Family Friendly Recipes

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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread I have had many Irish Soda Breads that I purchased from a bakery or a grocery store.  Some good and some so dry that I immediately needed to grab for something to drink to get it down.  The one I liked the […]

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana Long gone are the days of trying to get your kids to eat plain, boring vegetables.  I still remember my Mother cooking canned spinach on the stove with vinegar and a little lemon and trying to get me to eat it.  It had […]

Basic Chili Recipe

Basic Chili Recipe

Basic Chili Recipe As I mentioned in my Chili Seasoning Mix recipe, I make Chili almost once a week.  It is easy to make and perfect for lunch or dinner.  I have changed it up over the years.  We used to make Chili with all […]

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding (2 Ways) Wow!  It is -11 degrees Fahrenheit here.  -29 with the windchill.  Brr!  It’s hard not to look for something warm to eat in this kind of weather. My Mother used to make WW’s Baked Cup Custard which she would occasionally turn […]

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup I took a Cuisine of Thailand course when I went to culinary school.  Before that, I had never had Thai food.  There are certain dishes I just loved.  This photo features some of the entrées we made during one class. This Lemongrass […]

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 […]

Haluski  (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

Haluski My Mother frequently made buttered noodles as a side dish.  Occasionally, she made Haluski.  I never heard her call it that, but after seeing videos on YouTube, I realized this is what she had been making.  There are many variations on this dish.  The […]

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri

Yuletide Simmering Potpourri This Yuletide Simmering Potpourri will have your home smelling like the holidays in no time.  As I am writing this, the wonderful holiday spices are wafting through the air.  It smells like Christmas all through the house. This potpourri takes me back.  […]

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. […]

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 […]


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