Family meals are magic, a good meal can turn a bad day around when you're sharing it with the ones you love.
I also know that busy lives call for easy solutions. You've got a ton on your to-do list, finding a great recipe to fit the moment shouldn't be a struggle.
Below you'll find our favorite family recipes. Every dish on this site is something I have personally prepared for my own husband and kids or extended family and friends.
I'm saving the most current holiday recipes right at the top so you can find them quickly, but scroll down a bit and you'll see dozens of everyday recipes for your busy weeknights.
- Everyday or Party?
- Everyday Recipes for Busy Families
- Easy Recipes for Kids
- Main Dishes
- Side Dishes
- Cook it Fast or Cook it Slow
- Breakfast Recipes
- Bread Recipes
- Easy Desserts
- Pantry Staples
- Let's Celebrate
- Appetizers and Snacks
- Special Touches for a Special Meal
- Holiday Recipes
- Easter Recipes
- Thanksgiving Recipes
- Christmas Recipes
Everyday or Party?
Looking for something specific for a weeknight dinner or are you planning a holiday or party? You can narrow your options with my special recipe indexes here:
Everyday Recipes for Busy Families
We believe that family dinner is an essential part of raising our kids. But dinner doesn't need to be complicated, even a simple meal shared before running back out the door can make a big impact.
Easy Recipes for Kids
Whether you're looking for recipes to teach your kids to cook or you just want kid-friendly recipes for you to make for family dinner, you can quickly jump to all my best recipes for kids right here:
What's for dinner? These tasty main dish recipes are great for family dinner.
Need a little something on the side? These easy recipes round out your meal in a pinch.
Cook it Fast or Cook it Slow
Come people prefer to dump everything into the slowcooker in the morning and let their delicious dinner cook all day.
Some people, like me, tend to forget in the morning and need to grab that handy Instant Pot right before dinner.
Either way, these recipes have you covered.
Whether you're waking up to a busy day or slowing down on the weekend, you're sure to find the perfect fix for the most important meal of the day here:
Breakfast, snack, or dinnertime side dish: nothing beats warm fresh bread. Even beginners will love these delicious bread recipes.
Whether you're celebrating a special day or the everyday, these easy desserts will put a smile on everyone's face.
Want a peek in my pantry? These are the dressings, marinades, and sauces we keep on hand for delicious meals.
You don't need a major holiday to have a little fun with your family and friends. These delicious appetizers and drink recipes are perfect for hosting an impromptu party all year long.
Appetizers and Snacks
Start the party off right with a little nibble. And by "party," we totally mean family movie night or an epic game night. Don't save these easy appetizers for company, spoil your family with them, too.
Special Touches for a Special Meal
Recipes for toasting the occasion with a special drink and grand entree inspiration, these dishes are perfect for a meal you'll remember.
We love to celebrate each season with special holiday recipes for festive family gatherings. You'll find plenty of easy holiday ideas for dishes even your pickiest eaters will love. Don't miss the full holiday index here.