Recipe Box

The Recipe Box is where you can find all my recipes organized in one quick and easy resource. Some recipes could be in two categories, such as our favorite Chocolate Banana Muffin recipe, but you will find breads with breads and pancakes with breakfast.

Looking for breakfast recipes? Soup recipes? Bread Recipes? How about my favorite—dessert recipes? Look no further, we have a recipe for you. All of these recipes are doable for the home cook and most are “can’t cook” friendly.

The important thing to remember is that any one can cook. Yes, I truly believe that. You just need to learn or have the desire to cook. The biggest roadblock to making your favorite recipe is truly yourself. If you ever come across something you don’t understand in my recipes, shoot me an email or drop me a comment. My email address is

Real: The Kitchen and Beyond Recipe Box


Baked Chicken Wings

Southwest Chili Dip

Spicy Fish Taco Minis

Fried Mozzarella Dough Bites

Dirty Martini Olive Spread

Stuffed Mini Peppers

Gorgonzola and Italian Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms

Prosciutto, Pear, and Goat’s Cheese

Mini Meatball Sandwiches

Italian Pepper Zucchini Bites

Spicy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Smoked Salmon Dill Bites

Breakfast Recipes

Clementine Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

Bargain Breakfast Coffee Cake (using prepackaged ingredients)

Taleggio Mushroom Scrambled Eggs

Cream Chipped Beef

Donut Breakfast Sandwiches

Smoked Sausage and Egg Gluten-free Breakfast Wrap

Gluten-free Apple Coffee Cake

Green Eggs

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crepe

Blueberry Lemon Donut French Toast Bake

Homemade Granola

Zucchini Baked Oatmeal

Portabella Jarlsberg Egg

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Beverage Recipes

Hard Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Piña Colada Mocktail/Cocktail

Blackberry Melon Lemonade

Mint Hot Cocoa

Cherry Limeade (Dye and artificial flavor free)

Chai on the Cheap (using teabags)

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Strawberry Pear Smoothie Recipe

Pizza Crust Recipe

Pineapple Mint Refresher

Cucumber Apricot Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Kale Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Ginger Lemon Tea

Baby Food Smoothies

Watermelon Slushies

Apple Cider Slushies

Iced Caramel Latte

Iced Raspberry Mocha

Blood Orange Sorbetto Raspberry Cocktail

Mint Chocolate Chip Beer Float

Pink Girl Smoothies

Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho Mary

Blueberry Kale Smoothies

Green Energy Smoothie

Bread Recipes

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Carob Zucchini Muffins

Blueberry Corn Muffins

Pumpkin Cornbread

Old Fashioned Biscuits

Pineapple Carrot Muffins

Apple Drop Biscuits

Coconut Lime Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Apple Oat Drop Biscuits

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits


Table Syrup

Homemade Peanut Butter

Quick and Easy Balsamic Dressing

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Refrigerator Pickles

Simple Syrup

Pineapple Mango Salsa

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Mocha Syrup

Sun Butter

Hempseed Kale Pesto (Nut-free)

Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

Dessert Recipes

Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Simple Pie Crust Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Pie or Hand Pies

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Dough Dip

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches

Molten Lava Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Goat’s Cheese Pie

Easy Autumn Cake (slow cooker, boxed mix)

Throw Together Fudge (pre-packaged foods)

Easy “Frozen” Yogurt

‘Can’t Eat One’ Lemon Lime Bars

Chocolate Spiced Chiffon Cake

Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel Frosting

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

Peach Cobbler

Key Lime Popsicles

Vintage Blackberry Pie Pops

Grilled Fruit Salad

Pumpkin White Chocolate Tarts

Amazing Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Frozen Fruit Cream

Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

Egg-less Molasses Cookies

Pink Panther Ice Cream


Marshmallow Fondant

Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Cake

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecakes

Pina Colada Bars (Gluten-free and Dairy-free)

Divinely Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Chai Tea Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

Blueberry Peach Dessert

Cherry Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Irish Potatoes

Pumpkin Brie Topping

Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies


Rice and Beef Casserole

Lemon Garlic Chicken

BBQ Chicken and Broccoli

Philly Cheese Steak

Tuna Steak with Wasabi Lime Aoli

Broccoli, Mushroom, Tuna, and Quinoa Casserole

Mushroom Beef Tacos

Spicy Fish Nachos

Lemon Pepper Chicken Marsala

Black and Blue Sirloin Steak

Gorgonzola Beef Stroganoff

Meatballs (Gluten-free)

Sweet and Sassy Strawberry Shallot Chicken

White Fish and Roasted Peppers Green Salad

Wild Rice Stuffed Portabella

Chili Cornbread Casserole

Pesto and 6 Cheese Grilled Cheese

Prosciutto, Peas, and Pasta in White Sauce

Lemon Butter Pasta with Scallops

Bean Burritos

Tuna Melts

Chicken Cheddar Ziti

Chicken and Gravy (Gluten-free)

Homemade Calzone

Roast Turkey

Sausage, Potatoes, and Peas

Jalapeno Pop ~n~ Lock Pizza

Black Bean and Salsa Meatloaf

Kids in The Kitchen

Pizza Crackers

Peanut Butter S’More Grahams

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Berry Yogurt Dressing

Banana Berry Dressing

Saucy Hash Brown Muffins

Pita Pizza Melts


Easy Peasy Tuna Salad


Pureed Pumpkin

Peach Jam

Preserving Tips


Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Easy Rice

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Amish Mashed Potatoes

Honey Glazed Carrots

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Homemade Ravioli

Blue Scalloped Potatoes

Elotes, The BEST Mexican Corn on the Cob

Easy Corn on the Cob Recipe

Whole Wheat Pasta

Zucchini Feta Salad

Tangy Potato Salad

19+ Summer Salads

Slow Cooker

Ham, Bean, and Potato Soup

Apple Glazed Pork Roast

Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes

French Onion Soup

Brats in Onions

Curried Lentil Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Cauliflower Soup

Thanksgiving Leftovers Soup

Chicken Couscous Soup


Chicken Taco Meat

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Sage Chicken with Acorn Squash

Snack Recipes

Play Group Granola Bars

Kale Crisps

Sweet and Salty Cheerio Trail Mix

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

Soup Recipes

Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Mushroom Soup (Gluten-free)

Veggie Soup Combinations

Butternut Squash Soup (Gluten-free & Dairy-free)

Ham and Lentil Soup

Spicy Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup

Hearty Beef Stew

Butternut Squash Bisque with Apple and Bacon

Food and Kitchen Tips

Ways to Use Asparagus

Roasted Garlic

Growing Lettuce

How to Make Kombucha

11 Tips to Prep a Turkey

How to Clean Cast Iron Pans

9 Tips for a Healthy Frugal Foodie

Stainless Steel Cleaner

How to Clean Stainless Steel Pans


Heather McCurdy writes at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, where she provides easy, affordable recipes for busy families, allowing women to embrace the budget and spend more time with their families without the guilt of needing perfection.

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