Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Everyone has a favorite soup. This is on the top of the list for many of my family members. My kids actually like broccoli and you can never go wrong with cheese. REAL food can be comfort food and simple to prepare – this broccoli and cheese soup is a prime example. And even if [...]

REAL Fun Food: Black Bean Pizza

Black Bean Pizza

Beans and pizza? Before you think I’ve flipped my lid, you really need to try this – at least once. Then make up your mind. But likely, you’re going to love it, so go ahead and print the recipe and save yourself an extra step, okay? I mean, pizza AND Mexican food? Yeah. You’re starting [...]

REAL Food Copy Cat: Zuppa Tuscana – Olive Garden Copy Cat

Zuppa Tuscana from

This soup is garlicy goodness. I ate three bowls the first night and then had it for lunch the next day…it was that good. I found a bunch of Olive Garden copy cat recipes for this soup, but a lot of them had weird, unnecessary ingredients, or too much water {water = no flavor}.  So [...]

Real Food Fast: Bar-B-Que Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Barbque Chicken Tater Tot Casserole from

When I asked my readers what recipes they loved to make that they wish they could make healthier, tater tot casserole is one of the most requested recipes.  Mamas love tater tot casserole.  Its simple, quick, and filling. The whole family loves it.  Even the mama who claims she can’t cook can make tater tot [...]

Manly Meat and Potato Quiche

Manly Meat and Potato Quiche from WholesomeMommy

Quiche. Men think its lady food – too dainty and not nearly enough filling.  But, I’ve got a solution for that – fill that quiche will the things guys love – meat and potatoes, and maybe, just maybe, you can get your manly man to jump on board with this dish.  REAL food can be [...]

Real Food Fast: Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna - Real Food for Real Families

Nearly every mama has made Hamburger Helper at some point in her life. I made it as a teenager, for our family, when my mom was busy and getting home late.  Ahhh, hamburger helper.  Its easy. Its fast. Its full of yucky ingredients you can’t read.  But have no fear, I have come bearing terrific [...]

Real Food From the Pantry: Creamy Tuna Pasta

Every mama needs a couple go to recipes that she can go to the pantry and whip together.  You know, recipes that you almost always have the ingredients on hand for.  This is one of those recipes.  Grab a can of tuna, and a box of pasta, and couple of items from the fridge and [...]

Clean Eating Creamy Chicken Casserole

Typically, casseroles in the south are known for the inclusion of “cream of” something soups. They either contain cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, or both! That canned soup makes them super easy and delicious.  But, that canned soup contains lot of ingredients I would rather avoid. Since most of my family’s comfort [...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Real Food Remake: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

My fellow Walmart Moms and I were challenged to make something NEW from Thanksgiving leftovers. What a fun way to write a recipe! I love that this screams frugal and ingenuity – two of my favorite words when it comes to the kitchen!  I think my friends and I came up with some great ways [...]

REAL Food Recipe: Potato Gatto – A Southern Girl’s Spin on a Classic Neopolitan Dish

Potato Gatto Recipe from

Potato Gatto is a Neopolitan dish that is kind of like potato cake! Famous chef, Mario Batali even bakes his in a springform pan!  This southern girl loves her some potatoes and ever since I was a VERY young girl I would claim mashed potatoes as my favorite food. I’ve cooked them in a number [...]

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