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.

Chocolate Pepper Cookies

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Pat shared this unusually good cookie recipe with us recently.  It is surprisingly good!
(makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies)

1 ½ cups unsalted butter
1 ¾ cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp salt
1/3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4-6 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate (optional, for decoration)

Cream the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.  Sift together the dry ingredients.  Add to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.  If dough seems too soft, add up to ¼ cup more flour.  Shape into a flattened round, wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Preheat oven to 350º F and line cookie sheet with baking paper.  On a well floured board, roll out the dough until 1/8” thick.  Cut dough into shapes and set 1-2 inches apart on baking sheets.  Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. 

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or just until crisp.  Do not allow to darken.  Cool on racks. 

Melt chocolate and drizzle over the cooled cookies in a haphazard fashion; allow to harden completely before serving.


Pat shared this unusually good cookie recipe with us recently.  It is surprisingly good!
(makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies)

1 ½ cups unsalted butter
1 ¾ cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp salt
1/3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4-6 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate (optional, for decoration)

Cream the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.  Sift together the dry ingredients.  Add to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.  If dough seems too soft, add up to ¼ cup more flour.  Shape into a flattened round, wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Preheat oven to 350º F and line cookie sheet with baking paper.  On a well floured board, roll out the dough until 1/8” thick.  Cut dough into shapes and set 1-2 inches apart on baking sheets.  Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. 

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or just until crisp.  Do not allow to darken.  Cool on racks. 

Melt chocolate and drizzle over the cooled cookies in a haphazard fashion; allow to harden completely before serving.

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