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

Turkey Club Pasta Salad

Turkey Club Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com

School ended this last Friday for my daughter and my middle son graduated from high school last Thursday. So as far as I am concerned, it is now summer. Summer is a time for salads and pot luck gatherings. So this week I decided to share all things salad.  All of the recipes this week... Read More

Cowboy Cookies

This cookie recipe is one that I was introduced to after meeting my husband. It is my father-in-laws go to cookie recipe. I did wonder how the cowboy cookie got it’s name. Some say it is because it originated in Texas. Others say it is because the hearty cookie can be kept for many long... Read More

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes | realmomkitchen.com

My family loves mashed potatoes and gravy, but sometimes I want to serve them with a meal that doesn’t include gravy. That is where seasoned mashed potatoes enters the picture. Garlic mashed is a standard that I usually go to, but I recently wanted something different to go with the garlic rosemary pork loin. I... Read More