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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 […]

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 Recipes: Homemade Bagels

I know this sounds like a daunting task, but you will be astonished at how easy these really are!  I know I was… and I am a beginner at breads and baking.  The whole deal takes around an hour and that includes baking time!  These are fun treat to make up and then enjoy for […]

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 – […]

Real Food, Real Simple: One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

 One of the biggest request I get is help in getting real food on the table real fast. Every mama needs a few good recipes up her sleeve that they can throw together with almost no effort.  At least once a week {usually more often} I find myself with trying to figure out how to […]

Tuscan Style White Bean Soup – A Meatless, Frugal, Real Food Recipe!

Hey friends! I’m excited to let you know that I am part of a group of food bloggers that is launching The “30 Days of Family Health” program sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Kitchen Play!  This series is focused on spreading the message that the best prevention for diabetes starts early in […]

REAL food breakfast {or lunch!} of Champions | Avocado and Fried Egg Tortilla

This is one of my FAVORITE breakfasts to date.  I LOVE avocados and they are loaded with powerful nutrition {rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats for you brain.  This is a really quick recipe to whip up – it literally takes about 5 minutes. {See, REAL food doesn’t have to take hours in the […]

Watermelon Mint Tea

  I have already professed {at length} my love for sweet tea. However, my love to tea does not end there. I love flavored iced teas and hot teas as well. I love to buy, savor, and mix my on blends. I’m not alone in my love for all things tea. I have a sister […]

Pasta Palomino | Real Food Lunch or Dinner in 15 minutes

One of my favorite local restaurants is Bella Roma.  It is a locally owned Italian/Greek restaurant and they used to have a dish on the menu called Pasta Palomino.  Occasionally, they will have it as a special now, although it isn’t on the regular menu any more.  I was really sad when I found out […]

Real Food Recipes for Real Families | Chicken Paprika

This real food recipe has been around in my family since my mom used to make it for me.  It is simple, delicious, and a crowd pleaser. Southern home cookin’ at some of its finest.  This recipe needs no edits.  I made it exactly like my mama used to.  Okay, maybe there is ONE difference […]

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