Food Finds

We hope that you will enjoy our passion for preparing, serving and of course EATING good food. The women of Real. Life. Woman. Talk. are mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and girlfriends that are just like you! We love to recipe swap, go out on the town with our significant others and entertain in our homes as well as have family dinners. These experiences have given us a ton of favorite and not so favorite dishes we want to share with you! In addition we have tips and tricks to help you in the kitchen department :)

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole
32 oz frozen shredded hash browns
1/2 cup melted butter
 1 (10 1/4 ounce) can of cream of chicken soup
 1 pint of sour cream
 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
 2 cups grated colby cheese
 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients together
Place in a greased 9x13 casserole dish
Top with remaining cheese
Bake for 45 minutes


Bacon Ranch Foil Packet Potatoes

3 sheets of heavy-duty foil
10-12 baby red potatoes, thinly sliced
6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
... 1 packet ranch dressing mix
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
Sour cream for serving, if desired

1. Spray each sheet of foil with cooking spray. Top each piece with equal portions of potatoes, bacon, and ranch dressing mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each serving. Wrap securely.

2. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve in foil, topped with sour cream if desired.


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... ½ head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.
Saute until slightly tender.
Stir in garlic.
Pour in chicken broth.
Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender.
Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
Juice expert Joe Cross teaches Jordan Carlos how to make the nutritious and delicious Mean Green.
 Juice 6 leaves of kale, 1 cucumber, 4 stalks of celery, 3 apples cut in half, a small piece of ginger and 1/2 lemon. The tasty cocktail will double most people's daily intake of healthy veggies.
Cross lost 82 pounds in 60 days by juicing; his transformation is the subject of the 2010 documentary, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead."

Green Bean Wraps


•4 (15-oz.) cans of whole green beans ~ not “cut”, not “french-style”
•bacon strips, cut in half (I use my kitchen scissors.)
•1 cup melted butter...
•1 cup packed brown sugar
•1/2 tsp. garlic salt
•1 tsp. soy sauce

Gather 10 beans into a bundle. Wrap bacon around beans and secure with a toothpick. Arrange in a 9×13 pan.

Combine melted butter, brown sugar, garlic salt, and soy sauce in a bowl. Mix well. Pour over beans.

Bake at 375° for 45 minutes – 1 hour, or until bacon is cooked.

Using fresh green beans would be healthier