• No Bake Mint Thin Cookies by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Get your GS Cookie fix here!
    Holidays,  Snacks

    No-Bake Mint Thins

    Oh YES I did! And you are so very welcome my dear, sweet, Food Hippies! I have trampled through the forbidden field of Girl Scout cookies and have found a recipe that has fooled even my discerning, well-trained taste buds. These little no-bake puppies are sooo good. I am not ashamed to admit I shoveled these chocolaty, minty bites of heaven into my mouth at breakneck speeds. All of them. One at a time. Sometimes two at a time. They’re tiny. They’re much better than the ones that are made for the Girl Scouts and those are my justifications and I’m sticking to them. Before you judge, know that as soon as you eat…

  • Merry & Bright Holiday Potpourri from Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Gotta Pin this!

    Merry & Bright Holiday Potpourri

    I love making my house smell like Christmas.  What does Christmas smell like?  Well, to me, it’s oranges, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, rosemary and cloves.  Another favorite combination is apples, cranberries, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and lemon peels.  There is something about fruit and spices simmering on the stovetop that makes your entire house smell heavenly.  It brings back childhood memories of the holidays with my family. My Merry & Bright Holiday Potpourri will make your entire house smell, well, Merry & Bright.  Use whatever fruit you have on hand, I’ve oftentimes used limes about to go bad or pears if I’m out of apples.  Use whatever spices, herbs and fruits you have on…

  • Real Food Molasses Ginger-Doodle Holiday Cookies by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Santa's favorite cookie- you have to try these!
    Holidays,  Snacks

    Real Food Molasses Ginger-Doodle Cookies

    Holy Cow!! I’ve been super busy lately and my to-do list is growing!  Is it just me or is every December like that?  This week I have a yummy casserole recipe I still want to share with you, I’ll be announcing a Giveaway and I plan on having a Christmas Cookie/Treats Recipe Roundup post published by Saturday.  Also, I’m knee deep in stringing lights on our Christmas tree, but I ran out of blue lights.  I’ve been to three stores so far and each store has been out of stock, so tomorrow I have 3 more stores to try before I go online and find some.  I can’t believe I moved to an…

  • GMO-Free Side Dishes. Apricot Glazed Haricot Verts with Bacon. Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Gluten Free,  Holidays,  Side Dishes,  Vegetables

    Apricot Glazed Haricots Verts with Bacon (Organic)

    I had a fantastic article planned to share with you guys today, but for some reason WordPress doesn’t like my outline form and no matter how I try to fix the formatting it won’t allow it.  So instead of tinkering with it any longer, and because it’s 5:10 in the morning and I haven’t gone to sleep yet- I thought I’d share this recipe. It’s Easter weekend and you may be in need of a fresh, vibrant, different side dish to go along with your Easter ham.  This one fits the bill.  You can even make it vegetarian by eliminating the bacon.  Just don’t tell me if you do. It’ll make me cry…

  • Seriously! A sugared chocolate cookie with oozie caramel in the center and a pinch of sea salt on the very top of the cookie- Ya'll *this* is gonna blow your mind! #Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Desserts,  Holidays,  Snacks

    Sea Salted Chocolate Caramel Cookies

    Don’t throw tomatoes at me, but this recipe isn’t 100% free of GMOs.  I haven’t  been able to locate a GMO free version of Rolo’s candy.  I look at it this way.  On rare occasion, I might eat a Rolo.  Eventually I will no longer enjoy the taste of them, but for now, while I do on rare occasion AND while I have family members who have asked for this recipe, I’ve decided to share this recipe because the cookies are too good to not share with the masses.  Ya know, after thinking about it, you could EASILY use some organic caramels in this recipe.  Just cut them into Rolo sized pieces and…

  • Holidays,  Miscellaneous

    Holiday Update

    We are now officially less than two weeks away from Christmas day!  2012 has flown by and supposedly even though the Bible states that no man will know the time or day, many believe the Mayans have it all figured out and the 21st of this month is the end of time as we know it.  I’m pretty sure we’ll still be here on the 22nd. 😉 For the next couple of weeks I won’t be posting 5+ times per week.  TSM and I are putting our house on the market the first week of January and are preparing to move down to South Carolina.  I’ll share a little back story as to…

  • One of my favorite quickbread recipes. I love carrot cake, and this comes close but doesn't contain raisins! You must try my Carrot Pineapple Bread! #Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Breads,  Breakfast,  Fruit,  Holidays

    Carrot Pineapple Bread

    I like quick breads.  I’m sure since I’ve already posted a muffin recipe and a banana bread recipe that you already knew that.  I like them because they’re easy, quick (hellooo Capt’n Obvious), tasty, they make a good snack, and they make a good (Christmas) gift.  This bread has a lot of flavor and you’ll wish you’d heard of this years ago because you’re going to love it that much.  This bread is simply magnificent.  I thought with Christmas right around the corner you might be looking for something new/different to bake for a Christmas gift exchange, or for a Holiday gathering.  I love receiving home-baked gifts, don’t you? This recipe is super…

  • Serve my Turkey during the holidays and people will have turkey envy. No lie! This is a no fail, herb filled, juicy turkey. Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Holidays,  Turkey

    Butter and Herb Infused Turkey

    I know, I know- Everyone has an AMAZING Turkey recipe for the Holiday season. However, I belong to a family where no one does — Actually, I have an Aunt who cooks a fairly decent turkey– and I end up eating a turkey that has the moisture content of saw dust.  This Turkey is juicy, delicious, flavorful and best of all- people will verbally tell you that this Turkey is much better than theirs. (And you’ll silently agree) Let me put it to you another way.  This turkey is so good that when other family members invite you over to their home for Thanksgiving, you’ll want to cry because they won’t be serving…