BIG Announcement: No More Real Food Wednesday Blog Carnival

RFW retired

The Real Food Wednesday blog carnival has served many of us well over the past few years, but now it’s time for it to be retired! Interest has waned, and not only that, I’m working on my site speed load times, and I need to pare down to only what I absolutely need around here, any stuff that could be causing a drain on my site has to go…

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Easy Crockpot Italian Beef Recipe — Beef and Potatoes Feel Good Meal

Crockpot Italian Beef Recipe

Kent and I make it a priority for all of us to eat together as a family as often as possible. Sadly, we know that our time is limited before our kids are grown and gone, and we want to enjoy these moments as much as possible until then. But some nights it just doesn’t work. Last night we were running kids around and knew we’d be eating at different times, so I pulled out my crock pots and threw together a couple of easy recipes for a hot “feel good” meal — everyone loves this crockpot Italian beef recipe served with creamy mashed potatoes.

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Cream Cheese Veggie Dip

Cream Cheese Veggie Dip

Maybe you like your vegetable cream cheese on a bagel, or maybe you’re more the gluten-free cracker type, OR maybe you like it with more veggies as dippers, like baby carrots, celery sticks, or pepper strips. It’s really good any of those ways. No matter your preference, this cream cheese veggie dip will have you hooked, it’s simple and so flavorful, but isn’t that the way all our recipes should be?! :)

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