Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Dinner

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells Classic Stuffed Shells…another great Italian comfort food meal that is sure to become a family favorite.  This recipe is another one of my Grandmother’s recipe that have been passed down through the generations. This is an easy dish that we serve with our […]

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style)

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style)

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style) As I sit here writing out this Spaghetti Sauce recipe, the memories of sitting in my Grandmother’s tiny kitchen watching my Grandmother and Aunts make the sauce for Sunday dinner or the holidays come rushing back.  Like many Italian families, […]

Holiday Dinner

Holiday Dinner

Holiday Dinner One of my favorite memories is the time my son and I went to Williamsburg, VA for the Grand Illumination weekend in December.  The Grand Illumination is the firing of the guns and lighting of fireworks.  There were beautiful decorations, period costumes and […]

Fisherman’s Pie

Fisherman’s Pie

Fisherman’s Pie Christmas Eve – Feast of the Seven Fishes The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American celebration on Christmas Eve with various fish dishes.  The meal typically consists of seven different seafood dishes with the most popular dish being baccala (salted cod […]

Traditional Beef Stew

Traditional Beef Stew

Traditional Beef Stew Just like when you change your wardrobe out each season, food is no different.  The minute the heat goes on, I change out my summer salad recipes for some hearty comfort food. Everyone has a stew recipe.  We have two.  My Mother’s […]

Italian Pot Roast

Italian Pot Roast

Italian Pot Roast I think that pot roast and stew are the quintessential fall comfort foods.  This recipe is an Italian version of a braised pot roast in a wonderful tomato sauce.  It is absolutely delicious!  You won’t be able to get enough of it. […]

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak We started making Bubble and Squeak at our house after watching an episode of “The Frugal Gourmet” back in the 1980’s.  Bubble and Squeak is a classic English dish.   The earliest-known recipe was in Mrs. Rundell’s, “A New System of Domestic Cookery” […]

Greek Bifteki with Tzatziki Sauce and Lemon Roasted Greek Potatoes

Greek Bifteki with Tzatziki Sauce and Lemon Roasted Greek Potatoes

Greek Bifteki with Tzatziki Sauce We typically had Hamburgers once a week when I was growing up.  Hamburgers are a quick and easy meal and kid friendly.  They are perfect for hectic schedules, especially during the Summer, when families spend more time outside.  Honestly, I […]

Big Grandma’s Cabbage Rolls (Galupmki / Gołąbki)

Big Grandma’s Cabbage Rolls (Galupmki / Gołąbki)

Big Grandma’s Cabbage Rolls (Galumpmki / Gołąbki) Lazy Man Version I remember the first time my Grandmother taught me how to make Cabbage Rolls (Galupmki).  Her first instruction was to rinse the rice three times.  When I asked why, she told me because that was […]

Chicken With Tarragon Cream Sauce

Chicken With Tarragon Cream Sauce

Chicken With Tarragon Mustard Cream Sauce I love French food, even though I don’t eat it that often.  The first time I had French food was at a French restaurant in downtown Chicago back in the early 1980s.  Every dish was so different than the […]


%d bloggers like this: