Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Sides/Vegetables

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

Applesauce

Applesauce

Applesauce This is my Mother’s recipe for applesauce.  She made it every fall around apple picking time. This recipes keeps getting lost, so I wanted to add it to the blog before I couldn’t find it again.  It is on a small piece of paper.  […]

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.  […]

Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole I am not a big fan of plain sweet potatoes, but I do look forward to my Mother’s Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole, a classic.  Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without it.  This recipe was probably on the back of some can of […]

Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

GLAZED CARROTS On any given day, I normally just steam a bag of frozen vegetables, but I like to do some special for the holidays. Glazed Carrots are such a simple dish to make and they taste so good.  A perfect side dish to accompany […]

Tomato Gratin

Tomato Gratin

Tomato Gratin Fresh tomatoes from the vine will deliver a bright, concentrated tomato flavor for this dish.  This Tomato Gratin is a quick and simple recipe and makes a perfect side dish for any meal. A gratin is any dish that is topped with breadcrumbs […]

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes Summer! There is nothing like fresh, homegrown tomatoes from the garden. My father’s parents were farmers in Sicily. My Grandmother didn’t have a nice yard when they moved to Chicago. Instead she had turned the back yard into a small farm. My […]

Summer Salsa

Summer Salsa

Summer Salsa – Whether I grow my own vegetables or visit a local farmer’s market, I always have fresh fruits and vegetables on hand during the Summer.  Mangoes are a little harder to find at a Farmers Market here, but can easily be picked up […]


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