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REAL Southern Lemon Meringue Pie

There are a few recipes every good southern girl should have in her repertoire.  A southern girl should know how to make biscuits, fry a chicken, make a perfect glass of sweet tea, and of course, know how to whip up some lemon meringue pie.  Now, with that said, I cook all the time, perfecting […]

REAL Food Redo – Chocolate Graham Crackers

Kids like snacks. Kids like chocolate. So making these chocolate graham crackers are a no brainer. I realize you could totally buy graham crackers at the store…but I dare you to compare the ingredient list here to the ingredient list on the boxed version.  And besides that, these chocolate crackers taste more…chocolatey, like a brownie […]

Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip – A Holiday REAL Food Recipe

The holidays are upon us, that means time off from work, and more time to squeeze in office parties, family get-togethers, dinner parties, and any other excuse to eat a good meal, some decadent desserts, and other foods we don’t usually eat year round! If you’ve been dubbed to bring the dessert, an appetizer, or […]

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cereal Granola Bars

These chewy chocolate chip granola bars were a hit with my kiddos and my hubby! These granola bars are chewy, sticky, and crispy. They are VERY similar to the ones marketed to kids in the breakfast aisle – only without all the icky ingredients you can’t read! Whip these together in just a few minutes […]

Pineapple Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Coconut and Almond Granola

This tropical real food treat is a fantastic way to start your morning or a sweet {but healthy} pick me up in the afternoon {when it is easy to go straight for the chocolate!}.  While pineapple and coconut scream of summer, this is actually a great little winter breakfast or snack. Why? Fresh fruits and […]

Quick and Easy {Shortcut} Apple Pecan Sticky Buns

I told y’all about this recipe the other day on my Facebook page. I alluded to how delicious these quick and easy apple pecan sticky buns were, but most important is the fact that you whip these up in MINUTES! That isn’t something you can say about most sticky bun recipes. I know my cinnamon […]

Carrot Cake Cream Pies

Today’s snack is AWESOME! It is a bunch of healthy ingredients that taste like CARROT CAKE.  Mmmm…. So good.  You know those Little Debbie Cakes that everyone has lovely memories of about enjoying them as a kid?  Yeah, me too.  Have you read the ingredients lately?  Yeah…me too. If you loved oatmeal cream pies these […]

Peach Pie with Whole Wheat Crust and Streusel Topping

After visiting the Peach Orchard at Lane Family Orchards and learning about Walmart’s fresh guarantee I was dying to get back to make a peach pie with all those juicy peaches!  I’ve only made a pie all purpose flour and since my family switched to grinding our own wheat, I really wanted to try making […]

Fruit Salad with Homemade Marshmallow Cream and Cream Cheese Dip

It’s time for another lunch inspiration!  Last week I shared a fun one: Teriyaki Chicken and Watermelon Sushi!  Sounds exotic, but its really simple, {utilizes leftovers…WIN!}, and the kids will love the fun presentation. This week I am sharing a sweet but healthy treat.  The inspiration for this dish came from one of my family’s […]

Peach and Strawberry Napoleon

It is stone fruit season.  What is stone fruit, you ask.  Stone fruit is any fruit with a pit: peaches, plums, and cherries. So, right now you can find these fruits on sale as cheap as you’re going to, at your local grocery stores and farmers markets.  Buying fruit when it is in peak season […]

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