Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Dinner

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 […]

Cottage Cheese Hamburgers

Cottage Cheese Hamburgers

Cottage Cheese Burgers Hamburgers just scream Summer to me! We enjoy burgers so much, that I am always looking for a new twist on a burger. I first made these Cottage Cheese Burgers back in 1971. They did not work very well, especially on the […]

Smothered Pork Chops and How I Started Cooking

Smothered Pork Chops and How I Started Cooking

Smothered Pork Chops and How I Started Cooking My Dad was the adventurous cook in our house and he cooked on a regular basis.  My Mother also cooked, but she typically made the same meals each week.  Simple, fast meals, with a salad and a […]

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

Angela’s Pulled Pork Dry Rub  

Angela’s Pulled Pork Dry Rub

Angela’s Pulled Pork Dry Rub


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