10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know!

Cooking real food is basically cooking from scratch, which means no more store bought cans of broth, tubes of biscuits, boxes of pancake mix, packets of powder, or jars of salad dressing. You now get to make all these things yourself! Which honestly isn’t as bad as it sounds once you know the basics – exactly what I’m sharing in today’s new post. Thanks to some feedback on my Facebook page, these are the top 10 real food recipes every cook should know! And therefore a great list to start cooking through if you are new to cutting out processed food.

10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food

10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know!

  1. Red Sauce – Marinara/Spaghetti
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Spaghetti Sauce
    RECIPES:
    Spaghetti Sauce (with optional meat)
    Slow Cooker Sunday Sauce (with meat)
    Spaghetti and Meatballs
    – Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce (in my new Fast & Fabulous cookbook)
  2. Whole Chicken – Roasted or Slow Cooker
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Roasted Chicken
    RECIPES:
    The Best Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot (one of our favs – save the bones for the broth/stock below!)
    Roasted Whole Chicken
  3. Broth/Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - chicken stock
    RECIPES:
    Overnight Chicken Stock in the Crock Pot
    Chicken Noodle Soup (use your homemade stock, of course!)
  4. Pancakes (no more boxed mix – it’s not hard!)
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
    RECIPES:
    Whole-Wheat Banana Pancakes
    – Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes (in my new Fast & Fabulous cookbook)
  5. Sandwich Bread
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Whole Wheat Bread
    RECIPES:
    Honey Whole-Wheat Sandwich Bread (for bread machine)
    Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread (for bread machine)
  6. Roasted Vegetables
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Roasted Vegetables
    RECIPES:
    Four Ways to Roast Vegetables
    Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta
  7. Salad Dressing
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Mustard Vinaigrette
    RECIPES:
    Simple Mustard Vinaigrette
    Green Goddess Dressing
    Caesar Dressing (on a Kale Salad)
    – Fresh Ranch Dressing (in my new Fast & Fabulous cookbook)
  8. Mac & Cheese
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Macaroni and Cheese
    RECIPES:
    Creamy Mac & Cheese (pictured)
    Whole-Wheat Mac & Cheese
    – Mac & Cheese Casserole (in my first cookbook)
  9. Pizza Dough
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Whole Wheat Pizza
    RECIPE:
    Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust
  10. Biscuits
    10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know on 100 Days of Real Food - Biscuits
    RECIPES:
    Melt-in-your-Mouth Cream Biscuits (pictured)
    Super Easy Whole-Wheat Biscuits
    Buttermilk Biscuits
    Cheddar Garlic Drop Biscuits

Anything you would add to this list? If so, please share in the comments!

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39 thoughts on “10 Real Food Recipes Every Cook Should Know!”

  1. Lisa’s granola
    Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread
    Slow cooker pulled pork with homemade bbq sauce (first cookbook I believe)
    Any of the coleslaw in Lisa’s second cookbook (love that sour cream is used)
    Spelt pumpkin muffins (these are addicting)

  2. As of tonight, I would add the skillet cornbread from the new cookbook. Even my pickiest eater went back for seconds! This is my new go-to cornbread recipe. Thanks, guys.

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