Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Dinner

Haluski  (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski My Mother frequently made buttered noodles as a side dish.  Occasionally, she made Haluski.  I never heard her call it that, but after seeing videos on YouTube, I realized this is what she had been making.  There are many variations on this dish.  The […]

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak Swiss Steak was probably the most requested, family favorite dish that my Mother made. A great fall comfort food dish that is easy to make. Swiss Steak does not get its name from Switzerland. “Swiss” refers to the technique of tenderizing by pounding […]

Crispy Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders These moist Crispy Chicken Tenders are so easy to make and are kid friendly.  These will go fast, so you may want to make a double batch. “Chicken fingers” a.k.a. Chicken Tenders were first made and named by the owners/operators of Spanky’s […]

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, Sausage and Sweet Potatoes I’m not sure why but my Mother called this Jambroth.  I have no idea where that name or the recipe came from.  I searched the internet and was unable to find a different name, so we still call it Jambroth […]

Crock Pot Moussaka

Crock Pot Moussaka

Crock Pot Moussaka So this is what happens when you move and can’t find your large casserole dishes.  Easy solution, just pull out the crock pot.  This version of Crock Pot Moussaka definitely worked and still tasted delicious as if it were cooked in the […]

Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Meatloaf I’m Moving…Again!  This is the 15th move that I am making and I am cleaning out the pantry, freezer and refrigerator.  Typically, I use bread crumbs in my Meatloaf.  However, I ran out.  I did have cereal in the house, so I used that.  […]

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb The quintessential Spring dish is a lamb.  I used to make a Leg of Lamb, but I switched to a Rack of Lamb about 10 years ago.  It is such an easy cut of meat to make.  No carving.  The nice thing […]

Gourmet Beef Noodle Casserole

Gourmet Beef Noodle Casserole

Gourmet Beef Noodle Casserole I received this Gourmet Beef Noodle Casserole recipe from my Aunt Carol.  After doing a little research, I think it may have been a Gooseberry Patch recipe, but I believe that recipe used the wide egg noodles.  We changed it to […]

Moroccan Chili

Moroccan Chili

Moroccan Chili Everyone has a recipe for Chili.  However, I guarantee, you won’t have this one.  Ground beef, ground chicken, canned tomatoes, beef broth, celery, onions, peppers, spices, and a secret ingredient.  I developed this recipe the night before I moved back to Chicago from […]

Spaghetti di San Giuseppe

Spaghetti di San Giuseppe

Spaghetti di San Giuseppe St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th, is the feast day of Saint Joseph.  We have been celebrating St. Joseph’s Day since before I was born.  Originally, my Grandmother used to have a St. Joseph’s table for the family.  The priest would come […]


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