Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Dinner

Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Ultimate Mac and Cheese My Ultimate Mac and Cheese is one of my son’s favorite dishes. It has nine cheeses in it. Yes, you heard that right, nine. It used to have 10.  I stopped using Emmental (Emmentaler) cheese. Most of these are available at […]

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle The one dish that I never order at a restaurant is any pasta with a Bolognese Sauce.  It is always too salty for my taste.  A traditional Bolognese Sauce is made with ground beef, ground pork and veal, which helps make […]

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes Dinners don’t always have to be fancy.  There are plenty of days that I just want something simple that I can eat on a paper plate.  Sloppy Joes are perfect for this. I also don’t think I have mentioned this before.  I have […]

Smoked Sausage With Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers

Smoked Sausage With Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers

Smoked Sausage with Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers I am not sure where my Mother found this Smoked Sausage With Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers recipe.  She made it for years and it is a family favorite.  The smoked sausage gives the sauce quite a […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Of course, the main meal for the day is Corned Beef and Cabbage with carrots and red potatoes. I make the Corned Beef in the crock pot.  It is so easy and the meat is juicy, extremely […]

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana Long gone are the days of trying to get your kids to eat plain, boring vegetables.  I still remember my Mother cooking canned spinach on the stove with vinegar and a little lemon and trying to get me to eat it.  It had […]

Basic Chili Recipe

Basic Chili Recipe

Basic Chili Recipe As I mentioned in my Chili Seasoning Mix recipe, I make Chili almost once a week.  It is easy to make and perfect for lunch or dinner.  I have changed it up over the years.  We used to make Chili with all […]

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice A quick and easy family meal that tastes like you cooked all day! This is a recipe I started making back in the 70s.  I used to make it and just serve it over toast.  Remember the chipped beef days.  Same concept, […]

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 […]


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