Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Sides/Vegetables

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine One of the recipes I really enjoy in the fall is Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Wine. It’s delicious and pairs well with a pork roast and sweet potatoes. My Mother used to make this, but the […]

Applesauce

Applesauce

Applesauce This is my Mother’s recipe for Applesauce.  She made it every fall around apple picking time.  I stopped at the Apple Orchard near me and picked up some apples this weekend. When I used to help my Mother I had to peel all the […]

Mushroom Crêpes

Mushroom Crêpes

Mushroom Crêpes Mushroom Crêpes make a wonderful and satisfying brunch dish for the weekend.  The filling is made from a flavorful Mushroom Duxelles recipe mixed with cream cheese.  The crêpes can be made from scratch (recipe below) or store bought. Once the crêpes are filled […]

Mushroom Duxelles

Mushroom Duxelles

Mushroom Duxelles Mushroom Duxelles is a finely chopped mixture of mushrooms, shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and reduced down to a paste. Cream may or may not be added. Various liquors have been used, a madeira or sherry is common.  I didn’t have any, […]

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables It’s Autumn and everyone turns to comfort foods like soups and stews.  Just don’t forget the veggies!  The one thing I like to make in the fall is Roasted Seasonal Vegetables.  It’s so easy make and a perfect side dish to any […]

Pearl Couscous

Pearl Couscous

Pearl Couscous My Pearl Couscous recipe a quick and easy dish that packs a lot of flavor.   In a large pan, bring salted water to a boil.  Add the pearl couscous, olive oil and chicken soup base.  Do NOT use any flavor packet that may […]

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 […]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Chestnuts and Onions

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Chestnuts and Onions

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Chestnuts and Onions A great side dish for the holidays!   Roasted Chestnuts  

Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Herbs

Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Herbs

Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Herbs

Holiday Stuffing

Holiday Stuffing

Holiday Stuffing with a Twist Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving stuffing recipe and for years we always made stuffing the way my Mother made it.  A couple of years ago, I was introduced to White Castle Stuffing at a party and it was a hit.  […]


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