolate Mint" cake with purple frosting, specially decorated by the birthday boy himself:

And, while he received primarily cash for the birthday, nothing can compare to the Goodpresent:

Much hugs all around, and yummy cake goodness too. A perfect birthday for a perfect boy.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Frida Goodcake

I present, the vanilla syrup soaked vanilla poundcake, colored green in honor of the season, the dark brown is cocoa powder in lieu of flour in the "grease and flour" portion of the program. Edible Easter grass foundation and fondant flowers make this creation food for the eyes as well as the body.

Up next, Duckie Duddle cookies. :)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Baking for Family and Donkey

Deva's 21st birthday was on Tuesday, and in honor of it, I recreated an oldie but goodie, the hamburger cake of her 6th birthday celebration:

I used Nigella Lawson's Coca Cola cake recipe, and the vegan frosting from the Fauxstess Cupcakes in Vegan with A Vengance. The original took two cake mixes and three tubs of frosting. Since this one was for only Deva and her friends, instead of a whole kindergarten class, I shrank it down a bit. The hamburger is unfrosted cake and oreo cookie bits, the tomatoes and pickles are frosted lemon sourcream cookies. From all reports, it was delicious!

We are also baking for Donkey, and this week I am transitioning from February hearts to March butterflies. Izzy decorated a few butterflies in the realistic method. Didn't he do a great job?

And here are some very cheery hearts. It is actually sunny here today, but the forecast is for more rain, so these will definitely brighten someone's day!

And a closeup of the retro aqua cookie with moon and stars sprinkles.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Nine Patch

Aisha made moist and tasty Banana Bread muffins, using the recipe from La Dolce Vegan by Sarah Kramer ( page 281, the recipe is for bread, we muffinized it by putting the batter into muffin cups and baking for only 18-22 minutes).

The Family that Cooks Together, Reads Together

For the last two weeks, Kraft and Kroger have had this great promotion where you get $7 off if you buy 8 select items. We ended up getting cheese in shred and slice to last for two weeks, and cream cheese to make cheesecake, and all for $3.50 thanks to the wonder of the coupon. So Marty helped Izzy to make a cheesecake:

I wasn't able to get a picture of that (it went too fast, chocolate marble cheesecake made with Watkins Danish Pastry extract was just too tempting for the guys), but I did get a picture of the project Izzy and I worked on. I bring you The Cake:

Yeah, it's from a mix and a can, but it sure did taste good. I put on the coffee kisses and Izzy did the rest of the decoration. Nothing like a little sprinkle sugar to brighten a day.

And now Izzy dreams of his next creation, inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Welcome to My Goodhome

Greetings! I am Frida Goodhome and I welcome you to my home on the web. Here is where I'll talk about all things Goodhome, including, but not limited to Goodbaking, Goodcleaning, and Goodcooking. Stay tuned for tasty photos, tips and treats. In the meantime, sit down and make yourself comfortable. Put your feet up and I'll bring you a nice cup of coffee. Remember, it's not a home if it's not a Goodhome.