Jul 092015
 
A Little Summer Break and my Favorite Watermelon Salad

If you recently subscribed to Claudia’s Tasty Bits on YouTube, I am taking a little summer break to spend some quality time with my little sprouts. They are only little once! While I am gone, I hope you check out my existing videos. There are many to choose from and I guarantee you will either learn something new or at the very least, have a chuckle! For now, here is a post about my favorite watermelon salad that I hope you make and tell me how it turns out! Please comment on this post or drop me a note at hey@realfoodies.com. I love to make this super easy and tasty [Read More...]

Jun 252015
 
You may crumble over my absence.

You know that I need a break, when I make a play on words like, “Crumble over my absence.” I have mulled over the 1000 different ways that I would tell you that I might be taking a little break, at least from making videos, for a bit. It kills me to not give you a brand new Tasty video every week as promised. Every day that I get a new subscriber, I cringe at the thought of letting you all down. I’ll be back soon! I may even publish old school “written” posts here and there as I miss writing quite a bit. This channel is more than a [Read More...]

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Jun 182015
 
Four Easy Goat Cheese Spreads that you can use a million ways.

I shout from the cheese aisle! “Buy that little goat cheese log! It is so versatile.” and then I open the cheese drawer in my fridge and whisper, “Crap, I already have two logs I haven’t used.” I Googled goat cheese spreads that use Greek yogurt because I thought that Greek yogurt might soften the texture of a spread. I was right. I found a Healthy Cheese spread recipe on PopSugar that uses Greek yogurt and a little olive oil. Brilliant. But I didn’t stop there. I figured that once you created the BASE for the goat cheese spread that you could replace herbs with many other things and create [Read More...]

Jun 122015
 
Learn to quick pickle onions!

I felt like a million bucks the first time I quick pickled some onions. I had tasted pickled onions many times and loved them, but assumed that it was a difficult and lengthy culinary feat. I did some Googling and found a ton of relatively long recipes and techniques. I decided that I – didn’t have no time for that-,so I threw some paper-thin red onions in some water, red wine vinegar, peppercorns, sugar and salt and waited about 30 minutes. Crazy enough, those onions were plenty pickled and delicious. Unless my husband and friends were lying to me, and they may have been, these onions stood right up to [Read More...]

Jun 042015
 
Middle of the night MUNCHIES potato salad!

I have never tackled potato salad because I felt that it was something that should be left to the veterans. It just happens that I have reached an age in which mu mu’s seem pretty comfortable and that I need to have my own potato salad recipe. I love elements of German, Colombian and Potato salad, so, like Dyson and his vacuum cleaners, I set out to invent, The Perfect Potato Salad. I think that a great potato salad should make you want to get up at three in the morning, grab a fork and eat it straight out of the tupperware, perhaps with a few crumbled potato chips on [Read More...]