Family Recipes

There are a lot of family favorites I have used over the years.  I will collect and share them here. (They can also be found under the type of recipe; salad, dessert, etc.)

My sister and sisters-in-law have shared recipes that have become favorites. Laura’s

Laura’s Pumpkin Roll is served every Thanksgiving or Christmas, at my house, and the recipe has been passed down to my kids.

From Kendra – she served it with muffins, and it was perfect for a chilly fall day: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

My sister, Jennie, served Poor Man’s Lobster when I visited her in Alaska, and even though I am not particularly fond of fish, it was good and I had seconds.

From my mother-in-law,  Nanette, the first time I tried it I fell in love; it was perfect for a winter evening. Catalina Chicken.  I also love her Turtle Pie with its pumpkin, caramel, and chocolate. And it was Nanette’s Clam Chowder recipe that I adapted and made my own, which is served every year for Christmas Eve at my house.

I can never eat just one bowl! I love the blend of flavors, the spiciness of the broth countered by the mellowness of the cheese is delicious. And avocados just make everything better. Marcela’s Mexican Chicken Soup

My mother taught me a lot about cooking. Many of the recipes I make on a regular basis are ones she taught me. Here they are, in no particular order:

Mom’s Fried Chicken

Mom’s Potato Salad

Shepherd Pie 

Seven Layer Salad 

Momma’s Chicken Noodle Soup

My children are all competent cooks too, and I’ve enjoyed many of the foods they cook.

This one is from Katie’s kitchen: Coconut-Sweet Potato Casserole — delicious!

Marcela has shared several dishes from her native Mexico with me, and my favorite is what I call Marcela’s Mexican Chicken Soup.  Love it. I always make extra broth so I can freeze some.

I think everyone in my family has a version of Funeral Potatoes, this is mine.