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Grandma’s Cranberry Sauce

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving! Most importantly, I’ll get to spend time with family that I don’t see nearly enough.  But, a very close second is the food.  I am going to be honest here…I can’t wait to stuff myself like a Thanksgiving turkey! Thanksgiving dinner in my southern home is a casserole crazy, […]

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Noodles

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Did you know October is National Pasta Month?  What could be better than […]

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Fun & Delicious Lunchbox Ideas from “Food Should Taste Good”

Have you heard of “Food Should Taste Good?” They are a brand that makes lots of yummy snacks that are also healthy. Perfect for your kiddos’ lunch boxes too! With all the other kids bringing processed foods of questionable nutritional value, this is a great alternative that will leave you feeling good about what you […]

Mexican Restaurant Copy Cat – Spanish Rice Recipe

I love Mexican Rice at the local restaurant. But, forever I couldn’t figure out how to make it so good at home. A lot of trial and error and I finally figured it out! This rice is SOOOO good. And, you’re going to be shocked at how easy it is! The trick to this rice […]

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 […]

Almost Famous Potato Salad

Want to be the “belle of the barbque?”  Make this REAL food potato salad.  You’ll be so glad you did! It is so good, I’ve never come home with any leftover!  There is a secret ingredient that I’m going to let you in on…it is what sets this potato salad apart! This recipe is a […]

Real Food Recipe: Chicken and Cheesy Rice Casserole

This recipe is a keeper. I originally saw it on pinterest last year and have made it many times since. However, I have found a couple of ways to make it mine – depending on the ingredients I have on hand. Any way you make it, this real food recipe is a crowd pleaser {and […]

Southern Mayonnaise Rolls – in 20 minutes!

This recipe is a fabulous one passed down from my Grandma to my mom and finally, to me!  Although they might sounds strange, these rolls are FABULOUS!  The title gives away the secret ingredient, but these rolls in no way taste like mayonnaise.  The mayo just works as a binder- like eggs or oil would […]

10 Ways to Use a Beef Roast – Tricks for Streching Real Food to Save Money

We all have hectic days – days when we’ve got to make it ball practices, bible studies, meetings, and scouts.  These are the nights it is really easy to just hit the fast food drive thru. But, with a little organization and forethought you can feed your family real, clean food with minimal effort – […]

Juicy Salsa Burger – and a Give Away! -CLOSED

Congratulations to #4: Heather and #5: Angie, they are the winners of the Safeway gift cards. It’s Hellmannn’s 100th year anniversary and they’ve partnered with chef Mario Batali and Safeway grocery stores to create 20 delicious summer recipes.  I took a look at the recipes they’ve put together and decided to give the Juicy Salsa […]

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