• Crazy Chicken- Super fast, easy, ridiculously tasty chicken dish by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Chicken,  Grains, Rice, Pasta

    Crazy Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

    Chicken. It’s one of those versatile proteins that goes with just about anything.  It’s also an ingredient that leaves us scratching our head as we take a package out of the freezer and wonder to ourselves; “What am I going to make with this?” We’ve all been there. It strikes fear and anxiety in the best of cooks. It’s a question that everyone has asked at one point in time when it comes to looking at a package of chicken when the dinner hour is fast approaching. We love our chicken, but we’re tired of the same ol’-same ol’, and we long for something new, exciting, and just plain different. After all, there are…

  • 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…

  • Key Lime Sorbet by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Tart, refreshing, Real, GMO-Free, GF, Dairy Free and oh, so tasty!
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Key Lime Sorbet

    Wait a minute. This is a recipe for Key Lime Sorbet and I’m showing you photos with lemons in them?! What’s wrong with me?!  I’ll tell you what’s wrong.  My poor fingers. They became arthritic and crippled from trying to juice two bags of teeny, tiny, Key Limes. Hands burning from the citric acid and body weary after three trips to the store to buy “just a few more limes”, and this girl was NOT going to go BACK to the store for more limes for a photo shoot. Uh-uh, not gonna happen. No way. No how.  So, you get lime sorbet paired with happy little lemons for these photos.  I hope you’ll…

  • Lemon Curd Mousse- look out folks, berries have a new best friend. So does your dessert spoon!
    Desserts,  Gluten Free

    Lemon Curd Mousse

    I think I’m getting to the point where I am going to need to find another citrus to fall in love with. Either that or I need to take a creative writing class because I’m running out of things to talk about pertaining to my love of all things lemon.  Everyone knows by now that I LOVE lemons.  Every summer I look for new ways to incorporate it into a dish. This summer, I wanted easy lemon desserts and this treat totally fits the bill.  But sometimes coming up with something fresh and original isn’t as easy as it looks.  Luckily for me, and for you guys, I sometimes have brilliant ideas. No,…

  • Ridiculously easy lemon curd by real food girl: unmodified|| tart, creamy, amazing!
    Dairy Free,  Desserts,  Gluten Free

    Ridiculously Easy Lemon Curd

    Ridiculously Easy Lemon Curd is just that, ridiculously easy to make.  If you can measure ingredients and stand over a sauce pan and stir, you can make this lemon curd. Cross my heart people. Easy, tart, zesty, bright, fresh, lemon curdy goodness can be yours and you don’t need to be a professional baker to make it.  This recipe is my easy version of a citrus based curd. There are versions where you stand over a double boiler and whisk in tiny specs of chilled butter one piece at a time, wishing you’d remembered to run to the bathroom before you started whisking, and eventually having to go to the hospital because you…

  • Homemade Potato Chips with House Seasoning| www.realfoodgirl.com
    Side Dishes,  Snacks

    Homemade Potato Chips with House Seasoning

    The humble potato is hands down probably the most favorite vegetable of every person I know. They are so versatile.  There isn’t much you can’t do with a potato. You can make it into flour, into a pancake, you can mash, fry, slice, dice, grill, roast, puree and make them into soup. You can even make pasta with them. A potato is a pretty amazing little veggie! The Stud Muffin love potatoes. He’s the stereotypical meat and potatoes kind of guy. You’ll never catch him complaining if I don’t feel like making a green veggie to go with our meal as long as their is meat and some type of potato.  Potato chips…

  • Real Food Girl BBQ St. Louise Style Ribs on the grill. Juicy, tender, and saucy! www.realfoodgirl.com
    Barbeque,  Grilling,  Pork

    St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs on the Grill

    It’s a fingers only meat buffet at Real Food Girl: Unmodified today!  We’re grilling Ribs! As far as I’m concerned, ribs could easily be categorized as one of the really good things about life. Whether they’re baby back, St. Louis, Country Style or beef ribs, they are just darn tasty.  I love that you don’t need silverware and it’s acceptable to get stupid-messy while eating them. I just plain love good BBQ ribs. Don’t you? We’re either not exploring enough or we’re looking in the wrong places here in SC, because we’ve yet to find one BBQ joint that we want to “write home” about.  We were told about this one place that we…

  • BBQ Spice rub for ribs Real Food Girl

    Real Food Girl BBQ Spice Rub

    I’ve got some sad news my friends. It’s so sad I actually cried.  It could possibly be hormones, but we’ll just play along and say it is because of sadness. After years of tinkering I finally created what The Stud Muffin and I felt was my best BBQ Spice Rub. That stuff was Da Bomb!  I slapped that rub on chicken, ribs, pork chops, and that meat was happy! Heck, WE were happy. Happiness all around. Happy meat, happy wife, happy life. And life was BBQ’y and good and happy.  Then, one day, I decided it was time to organize my desk and purge papers and things I’d had for years that were…