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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 […]

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 […]

How to Navigate Premade Foods for EASY Weeknight Meals When There is NO TIME

Sometimes life gets busy.  No matter how we try to make it slow down, opt out of certain obligations, par back our after school activities, etc., sometimes you just can’t help it. Life gets busy and sometime stressful.  My family makes it a priority to make home cooked meals and to sit together for dinner. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Confused by Chicken Labels? Here’s What You Should Look For:

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about how to purchase chicken…and it is no surprise! Chickens are one of the most confusing things to purchase when it comes to trying to by the best REAL food for your family. Why so confusing? Chickens come with about a zillion different labels and claims. Some of […]

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