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REAL Southern Lemon Meringue Pie

There are a few recipes every good southern girl should have in her repertoire.  A southern girl should know how to make biscuits, fry a chicken, make a perfect glass of sweet tea, and of course, know how to whip up some lemon meringue pie.  Now, with that said, I cook all the time, perfecting […]

White Bean and Turkey Sausage “Senate” Soup

Simple country food can be some of the best food. AND, its REAL food. Why? Our grandmothers {or great grandmothers as it may be for some of us} didn’t have big grocery stores filled with packaged processed food right down the street. There was no meal in a box and money was often tight. That’s […]

REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget: Month 2

Well we’ve officially finished up month one of the “REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget” and the month 2 menu plans have been released and emailed to all you lovely readers.  I hope you enjoy the new REAL food recipes.  This month is chock full of one pot meals, family favorites, and of course […]

Baked Chicken Spaghetti

Do you love spaghetti? You’re going to love this REAL food recipe for chicken spaghetti bake. I mean come on… cream cheese? Spaghetti? Cheese? Yep. That’s a recipe for success right there. If you’ve got just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes you can make this simple, delicious recipe that is sure to be […]

Easy REAL food snacks for kids: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Are your kids constantly hungry? I know, what is up with that? They want to eat all. day. long. If you are looking for REAL food snacks that you can make with a few simple ingredients in just a few minutes, these little chocolate peanut butter oat bites {or protein power bites, or bubble bites […]

REAL Easy Recipes: Stuffed Potato Boats

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 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 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 […]

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