The Realistic Housewife: Easy, Adaptable, Seasonal Home Cookin'

Blog URL: http://therealistichousewife.blogspot.com/

From Bacon Cupcakes to Wild Leek Risotto, I'm full of creative comfort food ideas and have a passion for fresh, flavorful ingredients.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: recipes, restaurants, hotdish, chickens, home cooking, CSA, food, gardening, seasonal

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Bourbon Soaked Chocolate Cake and Honey Bourbon Glazed Croissant Pudding, a New Year and Sushi Talk on Jan 14, 2012 in bourbon soaked chocolate cake, bourbon, croissant pudding, whiskey, 1792 ridgemont reserve kentucky whiskey, honey bourbon glaze, desserts, chocolate, recipes, bread puddingIt's a New Year and in my head, I was going to do a lot more with all of my plans for this blog. But, reality strikes, and hey! At least I've been cooking up some fantastic meals and treats still. New Year's Eve Dinner was epic. Ideas of grandeu...



Grandma's Peanut Butter Balls on Dec 19, 2011 in peanut butter and chocolate, christmas cookies, peanut butter balls, peanut butter and rice crispies, rice krispies, smart balance treatsThis year my cousins and I gathered the family together to make Christmas cookies for the first time. We realized that over the last couple of years the sweets offered at our family Christmas dinner were lacking in a big way. Our favorite treat was n...



Baby Bello Mushroom and Chicken Pot Pie on Dec 15, 2011 in sage, chicken pot pie, umami, puff pastry, mushroom chicken pot pie, mushroomsIf you haven't noticed already, I love me some hotdish. My favorite category of such being The Chicken Pot Pie. And I do it many ways. It's almost never-ending, the possibilities... I get swept away, it's true! If you haven't already tried my Honey M...



Cranberry Jalapeno Chutney on Dec 5, 2011 in cranberry jalapeno chutney, brie cheese, jalapenos, cranberry sauce, holiday appetizers, appetizer, cranberry relish, cranberry jalapeno sauce, mint, cranberry chutney, brie en croute, recipesI'm going to go ahead and call this a chutney. Since this blog is kind of a confession, I will admit to you this - I'm not sure if it would traditionally be called a chutney, but from what I gather from the Food Network, I'm at least not far off. And...



French Onion Soup with a Kick on Nov 15, 2011 in umami, caramelized onions, french onion soup, soup, recipesI am not a French Onion Soup connoisseur. I rarely order it in restaurants. It's odd. You would think with my love of caramelized onions and cheese that it would be one of my favorites. Well, now it definitely is.I had to make some executive decision...



Sausage, Squash and Apple Chili on Oct 25, 2011Yes, I said Apple and Chili. I like my chili sweet. It's no secret in my house that I'm a fan of the spicy/sweet combination, and chili is no different. I usually add a tablespoon of brown sugar or honey and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Some people even...