Mama’s Real Food Manifesto

Cooking for a Crowd hints and tips

Cheap non-stick cooking spray substitute

Make your own cream of chicken, mushroom, or celery soup


Easy Memory Biscuits or Crackers these buttermilk biscuits have a super easy recipe that’s a snap to remember.

(Almost) Fat Free Pumpkin Muffins full of whole grain goodness’

Pecan Pie, chock full of nuts (With Homesteading Housewife’s easy, tasty no-roll pie crust!)

Maple Bacon Pecan Pie, even better!

Ice Cream Cake, and Whipped Cream

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

Main Dishes

Colcannon – easy, budget friendly one pot Irish dish. Cabbage, potatoes, and beef make the ultimate comfort food

Chicken Satay Nuggets – homemade chicken nuggets, hands free mess free!

Asian Pork Sliders – so easy you don’t even need a recipe

Beefy Potato Kolaches – easiest dough ever, classic portable meal

Maple Dijon Rack of Pork – great company recipe or if you’re cooking a nice meal for a crowd.  It’s easy and the taste is amazing!

Chicken Mango Pasta Salad – Fruity. Summery. Good.

Pantry Pasta Salad – throw it together in for a quick meal or when you forget to plan dinner.

Sloppy Joes with easy homemade coleslaw

Creamy Beef and Noodles quick and easy skillet meal

Scalloped Potatoes Use up that leftover ham!

Turkey Pot Pie Also works for chicken, and a great way to use up leftovers!

Lentil Enchiladas A meatless meal you’ll love.  Plus, homemade enchilada sauce!

Tuscan Pasta Salad

Swiss Steak Easy peasy, stove top or crockpot.


Spinach Pesto with Pumpkin Seeds – nut free, dairy free

Chilaquiles Bowls – baked chilaquiles in a bread bowl.

Grilled Summer Veggie Sandwiches- hearty, healthy, tastes like summer!

Lentil Enchiladas A meatless meal you’ll love.  Plus, homemade enchilada sauce!

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese dump the blue box.

Curried Lentil Soup- vegan. And cheap.

Hearty Tomato Barley Salad - make it with any grain, really. Brown rice, quinioa, or a mix would taste great too!



Three Sisters Soup – beans, corn, and pumpkin with bacon and onion.  Best fall chowder ever.

Bean with Bacon Soup

Aloo Dal – Indian style potato and cauliflower stew

Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Gumbo Stew – all the flavors, less work.

Easy Tomato Basil Soup – Lunch in 5 minutes. Seriously.

Smoky Lentil Soup and Curried Vegan Stew- this recipe is a two-fer!

Side dishes

Coconut Rice  simple, subtle flavor to liven up boring bland rice
Sweet and Sour Cabbage- classic recipe and it’s PURPLE. Your daughters will love helping you cook it.

Braised Greens Spinach, kale, chard, collards – here’s how to cook them!

Brussels Sprouts Supreme

Charro Beans

Sauerkraut Casserole – sounds weird, tastes good.

Best Orange Cranberry Relish all natural in 10 minutes or less.


Pumpkin Spice Syrup for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

Crockpot Cinnamon Granola

Dips for dummies yummy, easy fruit dips, veggie dips, and cheeseball recipes

Natural no-work popsicles fruity and frozen

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies

Crazy Cheap Cooking

Less than $1 per serving!

Tuscan Pasta Salad

Sloppy Joes with easy homemade coleslaw

Chicken Farfalle Florentine

Hearty Tomato Barley Salad

Minestrone Soup – rockbottom 33¢ per serving!

Easy Tomato Basil Soup

Bean with Bacon Soup

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