Meaty Eggs Benedict Casserole

Eggs Benedict Casserole | Real Housemoms

Growing up my Mom would make a breakfast for us on special occasions that we call THE Hollandaise Breakfast.  It’s Eggs Benedict but on bagels and with bacon.  We love it and as it’s been shared with new family and friends, they’ve loved it too.  I’ll have to share that recipe soon but I wanted to share something with you all today that would be easy to make for a crowd on a holiday morning.  Let’s face it, we get busy on holiday mornings.  There are the traditional festivities and crowds to cook multiple dishes for and we don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen and miss all the fun.  Breakfast casseroles are my favorite breakfasts for the holidays because all the heavy lifting is done the night before so that in the morning all I have to do is preheat and bake!  So Meaty Eggs Benedict Casserole is the perfect brunch breakfast for a holiday morning. [Read more...]

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies | Real Housemoms

As I write this I’m looking out my window at a beautiful sunny day.  Temperatures are in the 70′s and there’s a bit of a breeze.  I’m so excited!!!  This time of year thoughts turn to spending time outside and making fun, bright foods, like lemony treats.  I like to sip on real fresh lemonade every once in awhile and the kids get a kick making it with me.  That is exactly what came to mind when I took a bite of these delicious Lemon Sugar Cookies. [Read more...]

Quinoa Crab Cakes

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I realized that I never eat crab!  I love it but we really never eat it.  Once I realized this I also KNEW that I had to have some fast!  It’s not the cheapest though so I wanted to come up with a way to stretch it a bit.   We’re eating quite a bit of quinoa right now as I watch what I eat a bit more getting ready for my brother’s wedding.  It’s a great source of protein that can easily be added to a salad.

Quinoa Crab Cakes

These quinoa crab cakes are so good!!!  They really are very simple to make!  When you serve them on a plate of balsamic mixed greens they look fancy enough to serve for a special occasion!

Quinoa Crab Cakes
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These Quinoa Crab Cakes take the classic crab cake to a whole new level. Topped with a tasty avocado cream and placed on top of simple mixed greens they’re a complete meal, super simple and fancy enough for a special occasion!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Qinoa Crab Cakes
  • ⅓ cup cooked quinoa
  • 8 oz. lump crab meat
  • ½ jalapeno, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp Dijon Mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Avocado Cream
  • 2 avocados
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • up to ½ cup water
Balsamic Dressed Salad Greens
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  1. in a medium sized bowl combine the quinoa, crab, jalapeno, parsley, garlic, eggs, white wine, mustard, salt, pepper, old bay, paprika, and Panko
  2. heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat
  3. carefully form the crab mixture into 8 patties
  4. place 4 patties at a time onto the skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom
  5. using two spatulas flip the crab cakes over carefully, making sure to not break them apart
  6. cook another 3 minutes and remove to a paper towel lined plate
Avocado Cream
  1. add all ingredients except the water into a blender and puree
  2. if it’s too thick, add water a tbsp at a time to thin it out
Balsamic Dressed Salad Greens
  1. in a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper
  2. place greens on top and toss
  3. Place a quarter of the greens on a plate and top with two of the crab cakes
  4. drizzle the crab cakes with the avocado cream and
  5. enjoy!!


Oven Fried Carrots

Oven Fried Carrots | Real Housemoms

We all love fries and onion rings but lately there have been a lot of other fried vegetables to make for very tasty appetizers, like fried pickles, fried asparagus, and even fried avocado!  I had a bag of carrot chips that I wanted to do something fun with and thought they were the perfect shape for picking up some yummy dip but I wanted to kick them up a notch.  I ended up going along with the fried vegetable trend and decided on Oven Fried Carrots! [Read more...]

Baby Quiche Lorraine

Baby Quiche Lorraine | Real Housemoms

It’s a baby shower!!!!  I’m so excited to be apart of Lisa’s (from Wine & Glue) virtual baby shower!  As a blogger we “meet” so many great people online.  It’s almost like having two lives, one is the online life of a blogger and the other is the face to face real life of a mom (in my case).   So, when one of my online friends is having a baby it only makes sense to have an online, virtual baby shower.  When I think about cute foods to make for a shower, because all food at a baby shower must be cute, I think baby quiche.  I’ve told you before that my mom made quiche for parties in the 80′s and so it’s sort of stuck in my head as a great party food.  I think it went out of fashion for a bit but, as with Gem and My Little Ponies, they’re back!  I’m so glad because they’re so tasty, versatile and an easy make ahead appetizer.  These Baby Quiche Lorraine can be made by anyone that can make scrambled eggs. [Read more...]