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Apple & Cranberry Cornbread Dressing_Real Housemoms

Apple & Cranberry Cornbread Dressing

Posted on Nov 14th, 2013

  In my family there's a bit of controversy when it comes to stuffing. (We stuff it in our bird so it's stuffing for this story.)  My Dad…

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Artichoke Salsa

Artichoke Salsa

Posted on Aug 1st, 2013

Artichoke Salsa is really fresh, healthy, colorful, delicious, and full of awesome flavor!  I am trying to monitor my carb intake, so I ate it over…

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Artichoke, Bacon, and Chicken Salad

Artichoke, Bacon, & Chicken Salad

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013

Artichoke, Bacon, & Chicken Salad is super fresh and yummy!  I mentioned last week that I would bring you the salad I ate with the Balsamic…

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Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries

Posted on Feb 20th, 2013

It took me many years to figure out that I have a major love for avocados.  I finally made the realization when someone made the most amazing…

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Bacon & Onion Green Beans

Posted on Jan 15th, 2014

Green beans are one of those vegetables that I usually forget about until I have them again and then I can't get enough.  I was looking through an…

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Bacon Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

Posted on Feb 18th, 2014

Growing up we didn't have twiced baked potatoes very often.  I think I was at a friends house the first time I had them and I was hooked!  I'm mean…

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Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Posted on Aug 29th, 2012

Baked beans are a great side dish, especially for a barbeque.  Pineapples, mixed with hot dogs and bacon, really add to the amazing flavor of this…

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Baked Potato Salad

Baked Potato Salad

Posted on Aug 30th, 2012

Sticking with our Labor Day and barbeque (and bacon) theme for the week, we have a super yummy baked potato salad that makes a great side dish. When…

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Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries | Real Housemoms

Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Posted on May 14th, 2013

I LOVE fries, all kinds of fries.  I love that there is so much you can do with a french fry.  You can get them well done, sprinkled with salt,…

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Balsamic Vegetable Dressing

Balsamic Vegetable Dressing

Posted on Aug 29th, 2013

I spent quite a few days at Aubrey's house helping her pack.  There were many boxes to fill, cupboards to empty, and things to get done.  Her…

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Black Bean Salad

Posted on Mar 6th, 2013

We are starting to have some really warm days in Arizona, with last weekend in the 80s and the last couple of days in the 70s. It has been perfect…

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Black Beans…. {a great alternative to refried beans}

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2012

I LOVE Mexican food. A LOT. I'm talkin' about a, could eat it everyday, wash it down with a margarita, wearin' a great big, giant sombrero, kinda…

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Blackeyed Peas and Collard Greens | Real Housemoms

Blackeyed Peas & Collard Greens

Posted on Dec 31st, 2012

My family is from the South and down there it is a requirement to eat Blackeyed Peas and Collard Greens on New Year's Day.  Not a tradition like…

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Broccoli Salad

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2014

Broccoli Salad.  What can I say?  It doesn't sound that great, right?  As kids we had to be told to eat our broccoli, unless it was covered in…

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Brown Sugar & Maple Sweet Potatoes

Brown Sugar and Maple Sweet Potatoes

Posted on Nov 13th, 2012

We are back with a delicious side dish for our 10 days of Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is first and foremost about being thankful for all of the…

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Caprese Quinoa Salad | Real Housemoms

Caprese Quinoa Salad

Posted on Aug 12th, 2013

  I have a secret....... I LOVE cheese.  I feel like all of my posts start with I LOVE  __________.  I guess I have a lot of food…

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Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes

Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes

Posted on Feb 25th, 2013

I love cauliflower and discovered several ways to use it for low carb recipes. I started making Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes a couple years ago and…

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Cheesy Edamame

Cheesy Edamame

Posted on Jan 10th, 2013

I love edamame and I love cheese, so Cheesy Edamame is the perfect snack or side dish for me!  My kids also love this healthy vegetable and we eat…

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Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower

Posted on Jun 6th, 2013

I love cauliflower!  Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower is absolutely delicious and perfect for a low carb and healthy side dish!  It combines great…

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Chipotle Tomato Wedge Salad

Chipotle Tomato Wedge Salad

Posted on Jun 13th, 2013

Chipotle Tomato Wedge Salad is super delicious and perfect for summer!  I love wedge salads and enjoy trying various toppings, dressings, and meats…

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Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Brown Butter Marshmallow Glaze

Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Brown Butter Marshmallow Glaze

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Brown Butter Marshmallow Glaze are incredibly delicious!!! My friend made them at a party and I could not walk…

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Cirtus Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Real Housemoms

Citrus Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Nov 12th, 2012

Growing up my dad loved Brussels sprouts but I was not a fan.  I wasn't a picky eater (my mom used to feed me pigs feet and I liked it) but Brussels…

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Crab, Pea, and Bacon Salad

Crab, Pea, & Bacon Salad

Posted on Jul 5th, 2013

Crab, Pea, & Bacon Salad is a delicious summer lunch or side dish.  My parents were here visiting and we spent a lot of time in the pool, so we…

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Cranberry Sauce with Orange and cinnamon

Cranberry Sauce w/ Orange and Cinnamon

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013

  Growing up I wan't a fan of cranberry sauce.  It was too tart but as I got older I had to have it with every holiday meal and all my…

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Cucumber & Onion Salad

Posted on Jun 18th, 2013

    My Mom has been making this for us for years for summer picnics and BBQ's.  It's one of my favorites.  She got the recipe from…

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Edamame Quinoa Salad

Edamame Quinoa Salad

Posted on Apr 17th, 2013

Edamame Quinoa Salad is incredibly delicious and super healthy!  After making the Cheesy Quinoa Bites, I am loving quinoa and have so many great…

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Fettuccine Cauli-Fredo with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014

When I was in my late teens early twenties, I would usually get Fettuccine Alfredo when it was Italian night.  I love all things creamy, cheeses,…

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Garbanzo Bean Salad

Garbanzo Bean Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Posted on Oct 5th, 2012

Garbanzo Bean Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing is super fresh and tasty.  I have several lime trees, so it was nice to use them in this recipe.…

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Garlic Lime and Almond Green Beans

Garlic, Lime & Almond Green Beans

Posted on Nov 6th, 2013

  I can't believe that it's almost Thanksgiving!  We're having our friends over for Thanksgiving and we've already started planning.  I…

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Grandma's Potatoes

Grandma’s Potatoes

Posted on Dec 18th, 2012

Every year while I was growing up, we celebrated Christmas Eve with family at my parent's house.  It was always a beautiful night of making memories…

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Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad | Real Housemoms

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

The temperature has been rising here and fast.  We are close to 100's and starting to make our way into the pool.  Of course that means that we are…

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Homemade Baked Beans | Real Housemoms

Homemade Baked Beans

Posted on Aug 6th, 2013

  I love baked beans!  They are one of my favorite foods and a must at every barbecue.  I've never made them from scratch and wondered how…

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Honey Roasted Carrots

Posted on Mar 18th, 2014

I made these Honey Roasted Carrots for my husband and I the other day for an easy side with lunch.  I've made Simple Maple Roasted Vegetables for…

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Jalapeno, Caper, & Avocado Egg Salad

Jalapeno, Caper, and Avocado Egg Salad

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013

I love egg salad and have tried many variations, but I created one yesterday that has become one of my new favorites. I could easily eat it every…

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Kale Salad with Papaya Vinaigrette_Real Housemoms

Kale Salad with Papaya Vinaigrette

Posted on Jan 6th, 2014

  I was recently out in California visiting my parents for a week.  We had so much fun celebrating the New Year!  A few of my close friends…

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Leftover Potato Pancakes

Leftover Potato Pancakes

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2012

The day after Thanksgiving is fantastic for spending time with family, relaxing, and of course, eating a lot of delicious leftovers.  It is so funny…

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Liz’s Candied Carrots

Posted on Mar 28th, 2013

These Candied Carrots are a holiday staple in my family and my mom has been making them for years.  Until I had my mother-in-law's candied yams I…

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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Posted on Nov 11th, 2013

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is unbelievably tasty and full of fantastic flavor! I love that is tastes like loaded potatoes, but without all the…

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Macaroni Salad

Posted on Aug 31st, 2012

I first tried this recipe at one of a million potlucks that used to be held at one of my last companies.  (You were lucky to get out of there with…

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Mamaw’s Rolls

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

  I've talked before about my great grandmother's big breakfasts.  They were big in every way possible.  She'd feed huge crowds of family,…

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Mexican Blackened Corn

Posted on Aug 28th, 2012

My family loves corn and I thought this side dish would be a great one to try since it is a unique recipe.  Not only is it unbelievably delicious,…

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Mom's Mashed Potatoes | Real Houemoms

Mom’s Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 21st, 2012

Everyone has a mashed potato recipe but no one has my MOM's mashed potato recipe.  Until now that is. These are the lightest, fluffiest mashed…

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Okra Rellenos

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2012

Aubrey and I recently received okra in our weekly CSA order.  We have also received eggplant (you can see that post here) and knew that if I could…

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Parmesan Cilantro Corn

Posted on Jun 17th, 2013

My parents are here visiting and my mom and I love to cook together!  We spend every day in the pool, then come in to make yummy dinners.  We made…

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Parmesan Corn Casserole

Parmesan Corn Casserole

Posted on Apr 28th, 2013

  Summer is around the corner and we eat a lot of corn on warm days.  It already feels like summer here in Arizona, so we've been…

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Pearl Onion & Cheese Gratin

Pearl Onion & Cheese Gratin

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

Pearl Onion & Cheese Gratin is delicious and bursting with great flavors! It would be a wonderful side dish on Thanksgiving and would compliment…

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Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Casserole

Posted on Nov 29th, 2012

Who loves pineapple?  My family and I sure do, and Pineapple Casserole is a perfect side dish, especially with ham!  When I spent an Easter with my…

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Posted on May 28th, 2013

I hope everyone had a fun Memorial Day Weekend and a great start to their summer!  My friends arrived on Friday and we had a fabulous weekend in the…

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Quick & EASY Roasted Potatoes | Real Housemoms

Quick and EASY Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Apr 18th, 2013

This past week Stacey and I had the chance to go to our first in person blog conference!  We were so lucky that Bloggy Boot Camp came out to our…

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Ramen Salad

Ramen Salad

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Ramen Salad is perfect for a summer party, potluck, or Memorial Day Weekend barbeque.  I remember eating a very similar salad in the summer while I…

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Red Cabbage Slaw

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014

  I have a new food love.  Red cabbage.  It started with the Kale Salad with Papaya Vinaigrette.  It's so beautiful, just look at this…

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Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Salad

Posted on May 29th, 2013

I ate a lot over Memorial Day Weekend, and I mean A LOT!  So, it's time to get serious and start making some tasty summer salads!  I have a few…

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Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Salad

Posted on Jul 17th, 2013

Shrimp Salad is a really tasty summer salad.  My friend Julie made this incredible salad for a party at my house and it was a hit. I absolutely…

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Simple Maple Roasted Vegetables

Posted on Oct 9th, 2013

  I love when it gets crisp outside and the leaves all start to change.  Fall is my favorite time of year but I moved to Southern California…

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Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Posted on Jan 7th, 2013

  This week I have to go back to reality.  My monkeys are both going back to school which means I am back on my routine.  This is a good…

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Sweet Honey Cornbread

Sweet Honey Cornbread

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

Who doesn't love cornbread?  If you do it well it's moist and in my opinion, sweet.  Not only that, but it's the perfect companion to chili.  You…

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Sweet Potato Clouds

Posted on Mar 27th, 2014

Sometimes my brain goes on little trips down the pathway.   I start out thinking about one thing and it brings up the next and the next and the…

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Syrian Rice | Real Housemoms

Syrian Rice

Posted on Nov 20th, 2012

A lot of people are surprised to learn that I am Lebanese.  Really I'm a mut made up of a lot of everything from all over but my great grandmother's…

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Tabouli | Real Housemoms

Tabouli

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013

This last week I was able to go out to California and visit my parents.  It was so nice there was other family there visiting as well, including…

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Tex-Mex Couscous

Posted on Jan 8th, 2014

  Yesterday I posted my Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas that I made with my Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco meat.  Of course I had to…

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Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Posted on Nov 15th, 2012

Stuffing is my favorite side dish on Thanksgiving!  I have tried many variations and enjoyed pretty much all of them, but I made this Thanksgiving…

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Watermelon Salad

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2013

Watermelon Salad is healthy and amazing for summer!  The combination of flavors is absolutely incredible and delicious! Do you ever find yourself…

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Yellow Squash Casserole

Yellow Squash Casserole

Posted on Feb 25th, 2014

I have to tell you that both I have never made a savory dish, with no hint of sweetness, and had someone tell me that it was as satisfying as a…

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{Leftover} Mashed Potato Puffs

{Leftover} Mashed Potato Puffs

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013

I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week. This year is flying by so fast and Christmas is just around the corner. I am so glad my parents are here…

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