Family Friendly Recipes

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Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Ultimate Mac and Cheese My Ultimate Mac and Cheese is one of my son’s favorite dishes. It has nine cheeses in it. Yes, you heard that right, nine. It used to have 10.  I stopped using Emmental (Emmentaler) cheese. Most of these are available at […]

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle

Bolognese Sauce with Papperadelle The one dish that I never order at a restaurant is any pasta with a Bolognese Sauce.  It is always too salty for my taste.  A traditional Bolognese Sauce is made with ground beef, ground pork and veal, which helps make […]

Garden Meatloaf

Garden Meatloaf

Garden Meatloaf I typically make this Garden Meatloaf after I harvest my vegetables from the garden.  This time I just had an abundance of vegetables in the house, so it was time to use some up.  I know many people use a mix of ground […]

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes Dinners don’t always have to be fancy.  There are plenty of days that I just want something simple that I can eat on a paper plate.  Sloppy Joes are perfect for this. I also don’t think I have mentioned this before.  I have […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns These aren’t just any buns.  They are enriched dough Hot Cross Buns.  They are really delicious and easy to make. Hot Cross Buns are a spiced sweet bun typically made with fruit and marked with a cross on top.  They are usually […]

Smoked Sausage With Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers

Smoked Sausage With Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers

Smoked Sausage with Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers I am not sure where my Mother found this Smoked Sausage With Tomatoes, Onions and Green Peppers recipe.  She made it for years and it is a family favorite.  The smoked sausage gives the sauce quite a […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Of course, the main meal for the day is Corned Beef and Cabbage with carrots and red potatoes. I make the Corned Beef in the crock pot.  It is so easy and the meat is juicy, extremely […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice A quick and easy family meal that tastes like you cooked all day! This is a recipe I started making back in the 70s.  I used to make it and just serve it over toast.  Remember the chipped beef days.  Same concept, […]


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