Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Soup and Salad

Lentil and Ham Soup

Lentil and Ham Soup

Lentil and Ham Soup This hearty Lentil and Ham Soup is perfect for a cold winter’s day.  It is packed with flavor and simple to make. Lentils are perfect addition for this soup.  I used Bob’s Red Mill green Lentils, Petite French Style for this […]

Minestrone With Meatballs

Minestrone With Meatballs

Minestrone With Meatballs It’s snowing and it’s soup time!  I decided to make a wonderful Minestrone With Meatballs soup.  Minestrone is a hearty, thick soup made of vegetables and pasta (Datalini).  You can make it with or without meat.  For a twist, I added meatballs.  […]

Grilled Steak Salad with a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Grilled Steak Salad with a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Steak Salad with a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette I am trying to eat more salads.  I remembered an old 1966 Weight Watchers salad dressing that my Mother used to make with a V8 base.  I have updated it to be a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette and paired […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup The weather has been in the 30’s here and when that happens, all I want is something warm and comforting.  I typically turn to making soup.  My Roasted Tomato Soup is so easy to make.  You will never want canned soup again. […]

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup I first had this Sweet and Sour Cabbage soup at a restaurant in Illinois back in the 90’s.  I was there with friends and we all loved it.  I tried making it at home but it never came out same.  […]

Sweet Cucumber Salad

Sweet Cucumber Salad

Sweet Cucumber Salad This is another quick side salad recipe.  This Sweet Cucumber Salad is a perfect side dish for any BBQ or party.  It is quick and easy to make. For this recipe, you can peel the cucumbers or leave the skins on, just […]

Corn Salad

Corn Salad

Corn Salad Sorry, I know that it has been several months since I posted last.  I moved and well, the move didn’t go that well.  Never buy a house sight unseen.  Due to Covid-19, that is the situation I found myself in.  No homes to […]

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup Yes, another soup!  I do enjoy soups in the winter and nothing is better than a hearty Vegetable Soup to comfort the soul.  Made with plenty of fresh vegetables, this Vegetable Soup is sure to become a family favorite.  It’s light, delicious and […]

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup Stuffed Peppers are great for dinner.  However, they need plenty of time to cook.  I have cooked Stuffed Peppers in the oven or in a crock pot.  You just need to adjust the time for the crockpot, but typically they are more […]

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad After Christmas, I like to keep it light and a Caprese Salad is just the thing to make the evening special.  A very simple dish to make with only a few ingredients, grape tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar.  No recipe […]


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