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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, […]

Honey Oat and Wheat Sandwich Bread

This is it. The bread the changed things for my family. I NEEDED a sandwich loaf. I mean Artisan bread is gloriously easy and we make it often. I always keep some in the fridge to whip together a loaf to go with soup or pasta. But, while Artisan bread is quite tasty, it doesn’t […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Manly Meat and Potato Quiche

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

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 […]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip – In the Crockpot!!

Did you read that title? IN THE CROCKPOT?? You did a happy dance didn’t you?  Not only is this one of the most loved party foods, now it is SIMPLE and made with REAL food ingredients!?  What?!  You just did a fist pump… I saw you!  Yes you… the crazy crockpot lady. The one that […]

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