Welcome to Real Life Dinner!
Hi There! Welcome! I’m so excited you’re here.
I’m Maria, Creator, of Real Life Dinner, a family food blog full of practical, delicious recipes. If you would like to get to know me and my family a little better and hear our story, you can visit our about page.
My goal is to give you confidence in the kitchen and great recipes you can trust! I want to help you bring your family to the table with delicious, practical recipes they will RAVE about.
You won’t find any strange exotic ingredients in my recipes. I specialize in taking traditional recipes and finding ways to make them in less time and also a little healthier…I just love to sneak vegetables into things. 🙂 My super-power is definitely getting kids to eat things they didn’t think they liked!
I have tons of useful resources for you, from easy slow cooker meals, casseroles, skillet and one pot meals to easy desserts you can throw together in minutes. Holiday Recipes are some of my favorites because food is a big part of everything we celebrate as a family. With five kids I have lots of after school snack recipes and I occasionally share a little parenting advice, usually something I’ve learned the hard way.
I’m also kind of obsessed with soups. So if you love soups you are in the right place!
If you want to feel like your crazy life is more normal then you think, check out our Thursday Night posts under Family on the Menu Bar. You should probably start with these two posts:
GallBladder Attack and School Play
Somebody Kill me Please and the Pep Talk
- UPDATE: I actually don’t post these anymore, but I decided to leave them up in case anyone wants to dive in a little deeper to our crazy!
Our Son Thatcher has Apraxia and we have a dedicated area on the blog where we share our experiences and breakthroughs with this disorder that rocked our world four years ago.
Most Popular Recipes:
Lunch Lady Cafeteria Rolls
Classic Meatloaf (Just LIke Mom Used to Make)
Best Ever Banana Bundt Cake
Baked Spanish Rice
The Best Toddler Muffins
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
My Personal Favorites:
Honey Curry Chicken with Green Beans
Amazing Manicotti recipe
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup with 5 Minute Homemade Noodles
Caramel Corn Puffs
Out of this World Carrot Cake
Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken
Coconut Cream Pie
Food is so Delicious! I’m glad you are here to enjoy it with us! Thank you for supporting Real Life Dinner
I love hearing from you.
Just remember any spammers will be flogged with dirty diapers or the scary things we find in the back of our fridge.