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Creamy Chicken and Veggies over Egg Noodles

This REAL food meal is comforting, easy, and filling…everything you want from a meal on a budget when you’ve got lots of hungry little bellies to feed that are ready to eat NOW. This chicken and veggie mixture is one everyone should learn to make. It is good like this recipe suggests, over noodles, it […]

REAL Food, REAL Fast: Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta

More veggies you say? Well I like to bring what you ask for… so this pasta is packed with veggies but even the picky eaters will enjoy this one. If you have kids {or husbands} who turn their noses up at real food just relabel this one as “homemade spaghetti o’s!” Seriously, this pasta has […]

REAL comfort food: Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

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, […]

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 […]

Ninja Ultima Blender Review + Minty Mocha Frap Recipe

Have you been thinking of saving up for a Vitamix blender?  Are you a green smoothie lover?  Do you need a blender that will blend veggies up into a drinkable liquid and not chunky gazpacho?  OR, do you have a child with a nut allergy and you’d like to make cashews into cashew butter?  These […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Real Food Remake: 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 […]

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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