Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza is so fresh that my family begs for me to make it all the time now!

PESTO PIZZA is the best way to enjoy your basil and tomato harvest! It is fantastic for lunch, dinner or even an appetizer with friends! I was at the grocery store the other day and came across, fresh, handmade mozzarella cheese. It was made that day!!!  I love fresh mozzarella cheese and learning to make it is on my bucket list. As soon as I saw it I bought the last two and … [Read more...]

Pizza Pasta Bake

Pizza Pasta Bake is a family favorite! I make a double batch to freeze for later!

PIZZA PASTA BAKE is perfect for feeding a crowd or freezing for busy nights. It's a baked pasta with your favorite pizza toppings mixed in and on top! My kids love it! My youngest son goes to a co-op school for kindergarten.  Our public school only offers half day kindergarten and that just wasn't going to be enough for this little guy!  We love his school.  He has a small … [Read more...]

Pearl Couscous Salad

Pearl Couscous Salad is so easy to make and makes the best lunch or side dish for dinner!

 PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD tastes out of this world good. I had it on a flight and had to make it at home for a delicious lunch. I usually make a big batch to have through out the week! Early in the fall I was super lucky to get out of town for a girls' weekend with some friends from college.  We met in San Francisco.  They're the type of friends that we don't get to talk often … [Read more...]

Bacon Jalapeno Baked Potato Soup

Bacon Jalapeno Baked Potato Soup | Real Housemoms

BACON JALAPENO BAKED POTATO SOUP is thick and creamy with the right amount of heat to warm you up on those cold winter nights! With the cold weather setting in, I crave comforting soups. Potato soups are always at the top of my list. They're so creamy and they just give you that happy food feeling when the bowl is empty.  This time I wanted to bring together two of my … [Read more...]

Cheesy Sausage, Bacon and Sweet Potato Pasta Bake

Cheesy Sausage Bacon and Sweet Potato Pasta Bake | Real Housemoms

CHEESY SAUSAGE, BACON & SWEET POTATO PASTA BAKE is a mouthful to say but a delicious mouthful! It's a tasty fall dinner the entire family will love! I'm all about warm pasta dishes as the weather cools.  Pasta bakes have a permanent spot on the menu in our house because I can make them ahead.  When I get into the kitchen to make one I double the recipe to make two and … [Read more...]

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Pear and Pork

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Pear and Pork |Real Housemoms

ACORN SQUASH STUFFED WITH PEAR AND SAUSAGE is my favorite fall evening dinner. It's so easy to make and beautiful enough to serve to company!  Seriously, just look at these!  Aren't they perfect for a chilly fall night!  The colors are amazing and when you cut them horizontally you get a beautiful flowery shape.  These were so good and they worked as the entire meal for us … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken | Real Housemoms

 SLOW COOKER HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN is an easy dinner that can be put together fast, letting you walk away and forget about it. It's so full of flavor your family will be asking you to make it all the time! Things are starting to ramp up here in my house.  I feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day right now.  I recently shared a picture with a friend of my GIANT … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Peach Sauce

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Peach Sauce | Real Housemoms

 SLOW COOKER PORK CHOPS WITH PEACH SAUCE is everything that a good pork dish needs to be.  Tender meat with a sweet and savory sauce!  It will easily be a family favorite. Back to School season is here!!!!  My kids head back to school in two weeks and I can't wait.  There is a part of me that wishes we had more time to explore Oregon but there is an even bigger part of me … [Read more...]

Roasted Kale with Black Beans & Goat Cheese

Roasted Kale with Black Beans, Goat Cheese & Sriracha

Crisp roasted kale, protein-packed black beans, smooth & creamy goat cheese, and spicy Sriracha make this ROASTED KALE WITH BLACK BEANS, GOAT CHEESE & SRIRACHA the perfect, simple. healthy and fast meal for any day of the week.  Hi guys! My name is Ari and I blog over at Ari's Menu. I'm so excited to join as a contributor for Real Housemoms! I will be sharing my … [Read more...]

Summer Bounty Salad

Summer Bounty Salad | Real Housemoms

 Summer Bounty Salad is a delicious way to enjoy your summer garden's harvest. Grilled zucchini and squash are tossed with crisp romaine and Jazz apples for a delicious salad! I've received product/compensation related to JAZZ Apples to use for #LoveNZFruit.  As always though, all opinions stated are my own and I only work with brands that I love! Living in Portland … [Read more...]