Food & Recipes





banana chocolate chip muffins

Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

by RealMomofNJ on July 11, 2013 in Adult Food, Baby Food, Food & Recipes

Every so often an occasion arises for me to send some food into day care. It’s always either for one of the RealKid’s birthdays, or a holiday gathering. I don’t want to bring cupcakes because A) it’s unoriginal, B) I want to give the kids the chance to have something they wouldn’t otherwise have and C) it’s just more…

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You Can Cook For Your Family. No Really, You Can

by RealMomofNJ on May 29, 2013 in Food & Recipes, Tips

RealDad sent me an article recently that I could’ve written myself:  You’ll Gladly Die for Your Children; Why Won’t You Cook for Them? I can’t stop thinking about it.

This article summarized much of what I think about cooking for my family and about the American views of food and cooking. It brings up some superior points and basically answers its…

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mac & cheese

Thank You! Mac & Cheese Recipe

by RealMomofNJ on April 10, 2013 in Adult Food, Baby Food, Food & Recipes

Are you ready for a mac & cheese recipe to rock your world? Yeah you are.

So, you know I cook from scratch, and you probably know that I will do anything—ANYTHING—that Alton Brown tells me to do. Well, long ago on his cooking/educational show, Good Eats, he told me that it is just as easy to make real mac &…

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Why I Let My Kids Eat Kids’ Menu JUNK

by RealMomofNJ on April 04, 2013 in Food & Recipes

Considering how hardcore I am about eating healthy and withholding junk food from my kids, you’ll probably be surprised to hear that when we go out to eat, I will let the RealKids eat off of the kids’ menu.

I know. Talk about unhealthy food. The kids’ menu is universally craptastic. Mac & cheese (sometimes from a box), chicken fingers,…

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no cook no bath tuesday

No Cook, No Bath Tuesday Addenda

by RealMomofNJ on April 02, 2013 in Food & Recipes, Schedules, Tips

I’ve been doing No Cook, No Bath Tuesdays for awhile now, and I have to say, I love it. When I can pull it off 100%. It makes a big difference in my happiness on Tuesdays. But after almost 6 months of doing it, two very important addenda needed to be added because I noticed there were still plenty…

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black bean soup with cilantro

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

by RealMomofNJ on March 18, 2013 in Adult Food, Baby Food, Food & Recipes

RealDad hates beans (totally ridiculous, I know). I happen to love them, but I don’t make a lot of bean soups or dishes because of him. So I take advantage of when he travels and make at least one bean-riffic meal. Most recently that meal was black bean soup.

Black bean soup is delicious already, but this one is even…

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turkey meatballs

The Best Damn Turkey Meatballs You’ll Ever Eat

by RealMomofNJ on February 27, 2013 in Food & Recipes

My title is not an overpromise. These are the best, healthiest meatballs I’ve ever eaten. Of course they are, they’re Ellie Krieger’s. She’s my healthy-cooking hero.

Anyway, I made these this week for No-Cook, No-Bath Tuesday this week. I make these frequently, actually, because they’re so good. They are super flavorful and super healthy compared to traditional meatballs, which…

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