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Amy’s Kitchen: Why I’ll Be a Life Long Supporter

If you have spent anytime with me or on this blog, you know that I am a HUGE advocate for cooking at home.  I think it is important to spend time with your kids in the kitchen, to enjoy a meal with the WHOLE family around the table most nights of the week, and to […]

REAL Food FAST: Meatball Sliders

I love when I make a meal with REAL food ingredients that borders on “convenience food.” You know, something that comes together so fast it almost doesn’t seem like cooking?  Yeah, those recipes are my favorite. And, what makes them even better is when they taste so good my kids make claims of this being […]

Homemade Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake

When I was a kid I loved when my mom would make no bake strawberry or cherry cheesecake. You know, the one that comes in a box.  I loved it then and I still love cheesecake. The problem is, I’ve kicked out the processed foods and replaced them with REAL food.  I COULD bake a […]

Cheesy Carrot Crustless Quiche + Give Away

Did you know that May is National Egg Month?  To celebrate the month I’m sharing a simple, delicious way to make eggs for your kiddos AND squeeze a veggie in them! Kids can be picky – especially when it comes to eating their veggies.  That is why I came up with this cheesy crustless quiche […]

REAL food on a Food Stamp Budget Update

I’ve gotten a lot of messages and emails about my REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget meal plans.  I am THRILLED to hear that so many of you have enjoyed the meal plans and the recipes.  When I released the third meal plan in March, I announced that I was going to take a […]

Simple, Homemade Spaghetti O’s

Do you kids love those canned spaghetti o’s {or maybe its you who has a secret love of spaghetti o’s}. Now you can have them – ahem – feed them to your kids without the worry about processed foods, preservatives, and artificial blech.  Plus, this recipe is SO simple and cheap to make! You’re going […]

Anticipating that First Home-grown Tomato for Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring is here and I’m itching to get my hands dirty! I’ve already been out weeding my little vegetable garden bed. It already has strawberry plants that we planted last year that luckily overwintered very well! We’re […]

Crockpot Chicken Three Ways

Knowing that you can cook a whole chicken in the crockpot is one “mama trade secret” that everyone should share with the ones they love.  Throw it in the crockpot before heading off to work, rushing off to run errands, or heading out for all day sports tournaments with the kids.  Whatever busyness your into […]

REAL Southern Food: Southern Beef Stew

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 […]

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This recipe couldn’t be more simple – especially when using leftover chicken and pintos slow cooked in your crockpot. Just layer the ingredients and pop it in the oven while you run outside and play with your kids, catch up on a little light housework, or take a stress reducing walk. Whatever you decide to […]

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