Real Girls Kitchen Recipes & Blog Entries

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Dear Real Girls Kitchen readers, It has been quite a while since I have just typed up a letter to... Continue

watermelon pico de gallo

Summer is here and LA is heating up like crazy, we have been gettin’ seriously scorched over here. It’s hot…but... Continue


Restaurant Reviews

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Scratch Bar. 111 N La Cienega Blvd Beverly Hills, CA (310) 289-8881 I recently went to Scratch Bar for some… Continue


Connie & Ted’s 8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 848-2722 Yo. Don’t sleep on Connie & Ted’s…. Continue




I am still pinching myself that I actually just cooked on The TODAY Show! KathieLee and Hoda are two of… Continue


I love Cosmo and I am always so happy every time I get to do anything with them. A few… Continue


Ask Haylie

Have a question about your kitchen, cooking, life, whatever??  Feel free to send it to me using this form below!  While you’re here, check out questions other RGK readers have submitted below!

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Hi Haylie! Really enjoying The Real Girl’s Kitchen cookbook! Thank you!!

I noticed on your Instagram that you were at a wedding recently (and in my home state!) so my question for you is…how can I keep my energy up during a day like that? A day where I drink more than usual, might not like the food being served and have to be there all day?

RGK fan, Kallie from Fl.

Kallie, that is a great question!! I have a couple tricks when it comes to keeping up with everyone at weddings! We all know they are long days, your on your feet a lot and there are all kinds of tasty treats being passed around.

Couple things to keep in mind…eat breakfast before you go! Showing up hungry won’t be good for anyone!

Don’t drink too much! Drink lots of water in between those cocktails! Being dehydrated is the #1 way to wear yourself out quickly.

If they are passing out appetizers…take one! That usually means dinner isn’t being served for awhile and they don’t want you to be hungry either!

Don’t fill up on bread! It is oh so tempting…but don’t! The super burst of carbs will give you the energy boost your looking for but then drop you low. Skip them if you can!

Lastly, have fun and dance! xo HD