Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Dinner

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 […]

Reuben Egg Rolls

Reuben Egg Rolls

Reuben Egg Rolls Why make a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage for St Patrick’s Day, when you can make quick and easy Reuben Egg Rolls.  There is a Irish Pub near me that has Reuben Egg Rolls as an appetizer.  These are so easy to […]

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits A classic Southern dish, just in time to celebrate Mardi Gras!  I was surprised to learn that Shrimp and Cheesy Grits is considered a breakfast dish.  Personally, I would have this dish for lunch or dinner. I know I always say […]

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala There is no need to go out for dinner for Valentine’s Day.  Chicken Marsala is a perfect dish to make for a Valentine’s Day dinner.  It is quick and easy to make with plenty of flavor.  If you made my Chicken Piccata recipe, […]

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata I remember the first time I ate Chicken Piccata.  I am Italian, but my parents never made Chicken Piccata at home when I was growing up.  I was at a conference in Charleston, SC back in the 90’s.  I remember sitting quietly on […]

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 […]


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