Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Appetizers

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Pineapple Cheese Ball A good cheese ball is always welcome at any gathering.  This Pineapple Cheese Ball is perfect for the Spring.  I have served this Pineapple Cheese Ball at parties at home.  I have also brought this to work and everyone enjoyed it. The […]

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter Need a quick appetizer for New Year’s.  An Antipasto Platter is the perfect choice.  No cooking which makes this appetizer extremely easy.  The hardest thing you will need to do is marinate the cheese balls. Antipasto means “before the meal” and is similar […]

Asian Hoisin Meatballs

Asian Hoisin Meatballs

Asian Hoisin Meatballs Savory, Sweet and Flavorful!  I have plenty of appetizer recipes, but some recipes only work for a small dinner party at home.  This one will work for a larger party as well.  They are great to bring to work for a department […]

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes Summer! There is nothing like fresh, homegrown tomatoes from the garden. My father’s parents were farmers in Sicily. My Grandmother didn’t have a nice yard when they moved to Chicago. Instead she had turned the back yard into a small farm. My […]

Summer Salsa

Summer Salsa

Summer Salsa – Whether I grow my own vegetables or visit a local farmer’s market, I always have fresh fruits and vegetables on hand during the Summer.  Mangoes are a little harder to find at a Farmers Market here, but can easily be picked up […]


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