Stretching the food budget each month is a must for most families, so finding simple and creative ways to use up those leftovers is important! We took our leftover roasted chicken and made these 2-minute BBQ chicken sandwiches.
Mac n Cheese is a no brainer dish that almost every child and adult loves! Here at Real Food Real Kitchens, mac n cheese is one of our all time favorites, so we came up with this #recipe for a creamy, smoky mac n cheese that is now on our menu almost every week! It takes very few ingredients and is incredibly simple to make.
What is a Mother sauce? Mother sauces in classical French cooking are the five families of sauce upon which every other sauce is formed. Memorize these five simple sauces, and everything else involving cooking is generally a breeze.
As the heat outside continues to swelter this summer, the last thing you want to do is bring that heat inside the kitchen. Yes we know how the saying goes, "If you can't stand the heat keep out of the kitchen," but we found a way to get those taste buds lifted without using your oven at all. Welcome this cool and creamy, no-bake peanut butter pie in to the picture this summer and save the heat to beat the winter blues when they roll around.
This chocolate cake recipe is a modern version of what our Grandmother used to make for us as children. It brings back childhood memories of celebration: Family, Food...Chocolate Cake, and Dad sneaking extra to us when we weren't supposed to have it!
Nothing can replace the warm buttery taste of movie theater popcorn, many have tried but there's nothing like the real thing. However this summer we have curated a select few popcorn delights, and one traditional recipe to make your own popcorn, that bring a unique twist to your traditional movie theater popcorn.
We love is this recipe for avocado and Havarti toast. Slice up an avocado, some Havarti cheese, a Roma tomato and you've got it! Do you have a 'go to' quick n' healthy snack? Share it with us!
While Spicy Peanut Sauce isn't exactly a 'traditional' family dish of ours, it has become a family favorite.
One of our favorite pasta salads is this light Mediterranean version. The feta cheese gives it that tangy burst of flavor when it's combined with the vinaigrette. The cucumber lightens the load while the pepperoncini ads a dose of slight spiciness and sweetness. It's the perfect salad to pack in to a mason jar and take on a picnic, or you can prepare a larger amount for a summer cookout.
It wasn't until this year when potato salad was revolutionized for me once again, and this time even my family decided they loved it. I was at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge for my birthday and had dinner at this restaurant called Boma - Flavors of Africa and they had a curry potato salad tat knocked my tasted buds off!
When it's time to celebrate, no other food is more fabulous than the hot dog! The toppings and flavor combinations are limitless. Here are a few of our favorites!
Traditional recipes aren't always passed down just from family members. Meals between friends, or in this case a Church Choir, are sometimes even more memorable. I discovered this while making this recipe with my Mother this week.
Simple combination salads are perfect for summer picnics. They are easily pre-made and transportable in mason jars and can be shared or enjoyed individually. The key to creating these salads is using fresh, in-season, summer ingredients, tossed lightly with a simple oil, vinegar, and herb dressing.
Creating an apple and cheddar cheese bake seemed like a no brainer dish to make. I eat sliced apple with cheese or peanut butter or Nutella on a daily basis for a snack. Baked apples are a favorite southern side dish of mine. It wasn't until I gave my Mother a quick call for some tips on extra ingredients to add to this bake, that I learned my Grandfathers favorite dessert was a slice of apple pie topped with melted cheddar cheese.
With the heat of summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to use peaches in a cool and refreshing soup like this tree ripened Peachy Keen Soup, dripping with orchard fresh flavor. This sweet summer soup is inexpensive, easy to make, and incredibly versatile. We used it as a cool lunch side dish to go with a sandwich and yogurt, almost like a drink. The chunks of peach in this recipe make it hearty enough for a mid-afternoon snack as well.