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

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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

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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 [...]

REAL Good Food: Cheesy Cauliflower

Having trouble getting your kiddos to try new things? Are they adamant that they HATE vegetables? Cheese to the rescue! I mean, let’s think about this logically…most kids love cheese – macaroni and cheese. Why not take that same cheese sauce and add it to some veggies to make them a little more kid friendly? [...]

REAL Easy Recipes: Stuffed Potato Boats

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This is a great way to use a bit of this and that. Cooking REAL food often means you have a little of this and a little of that leftover. And, since we are paying a premium for some of those foods, it is important to get a lot of mileage of them and never [...]

How To Cook Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot

Here’s an easy way to get a jump start on dinner or a super way to keep from heating the oven on summer day. Bake your potatoes in the crockpot. You’ll get that same slow cooked flavor but without having to tend to it. REAL food easy. My favorite kind of real food! Step 1: [...]

REAL comfort food: Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

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Broccoli and Cheese – the perfect combination. Some things just go together. But, if you’re looking to have a real comfort food treat, you MUST try this Broccoli and Cheese Risotto. If you’ve ever tried flavored rice in box {processed food with powdered cheese and LAWD only knows what else} forget all that…this is creamier, [...]

Homemade Chicken Rice a Roni {copycat recipe}

This recipe was a first for me. I have had Rice A Roni and just haven’t had it much since we kicked processed food. But, when I went to try to make it myself – from REAL food ingredients, I was AMAZED at how cheap and easy this food is to make from simple ingredients [...]

Real Food on a Budget: Sauteed Garlicky Cabbage

This is one of our favorite side dishes. It is simple food that is simple to make but don’t let that fool you – it is not simple in flavor.  This frugal, REAL food side dish almost has a Chinese-food flavor.  I think it is because it tastes like and reminds me of egg roll [...]

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

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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 [...]

Squash Casserole made with Yogurt!

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Eeek!  At our house we have the same dishes every year – it is tradition.  You can be sure to find sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, cranberry sauce from scratch, asparagus casserole, pineapple casserole, potato casserole, homemade rolls, dressing with gravy and of course, the turkey. Everyone in [...]

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