• Real Food Tex-Mex Pasta Bake by Real Food Girl. This is must try, easy, comfort food. Pin me!
    60 Minutes or Less

    Real Food Tex-Mex Pasta Bake

     I had a tough time naming this dish.   It looks like a Goulash, but not only is it not Hungarian, it’s also not a stew.  My grandmother used to make something similar to this using elbow macaroni, a can of  Campbell’s™  Tomato soup, and a can of Chicken Gumbo along with some ground beef.  It’s tasty, but that old standby needed some new life breathed into it.  Hence how this dish was born.  I took one of my grandpa’s favorite dishes and I breathed new life into it. I finally decided on Tex-Mex because the dish has Southwestern, American and Mexican components to it.  And to give this dish even more of an…

  • 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…

  • Jalapeno Bacon Deviled Eggs. Oh YES I did! Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Appetizers,  Eggs,  Gluten Free

    Jalapeno Bacon Deviled Eggs

    Bacon. I really could just leave it at that, but I have a feeling you guys may want to know a little more about these eggs other than the fact that they contain bacon.  Not that you would care at this point, because, well, BACON!  I don’t know too many people that will turn down a well-prepared deviled egg.  The Stud Muffin can eat like 6 of these in one sitting.  The man has never met a boiled egg he didn’t like. Seriously.  Imagine how happy I was when I came across something that inspired me to take my deviled eggs to the next level.  I was H.A.P.P.Y people. Like happy-dance-jazz-hands happy.  That’s…

  • Miscellaneous

    Real Food Girl Podcast Interview

    I had my very first interview several weeks ago.  It. Was. A. Blast!  Seriously.  I have no idea why I was so nervous. I’ve turned down no fewer than 7 interviews in the past 9 months and 3 of them were with people who had small radio shows.  Yeah, I’m a fool.  I’m still shaking my head over how silly I was to not jump at the chance to have hundreds upon hundreds hear what Bio Identical  Hormone Replacement Therpy has done to my voice. Ha! Heather Ingersoll the brains behind Easy Healthy Bread also runs a Real Food Journey podcast series and I was blessed enough to be chosen for an interview. …

  • Real Food Wild Rice Corn Chowder from Real Food Girl:Unmodified (with chicken and bacon)
    Freezer Meals,  Soups, Stews, Chowders

    Wild Rice Corn Chowder

    It’s getting cold here in South Carolina. Granted it is still in the 50s most days, but there is something to be said for a Southern 50 degrees and a Midwestern 50 degrees.  In Minnesota we’d have windows cracked and shorts on.  The only reason we’d turn the furnace on is if it was uber windy.  Down here I’m wearing a long sleeved shirt, a sweat shirt, a fleece bathrobe, socks, slippers, a pair of fitted long underwear AND yoga pants and I’m still cold.  It’s a bone chilling kind of cold when the temperatures drop in the south. Call me crazy, but I can’t warm up.  I can’t keep taking showers to…

  • Miscellaneous

    Thanks For the ‘Love’ Giveaway

    Congratulations to Kris K.  She won the Redmond Clay products!  Thank you to all who entered. I will be doing another giveaway soon! THANK-You for participating! This Giveaway is now CLOSED.  I will be choosing the winner (via Rafflecopter) and I’ll send an email to that person shortly.  Keep an eye on your email inbox my friends.  You will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.   It’s that time again Food Hippies!  The time where I thank you for being the fantastic, fabulous, wonderful readers and followers that you are, by having a Giveaway! I shared in my Redmond Trading Company Goodie Box post that once you guys…

  • 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…

  • Real Food Hot Cocoa Mix by Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    Real Food Hot Cocoa Mix

    For the past 20 or so years, I’ve tried in vain to like coffee.  I’ve used every trick in the book and out of the book. It ain’t happenin’.  Because I find coffee unpalatable, The Stud muffin is convinced that we can never ‘go out for coffee’ unless we’re both drinking coffee.  It wouldn’t matter that I would be there with him, sipping a hot tea, or a hot chocolate.  Nope. It’s not coffee, so therefore we can’t go out for coffee unless we’re both drinking coffee and if we both not drinking coffee and we happen to be out, we are officially not ‘out drinking coffee’, we’re just ‘out’.  Yeah. TSM is…