Tequila Turkey Sliders with Guacamole

Tequila Turkey Sliders with Guacamole FEAT 2

These Tequila Turkey Sliders with Fresh Guacamole are tiny turkey burgers flavored with tequila & lime, and topped with fresh guacamole. Perfect party food! Hey guys!  I’m Denise, and I’m so excited to be sharing my very first recipe with you as a Real Housemoms contributor! I must be losing my mind, because I blinked, and suddenly it’s May.  How did that happen?  … [Read more...]

Turkey & Chorizo Enchilada Casserole

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We (my family) are creatures of habits, especially when it comes to dining out.  We eat at the same restaurants and we order the same foods each time.  If we got out for pizza we always have sausage, pepperoni and banana peppers.  If we go out to our favorite burger place we order the same spicy burgers; the kids order the same grilled cheese sandwiches. If we go out for … [Read more...]

Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

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My son goes to an amazing school, Creative Children's Center.   It's a co-op, so the parents are very involved, and I get to be the parent helper a couple times a month.  There is a kitchen in the classroom so lunch is brought in and prepared by a different parent each day.  The kids get to help out and they are more willing to try new things when they've had a hand in making … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Taco Chili

Slow Cooker Taco Chili

    When I think about feeding a crowd during the winter the first dish that comes to mind is chili.  It's so easy to make a lot, it's pretty inexpensive and it's so filling!!  It's also one of my favorite dishes to have in the freezer for go to meals on busy (or lazy) nights.  While my cousin was out visiting this past fall I decided to make chili for dinner.  She … [Read more...]

{Leftover} Mashed Potato Puffs

{Leftover} Mashed Potato Puffs

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 this week to celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy a wonderful week with us. My mom and I have a lot of fun cooking all the food together and the kids are excited to help us in the kitchen this year! All of the yummy sides … [Read more...]

Turkey & Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie  | Real Housemoms | This is the perfect comfort food for cold nights

  Growing up I wasn't a fan of sweet potatoes.  I wasn't a picky eater, I mean my mom used to feed me pig's feet and I loved them, but I don't remember ever trying them as a kid and not liking them.  I think the orange color and the sweet and savory taste kept me away.  As I grew up my love of sweet and savory really grew.  It reached a new high when I was pregnant with my … [Read more...]

California Turkey Pita

California Turkey Pita Real Housemoms

  There are a lot of factors all working together to make me not want to cook right now.  It's very hot and humid here now that monsoon season started.  If you follow me on Instagram you would've seen some of the videos and pictures of the recent storms and some flooding.  When it rains that much it seems the desert can't absorb it fast enough so we get some flooding then as … [Read more...]

Turkey {Chicken} Pot Pie

Turkey {Chicken} Pot Pie | Real Housemoms

I love leftover turkey sandwiches a lot, probably more than I should. I love to pile on the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and mayo and then dig in. I'll have a few (3 or 4) in a very short amount of time (2 days) but then I need to find something else to use up all that turkey. It doesn't matter how many people we are having over for Thanksgiving, we always cook a 20 pounds … [Read more...]

Super Juicy, Brined {Roasted Turkey}

Super Juicy Brined Roasted Turkey | Real Housemoms

I love turkey but it seemed like no matter how it was cooked, basted a lot, cooked for just the right amount of time or even in an oven bag, it was always dry.  I would slather tons of gravy or cranberry sauce on it just to be able to swallow it.  I was always nervous after pulling it out of the oven and had images of the scene from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation … [Read more...]