Anticipating that First Home-grown Tomato for Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad

Miracle Grow

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring is here and I’m itching to get my hands dirty! I’ve already been out weeding my little vegetable garden bed. It already has strawberry plants that we planted last year that luckily overwintered very well! We’re [...]

Almost Famous Potato Salad

potato salad

Want to be the “belle of the barbque?”  Make this REAL food potato salad.  You’ll be so glad you did! It is so good, I’ve never come home with any leftover!  There is a secret ingredient that I’m going to let you in on…it is what sets this potato salad apart! This recipe is a [...]

Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad in a Jar

Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad in a Jar

This recipe is one of my new favorites because I can make a few jars early in the week and they will keep for 3 to 5 days. I have lunch ready in fridge whenever my heart desires. Packing the wet and heavy ingredients in the bottom and the delicate items on the top means [...]

REAL Southern Food: Southern Beef Stew

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Beef Stew is one of my favorites in the cold weather. Before the weather really heats up be sure to make one last pot of this treat. You can’t make it wrong…its simple, hearty, and fool proof. I like mine with lots of potatoes and carrots and full of beefy flavor. You can add more [...]

Fun and Money with Chicken of the Sea – Paying it Forward for Their Centennial


Y’all – this is the best post ever. I’ve got a FREE fun opportunity for you to do with your kiddos that is going to be so fun, plus news about nominating an awesome charity that you know is already paying it forward, and more news about winning some cash yourself! What more could you [...]

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Flu Fighting, Immune Boosting, Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup  Recipe from

Elderberries have been used in folk medicine for centuries.   After reading and learning about their ability to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and their use to  improve coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis I decided this is one ingredient I should keep in my holistic/natural medicine [...]

How I Use My Essential Oils on a Typical Day

Day In The Life of an Oiler With Border

Many of you have expressed interest in how I use the essential oils I talk about on the Facebook page. I’ve written a few posts about specific uses for some of the oils in my own “arsenal.” But, today I want to share with you just a typical day with essential oils. I use the [...]

Southern Chicken Stew in the Crockpot

Southern Chicken Stew

This was so easy to throw in the crockpot before heading out in the morning.  I like easy.  I love it even more when I come home and house smells like dinner and all I need to do is a couple small things and viola! a real food dinner is served. With this simple meal [...]

REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget: Month 2

Well we’ve officially finished up month one of the “REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget” and the month 2 menu plans have been released and emailed to all you lovely readers.  I hope you enjoy the new REAL food recipes.  This month is chock full of one pot meals, family favorites, and of course [...]

Baked Chicken Spaghetti

Italian Chicken and Cream Cheese Spaghetti Bake

Do you love spaghetti? You’re going to love this REAL food recipe for chicken spaghetti bake. I mean come on… cream cheese? Spaghetti? Cheese? Yep. That’s a recipe for success right there. If you’ve got just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes you can make this simple, delicious recipe that is sure to be [...]

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