Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Beef

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]


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