Category Archives: Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

Project Real Mom: Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pie!
The great quest begins for ways to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. I can do the traditional Thanksgiving meal for about one meal after the big day and then I’m so OVER it. I have to get creative about ways to use up the leftovers! (Tip: if you host Thanksgiving, tell your guests to bring their […]

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Kick off the Holidays with a Hot Toddy!

Project Real Mom: A Christmas Tradition - hot Tom and Jerry's!
Are you still on a turkey hangover? I know I am! The end of Thanksgiving marks the transition from fall to winter for me. Once the turkey feast is over, I’m ready to put away my orange and brown decorations and haul out the red and green. Our house makes an amazing transformation on Black Friday. […]

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The “Happy Pill” of Holiday Cocktails (and Survival)

Project Real Mom: Meet my little friends: lime, cranberry and champagne.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and with it comes the ensuing craziness (and let’s be honest, Drama!) of the holiday season. My husband’s family tends to be pretty “Brady Bunch” – calm, cool, collected. Mine on the other hand…oh boy, you better hold on tight. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride.  My husband and I always […]

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It’s Turkey Time and We Need to Talk…Talk Brine!

Project Real Mom: Simply the best turkey brine EVER!
It amazes me that there is actually a debate about whether or not to brine your Thanksgiving bird! Now, to each their own, but people, c’mon…have you ever TRIED it?!? Once you brine, you will never make a turkey the “old” way again!  The science behind brining states the salt in the brine allows the […]

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Time Saving Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Project Real Mom: Prep your Thanksgiving sides ahead of time. Write the baking temp and time on the tinfoil so you don't have to look up the instructions again!
It’s 5:00 am on Thanksgiving morning and your alarm goes off. If you’re anything like me, you want to drop a nuke on that damn thing and say “Screw the turkey, we’ll go out for Chinese.” I don’t do mornings. I despise them. Well, at least until coffee. Coffee is my saving grace. My family […]

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