• Spectacular Blueberry Scones by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Breads,  Breakfast,  Fruit

    Spectacular Blueberry Scones

    I would love to live in England.  I love the accents, the tea, and scones.  Granted I wouldn’t enjoy living under monarchy rule, I would enjoy being so close to all the places I’ve ever wanted to visit.  Maybe my desire to live in England is sorta like my desire to have a purple kitchen.  The desire is one thing and the reality is something else entirely. Regardless, The Stud Muffin and I enjoy a good scone.  There are plenty of nasty ones out there.  There is nothing more painful than a bland, dry, crumbly scone.  We’ve tried many different scones over the years and I think we’re sort of becoming scone aficionados. …

  • Real Food Yankee Breakfast Hash by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Breakfast,  Eggs,  Gluten Free

    Yankee Breakfast Hash

    We’ve recently moved to the South. South Carolina to be exact. There are numerous differences between the North and the South.  There are also numerous differences between MN and SC.  Shortly after moving here I shared some of those on my Facebook page.  That post is a good example of my sense of humor and my love of tongue in cheek. If you follow my blog, you know that I enjoy witty banter and I love to use humor when sharing my stories and experiences about food.  Our family is filled with people who possess great senses of humor.  Both my grandparents are very funny, sharp, witty people.  My grandfather reminds me a…

  • Cheesy and packed with flavor, this baked omelet makes a perfect breakfast for supper dish! Add some hashbrowns and you're ready to go! #Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    60 Minutes or Less,  Breakfast,  Eggs,  Gluten Free

    Italian Sausage and Gruyere Baked Omelet

    Today is the perfect day to make breakfast for dinner.  Do you love breakfast for dinner as much as we do?   Back when I used to watch copious amounts of Food Network TV, I saw Giada make this dish and I knew it would be something that TSM would enjoy.  I made very few changes to her recipe because for once the amounts on the recipe were accurate and the dish turned out. I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I look at recipes that celebrity chefs post online I have to scratch my head in wonderment when it comes to their ingredient amounts.  It’s like- Seriously?  You wrote half a cup,…

  • 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…

  • Double Blueberry Muffins by Real Food Girl. Tastes like a fancy bakery muffin! Gotta make these!
    Breads,  Breakfast,  Fruit

    Double Blueberry Muffins

    I’m trying to steer TSM away from his normal breakfast of a cup of coffee and cereal bars claiming to have all sorts of nutritious grains, but they’re really just High Fructose Corn Syrup, preservative, artificial colors, flavors and GMO delivery systems.  Thankfully, he likes scones, which we’ve made plenty of lately so I thought I’d try my hand at making homemade muffins.  Turns out, these homemade muffins are easy and fabulous!   Yes, I *do* have a from scratch recipe for muffins from culinary school, but it’s one of those overly heavy, super dense, almost gummy types of mammoth muffins, and that’s not happy food in my opinion.  I like my muffins…

  • The Stud Muffin makes banana bread- and this bread is da bomb! Seriously! #Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    The Stud Muffin Makes Manly Banana Bread

    TSM (The Stud Muffin) was in the kitchen this weekend and decided to make some scones (from a mix) and his Manly Banana Bread (not from a mix).  Each time he makes this bread he reminds me that he came from a long line of bakers.  Keep in mind that not one family member from this long line ever worked in or owned a bakery- they simply just baked their own bread anddesserts.