Posts tagged eatrealfood
Pineapple (throwback to the 80's) cocktail party dip

Ok, I’m having fun with the title, but this Pineapple dip is perfect for any occasion, especially when kids are involved. When the kids in my family were young, of course my Mom made this with Cool whip and we thought it was heaven. Do they even still make Cool Whip? Gosh please don’t use that!

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italian wedding cookies {gluten free}

Growing up these were always called Italian Wedding Cookies, but they can also be called Butterballs or Snowballs. Either way they are delicious buttery balls covered in powdered sugar and I can’t find anything wrong with that. I swapped out regulare flour for gluten free and added lots of butter so the cookies would not crumble and I could not be happier with the result.

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triple chocolate cookies {gluten free}

If dessert isn't chocolate, it isn't dessert! These cookies are aaaaamazing, chocolatey, moist with just the right amount of sweetness. My family is gluten free, my parents are not. I walked into the kitchen last night and my Dad was sneaking a few of these cookies. That says it all.

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roasted acorn squash with goat cheese and walnuts {gluten free, grain free}

Thanksgiving isn’t really about the turkey. Yes, I know it’s Turkey Day and it is the centerpiece, but in my opinion, the sides rule. What I love most is that every Thanksgiving feast has different sides. There are traditional elements like mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, but hosts these days are stopping the show with inventive, eye catching, mouth watering sides.

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instant pot bone broth

It’s November and if your weather hasn’t turned cold yet, then you are really lucky. With Fall comes all of those fun things like flu season, damp, cold days and little to no sunlight. All of that can really take it’s toll on your body. There are many defenders to help support the immune system, but homemade bone broth is one of my favorites.

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grain-free chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin season is officially here. I just can’t jump on the bandwagon in August, so I pretend that the cold weather isn’t coming until guess what, it’s actually here!. These Grain-Free Pumpkin Muffins are great any time of year, but satisfy that Pumpkin Spice craving that everyone is going crazy for now.

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instant pot basic chicken soup

Pressure cooking has me hooked. Last Mother’s Day my present was an Instant Pot and I’m in love. From the best hard boiled eggs ever to the fastest bone broth and all of my favorite soups, this little machine creates intense flavor and quick dinners. I am still creating and testing, but one of our favorites is this basic Chicken Soup.

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easy turkey meatballs {paleo}

I just needed something simple to make for dinner and the normal chicken and beef just wasn't what I was in the mood for. My kids are used to Sunday sauce, so I wasn't sure they were going to go for Turkey meatballs, but these turned out so tender and flavorful, that everyone was happy. These really take minutes to throw together and only need to simmer for about 30 minutes, so it is quick too.

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paleo honey mustard dressing

I love salads, and making my own salad dressing is a must when eating real food. Think about it, it takes minutes to make, you can pick all of your own ingredients and you get to bypass horrible oils like soybean and vegetable, along with all of those crazy items no one can say, but certainaly should not eat (can you say xantham gum, gar gum or carrageenan).

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honey lime grilled flank steak

Using different cuts of meat is a great decision when you are trying to go the economical route. Sure, I would always prefer a beautiful Strip Steak or Filet Mignon, but when you are feeding a family of five, that is saved for special occasions or just once in awhile. The beauty of choosing a Flank steak is, if you find a larger sized piece, you can get two dinners out of it.

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