REAL Simple Family Meals: Crockpot Nachos

Crockpot Nachos from WholesomeMommy.com

You are going to flip! Two of your favorite things in ONE REAL food recipe – kid friendly nachos AND you can make them in the crockpot while you’re away doing your thing! Come home, top with your favorite toppings and viola! Dinner that everyone loves in minutes! Are you ready to have your mind [...]

REAL Southern Food: Southern Beef Stew

Southern Beef Stew from WholesomeMommy.com

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 [...]

REAL Easy Recipes: Stuffed Potato Boats

REAL easy Recipes - Stuffed Potato Boats from WholesomeMommy.com

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 [...]

REAL Easy Recipes: One Pan Taco Pasta

Looking for a REAL food replacement for your favorite hamburger helper meals? I’ve got a few right here. REAL, clean food can be just as easy as those highly processed meals in a box.  And, I believe you’ll be even happier with the results. This taco pasta meal can be made in one pan in [...]

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 [...]

A WHOLE Week of Busy Weeknight REAL Food Meals

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One question I get most here is how to get real food on the table in a hurry – especially on busy weeknights when most families are short on time.   A misconception that a lot of folks have about real food is that it has to take a long time to prepare.  While there are [...]

10 Ways to Use a Beef Roast – Tricks for Streching Real Food to Save Money

10 ways to use roast beef

We all have hectic days – days when we’ve got to make it ball practices, bible studies, meetings, and scouts.  These are the nights it is really easy to just hit the fast food drive thru. But, with a little organization and forethought you can feed your family real, clean food with minimal effort – [...]

Real Food Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce

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Spaghetti night is something most families are familiar with.   Spaghetti is a simple dinner most of us can whip up on a weeknight.  But, when it comes to HOW we make spaghetti sauce, the recipes and methods are ‘aplenty!  If you have been relying on a packet or jar or can of premade sauce, I [...]

Juicy Salsa Burger – and a Give Away! -CLOSED

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Congratulations to #4: Heather and #5: Angie, they are the winners of the Safeway gift cards. It’s Hellmannn’s 100th year anniversary and they’ve partnered with chef Mario Batali and Safeway grocery stores to create 20 delicious summer recipes.  I took a look at the recipes they’ve put together and decided to give the Juicy Salsa [...]

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Have you checked the labels on the condiments in your fridge yet?  I know as I have been trying {over the past 4 years} to make over my family’s eating habits, the condiments were the last thing I thought to check.  I honestly just didn’t give them much thought. With the exception of ketchup {which [...]

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