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Skillet Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a staple recipe that everyone needs to have. It works great as a main dish or is awesome as a side. This version is quick and easy and all made in a skillet. I love a recipe that can all be made in one pan! This is a great alternative to... Read More

Chicken Salad Sandwiches – Kneaders Copycat

Kneaders Copycat Chicken Salad Sandwich | realmomkitchen.com

Yesterday was a busy day for me. Summer is almost over so they needed me for a few hours yesterday at the school that I work for and I also had my last kids cooking class in my home for the summer. Since it was a busy morning, I planned on get my post up... Read More

Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning {Copy Cat}

Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning | realmomkitchen.com

Over the last two summers, I have been teaching kids cooking classes at my home.  I had one class today, but now I just have one more left. I must say I really enjoy them. I love seeing kids get excited about food when they are involved in the process. Cooking can be fun. I... Read More

Make Ahead Hamburger Patties

Make Ahead Hamburger Patties | realmomkitchen.com

During the summer, I have each of my kids take a night each week to plan the meal and cook it. It’s a great time for them to work on their cooking skills and I love the break. My boys love burgers and often one of them is picking it as their weekly meal. I... Read More

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com

I recently have been working for my local school  district, so I get summer off just like the kids.  Summer has just been flying by for me. I have been so busy, that I just haven’t had near enough of the time to do what I wanted to do. Pasta salad is another one of... Read More

Sheet Pan Cookies

Sheet Pan Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

The quick and easy way to make a bunch of chocolate chip cookies is in a sheet pan.  There is no need for scooping and cooking in multiple batches with this recipe. These cookies all get pressed into one pan  and then get cooked at one time. Then just cool and cut into squares. These... Read More

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad | realmomkitchen.com

In Utah, we have a fair amount of Hawaiian food trucks. They are frequently found at outdoor events throughout the state such as town days, fairs, and concerts. Every time I have eaten at one, my meal includes a Hawaiian version of the traditional macaroni salad. It is delicious and always pairs perfect with whatever... Read More

Marinated Burgers

Marinated Burgers | realmomkitchen.com

When grilling season hits, part of what I grill is marinated, specifically steak and chicken. I do have the occasional shrimp that I marinate. However, I have never thought about marinating a burger until now. You just need to have a little forethought so you can give those burger patties time to marinate. They just... Read More

Ramen Noodle Chicken Salad

Ramen Noodle Chicken Salad | realmomkitchen.com

I have had salads before with ramen noodles, but they have been left uncooked. Sometimes that are toasted in butter. Either way they are uses more as a topping instead of a base for the salad. This recipe uses cooked ramen noodles as the base of the salad. The noodles get coated in a tasty... Read More

Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad

Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad | realmomkitchen.com

One of my favorite salads is a caesar salad. I make it often at home to pair with Italian dishes and I order it frequently when we eat out. I love the creamy caesar dressing paired with crunchy croutons and sharp parmesan cheese. It makes my mouth happy. This recipe amps up the typical caesar... Read More