Family time is a good time to cook together. You teach children valuable skills, while also making and sharing memories together. Whether you are creating a family-favorite recipe or wanting something fresh, baking and cooking as a family is a worthy undertaking. We have assembled a selection of recipes which are especially perfect for groups. They create a lot to talk about, or the measures enable for chefs of all skill levels for part.

Family Recipes to Make Together

There is a reason that the kitchen is the center of the house. It is where most of the fun happens! Have a look at our treasured inspired kitchen recipes (and memories!) For you cooking tonight.

Bring your family together round the cooker, and you are certain to produce memories that will last a lifetime. Cooks of all ages may pitch in and help for so many recipes. We have put together a selection of household favourite dishes, from baked breads to slow cooker apple cider. Each these recipes are simple to make with numerous hands. Better yet, a number create extras so that you may talk with family, neighbors, or even co-workers. That is the best gift of family time together.

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Family Holiday Traditions and Recipes You Do Not Want to Miss

The holiday season is upon us! Family holiday customs and recipes are in the heart of what this year is all about to households throughout the world. Now I wish to spend some opportunity to reflect AND inspire you with ideas and recipes that you wish to include to your loved ones this holiday season.

Listed below are 6 family Customs we Would Love to do That time of year:

  • Intentional gratitudeWe strive to create gratitude a principal focus beginning in November. It's an excellent time to concentrate on thankfulness. We do so with interesting activities with the children like going to a scavenger hunt and by reflecting on interacting together with the children as we begin our day.
  • Committing to other people: Donations and locating a family in need seems so nice and it versions and reminds our children this year is particularly about-loving others.
  • The nostalgia and memories about what's familiar is a gorgeous tradition we anticipate year after year.
  • The slowing down and being relaxed, grateful and current together with all the ones that we love.
  • Creating Gingerbread homes as a household: I've been making these since I can remember with my loved ones and my children love the exact same fun. We like the outing of moving and selecting the candy then a day of becoming creative whilst nibbling our masterpieces.
  • Sight viewing lights: We adore driving around town at the Winter listening to our favourite songs when looking at all of the gorgeous lights voting on what ones we like best.

Turkey sandwich on a cutting board cut in half and facing up

Turkey Sandwich (Deli Style)

Nothing beats a simple, deli turkey sandwich. Try this easy 5-minute sandwich or one of our five different variations! Looking for more lunch ideas or side dishes to serve with this sandwich? Try our famous potato salad, our fresh and easy marinated cucumbers, or our popular Hawaiian macaroni salad. How To Make A Turkey Sandwich […]

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect side dish for all your Mexican-inspired meals. It also goes great as a filling in a burrito or as a way to bulk up a salad. Cilantro Lime Rice If you are looking for a new, delicious side dish, then Cilantro Lime Rice is your answer. It is bursting […]

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A homemade cafe rio sweet pork burrito with lettuce and pico de gallo

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burrito Copycat Recipe

Create your own restaurant-style burrito with our Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burrito Copycat Recipe. Smothered in enchilada sauce, it tastes just like the original. Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burrito Copycat Recipe This Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burrito recipe tastes just like the favorite restaurant style burrito and is really easy to make at home! I […]

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A bowl of spaghetti topped with spaghetti sauce made from scratch

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

Homemade spaghetti sauce is my favorite thing to make with fresh garden tomatoes. This rich, hearty sauce is an instant favorite with anyone who tries it! Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes Spaghetti Sauce takes on a fresher, more vibrant flavor when you make it with juicy garden tomatoes. I am so excited to share this recipe […]

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Spaghetti Sauce in glass canning jars next to tomatoes and basil

Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce is FAR better than anything you can find in a store. You’ll love the rich, savory flavor. The best way to use fresh garden tomatoes! This canned spaghetti sauce is HANDS-DOWN the very best with home-grown tomatoes. We are kind of crazy about our tomatoes over here. Tomatoes: A Family Tradition […]

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Plate with mashed potatoes and sliced pork tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin is perfectly tender, smothered with a sweet and savory homemade barbecue sauce. Simple to make and oh so delicious! Grilled Pork Tenderloin Grilled Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorite things to make during the summer. I’m always looking for new things to throw on the grill when it’s too hot to […]

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Black Beans

Black Beans are a great addition to any Mexican-inspired meal! Serve them with rice as a side dish or inside of your favorite burritos and tacos. Round out your favorite main dishes with flavorful side dishes, like these black beans. Whether you are looking for a salad or potatoes or bread, we have you covered! […]

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Cilantro Ranch Dressing

This Cilantro Ranch Dressing is so incredibly good! It is our copycat version of the Cafe Rio House Creamy Tomatillo Dressing. If you’ve followed us for any time at all, you will know we are big fans of Mexican cuisine. When Cafe Rio first opened in 1997 in St. George, Utah, we were huge fans. […]

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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe (Copycat)

Our copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe is the real deal. The pork is marinated and slow-cooked to perfection in some surprising ingredients! Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe (Copycat) This copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe is one of the most popular recipes on our website. That’s because it tastes so similar to the original. […]

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Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang Shrimp (or Chicken)

You are going to love this light and crispy Bang Bang Shrimp copycat from Bonefish grill. The sauce is incredible. We love spicing it up with a little extra Sriracha. Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang Shrimp (or Chicken) Woke up this morning and it was a whopping -4 degrees (wind chill made it -14)! Um, no […]

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

These Homemade Flour Tortillas taste amazing. With a few ingredients you can make fresh, warm tortillas for your favorite burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. Homemade Flour Tortillas Flour tortillas are the starting point of so many popular Mexican-inspired meals – enchiladas, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more. Up your taco night game by swapping your regular store-bought […]

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Baked Cod in Cream Sauce

This baked cod is hands-down my favorite fish dish. It turns out perfectly flaky every time. The flavorful, creamy sauce puts it over the top! Fish is often overlooked when planning dinner, though we have no idea why. When prepared well, fish is incredibly delicious. It pairs well with rice and potato side dishes. Baked […]

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The BEST Potato Salad Recipe EVER

This is the BEST Potato Salad recipe EVER. It comes straight from Mom’s recipe box. Tender chunks of potatoes and hard boiled eggs covered in creamy dressing is tried and true and a hit at any gathering! The BEST Potato Salad Recipe In our family, we can’t imagine a family barbecue, picnic, or game day […]

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Coconut Rice

This Coconut Rice recipe uses fresh spices and vegetables to brighten the color and taste of the Basmati Rice. It’s the best we’ve ever tasted! When it comes to side dishes, it doesn’t get much better than Coconut Rice. It adds flavor and flair to your favorite Indian and Thai cuisine. What is Coconut Rice? […]

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These no-bake Scotcharoos, also known as Oh Henry Bars, are a favorite treat. A Rice Krispie and peanut butter center is covered with a chocolate butterscotch topping. Scotcharoos These Scotcharoos are a one of my absolute favorite no-bake recipes! Perfect for when you need a peanut butter and chocolate fix! I love the chocolate and […]

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Virginia Chunk Sweet Pickles

Virginia Chunk Sweet Pickles are crisp, sweet, tangy and perfectly delicious. A real childhood favorite of mine, and you’ll love them too! Virginia Chunk Sweet Pickles These Virginia Chunk Sweet Pickles are truly a taste of my childhood. Anytime we would visit my Aunt Echo and Uncle Larry, they always served these pickles along with […]

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Classic Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad is a versatile green salad topped with chicken, bacon, avocado, egg, tomatoes, and blue cheese and served with your favorite dressing. Salads are an excellent choice as a summertime lunch or dinner (or enjoy them all throughout the year). Round out your meal with our popular Bread Twists or Dinner Rolls. Cobb Salad […]

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Steak Rub

This Dry Steak Rub gives just the right amount of sweet and spicy flavor to a New York Steak. Add the rub, wait 4 hours, then grill to perfection! Best Steak Rub This is the second time we have made this New York Steak Rub, and both times turned out amazing! We tried these steaks […]

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Piña Colada Cake

This Piña Colada Cake is bursting with coconut and pineapple. The topping on this cake is simple, yet so delicious. It is the perfect summer dessert! Piña Colada Cake I love poke cakes because they are so simple, yet taste like they are much more involved. They are always so moist and usually taste even […]

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Tuna Macaroni Salad

This Tuna Macaroni Salad is loaded with albacore tuna, peas, hard-boiled egg, and tossed in a creamy mayo dressing that the whole family will love! Looking for more BBQ side dishes? We have got you covered! We’ve got all kinds of delicious crowd-pleasing salads, dips, and appetizers that are sure to be a hit! Tuna […]

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Homemade Oreo Cookies

Homemade Oreo Cookies are what store bought Oreos wish they could be. Fluffy cream cheese filling is sandwiched between two chewy, fudgy cookies. Homemade Oreo Cookies Who can resist these chewy homemade Oreo cookies? These totally remind me of when I was a kid. We used to take them for dessert on picnics in the […]

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Homemade Jalapeño Jelly

This homemade Jalapeño Jelly is so flavorful! It tastes like a fancy jelly you would find at Williams-Sonoma or Harry and David. Jalapeño Jelly I know this sounds strange but hear me out, this Jalapeño Jelly is AMAZING! It tastes like a fancy jelly you would find at Williams-Sonoma or Harry and David or Trader […]

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How to Make Fondant

Making your own fondant is the way to go. This fondant recipe only takes 4 ingredients, making it less expensive than buying it at the store. Once made, it is easy to use for cakes, cupcakes, or anything else you want to create! Fondant Fondant is a lot of fun to work and play with when […]

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Easy Cucumber Sandwiches

These cucumber sandwiches are light, fresh, and crisp with a creamy, flavorful spread that ties it all together.This recipe is perfect for tea parties, as an easy snack, or a light lunch. Serve these sandwiches along with one of our easy salads or refreshing drinks.  Cucumber Sandwiches Cucumber sandwiches have been around for over 100 […]

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice is an easy and delicious dish that your whole family will love! I like this recipe better than almost any takeout.  Pineapple Fried Rice I know pineapple can be a controversial ingredient (where are my pineapple pizza fans at??), but trust me, you are going to love it in this fried rice. […]

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Blue Cheese Dressing

The rich creaminess of Blue Cheese Dressing turns a simple salad into something elegant. This easy recipe makes a restaurant-quality dressing you are going to love! When it comes to salad dressings, blue cheese is always a favorite. With this simple recipe, you can have it on hand anytime to use as a salad dressing, […]

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Caprese Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

This easy Caprese Salad with Cherry Tomatoes is only 3 easy ingredients and can be made in 5 minutes (or less). A bright and fresh side dish that is perfect for summer! Looking for more summer side dish ideas? Check out some of our favorite BBQ side dishes including our Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers or our […]

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3 Wedge salads with bacon, tomatoes, and blue cheese

Wedge Salad

This crisp Wedge Salad is a simple, yet classic, recipe we love. With only a few ingredients, it is easy to make and the presentation is lovely. A Wedge Salad is one of the best side salads around. It is delicious on its own for a light lunch, and it also makes an ideal starter […]

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Bowls of rice, chicken tikka masala, and raita on a table with naan bread


Raita is a traditional Indian condiment made with yogurt, cucumbers, onions, and spices. Serve it with your favorite Indian dish to balance the heat! Indian food is a staple in our weeknight dinner rotation. We love to make dishes from all over the globe! Some of our other favorites are Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Greek. […]

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Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and Potatoes are a versatile side dish with crisp, sweet peas and tender potatoes. Creamy comfort food at its finest! Creamed Peas and Potatoes Creamed Peas and Potatoes was always a favorite side dish growing up. My mother would add fresh peas from our garden along with tender chunks of beautiful red potatoes. […]

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Lemon rice in a white bowl topped with lemon slices

Easy Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is a fragrant, zesty, and oh so easy side dish! Simple yet savory, fast yet flavorful, this rice recipe will become a favorite in your family! Easy Lemon Rice Move over, plain white rice! This Lemon Rice will become your new go-to side dish for just about anything. I spent years serving boring […]

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Restaurant Ham Fried Rice

Restaurant Ham Fried Rice tastes just like your favorite take-out, but with simple, wholesome ingredients you already have at home!  Restaurant Ham Fried Rice This Restaurant Style Ham Fried Rice tastes just like the rice at your favorite take-out place. As much as I love eating out at Chinese restaurants, it’s just as fun to […]

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Deli Roast Beef Sandwich

This Roast Beef Sandwich is loaded with deli roast beef, bacon jam, blue cheese, and horseradish cream making it an explosion of flavor! Serve this delicious sandwich for lunch along with any of our tasty side dishes, including these crispy air fryer French fries or our famous homestyle potato salad! Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwich You […]

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How To Freeze Cheese (The RIGHT Way)

Can you freeze cheese? Absolutely! Here are some tips on how to freeze cheese (the RIGHT way), which varieties freeze best, and how to serve after freezing. If you have enjoyed learning these freezing tips, be sure to check out our other easy tutorials on How To Freeze Bananas, How To Freeze Avocado, and How […]

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Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers (Cucumber Salad)

Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers are a light, refreshing, summertime side dish. Add regular or cherry tomatoes to make it an even more colorful cucumber salad. Looking for more summer side dish ideas? Check out some of our favorite BBQ side dishes including our Chopped Broccoli Salad and our refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad. Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers (Cucumber Salad) Cucumber Salad […]

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5-Minute Slushies (aka DIY Slushy Magic)

These DIY Slushy Magic Slushies are the COOLEST summertime treat. They can be made in minutes and kids are crazy for them. They’re like MAGIC! DIY Slushy Magic Slushies These DIY Slushy Magic Slushies are the coolest things ever! You throw together the ingredients, shake and BAM! Instant slushy. They’re a huge hit with my […]

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5+ Quick and Easy Breakfast Sandwiches

Breakfast sandwiches can come in many varieties. From meaty & cheesy, to light & low calorie, here are some of our favorites. Round out your breakfast with a refreshing smoothie like our tasty Green Smoothie or our fruity Banana Berry Smoothie. Find more morning-mealtime inspiration with our popular 25+ Easy Breakfast Ideas. Breakfast Sandwiches Breakfast […]

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How to Make Grilled Cheese

A Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the perfect comfort food. You really can’t beat butter, toasted bread, and melted cheese!We love to make these sandwiches for lunch or dinner and serve them with some soup or a salad. Looking for more sandwiches? Check out our list of hot and cold sandwiches and wraps! How to Make […]

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The BEST Chicken Breast Recipes

Tired of the same ol’ chicken breast recipes in your current dinner rotation? Try adding a little pizzaz to your plate with these recipe favorites from our readers. Chicken is always a winner for dinner! And the boneless, skinless chicken breast is one of the most versatile cuts of meat to work with in recipes. […]

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Perfect Corn on the Cob

This secret method for making the Perfect Corn on the Cob comes straight from our Mom’s kitchen. It comes out sweet and crunchy every time.Be sure to check out ALL of our recipes using corn including our popular Corn Chowder, Fresh Corn Salsa, or our sweet and savory corn casserole (aka corn pudding). You can […]

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Picnic Ideas for the Perfect Picnic

Here are some of our favorite picnic ideas for the perfect picnic. Break free from the PB & J mentality and try something new when planning your picnic food! Trust us, your family will thank you! How to Plan the Perfect Picnic Here are the steps:1. Make food2. Go outside3. Eat food Easy right? Food […]

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How to Cook Frozen Chicken (the RIGHT way)

Forget to take the frozen chicken out of the freezer? Don’t worry! We have three ways to cook frozen chicken and save dinner!Chicken is a staple of so many delicious dinner recipes. Whether you are enjoying a creamy pasta or a fresh salad, some chicken on top adds some yummy protein to your meal. How […]

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How To Make Hamburgers (The RIGHT Way)

Get all the tips, tricks, and secrets to making flavorful, juicy hamburgers. You can’t go wrong with this easy, fool-proof method. Try these hamburgers with our soft, chewy hamburger buns recipe (seen in the image below) and serve them alongside any of our favorite BBQ side dishes to round out your perfect family-style BBQ. How […]

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Sheet Pan fajitas with tortillas, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole on the side

25+ Easy Dinner Ideas

We’re so excited to share these dinner ideas with you! Let us help you answer the most asked question, “What’s for dinner?” We’ve included a BONUS RECIPE for a new favorite dinner of ours – Sheet Pan Fajitas. With hundreds of dinner recipes to choose from, we have hand picked our easiest dinner ideas to […]

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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes turn out perfectly fluffy with no tin foil! Plus they cook in almost half the time.Baked Potatoes make a great side dish for almost any dinner! Serve them alongside chicken, beef, or fish. Be sure to check out all of our side dish recipes for even more ideas! Instant Pot Baked […]

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Hawaiian macaroni salad in a large bowl with a serving spoon.

Authentic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

This Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is the real deal. A no-frills, creamy mac salad that is the perfect side dish for any BBQ or Luau! If you enjoy Hawaiian cuisine, you will love this Hawaiian Mac Salad. It is essential on an Hawaiian Lunch plate! Authentic Hawaiian Mac Salad Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is one of my […]

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Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas

These Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas are a the perfect dessert with any Mexican dish. Sweet, delicious and so easy to make, your whole family will love them! Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas At the end of any great meal, sometimes you just want to finish with something sweet. These Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas are the perfect […]

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Take your burgers to the next level with these light, pillowy homemade hamburger buns made with easy ingredients from your pantry! Try these delicious buns can be used for any of our sandwich or burger recipes. They pack well and can be used as your bread for a fun lunch or picnic! Homemade Hamburger Buns […]

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Air Fryer Bacon

Looking for the best way to cook bacon? Air Fryer Bacon is the way to go! The bacon is crispy and you won’t be cleaning up grease splatters all over the kitchen. Bacon belongs in it’s own food group, would you agree? It goes with anything for breakfast, it’s the perfect topping on sandwiches or […]

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The BEST Guacamole EVER

This truly is THE best guacamole EVER. It’s the ONLY guacamole recipe you will ever need. A few fresh ingredients and you’ve got yourself the best guac in town. Our family is OBSESSED with Mexican food. We would eat it every night if we could! Try some of our other Mexican-inspired recipes including our Restaurant-Style […]

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