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Family Friendly Recipes

Simple and delicious family-friendly recipes that everyone will enjoy!

Do you have a family of picky eaters?  Maybe you are in a cooking rut.. . Tired of cooking the same few meals every single night… I feel ya mama! Sometimes a little family-friendly meal inspiration is just what a busy mama needs. These meals are all tried, true, and kid-approved!

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Family Friendly Recipe Ideas

Family-Friendly Breakfast Ideas

Simple and delicious breakfast ideas that the whole family will love! 

Mini Eggo Breakfast Tostadas

Mini Waffle Breakfast Tostadas

Mini breakfast tostadas made from Eggo Waffles are a perfect spin on a classic easy breakfast that the kids will love.

Make-Ahead Muffin Pan Pancakes

Banana blueberry muffins

Looking for something to make one time and eat for breakfast all week? Make-ahead muffin pan pancakes are perfect for the young and young at heart! 

Family Friendly Lunch Ideas

quick and easy lunch recipes

Looking for an easy lunch to take to work or throw in your kid’s lunchbox? Try some of these lunch recipe ideas and you’ll be the queen of the lunchroom!

Back To School Lunches

Back to school can be a stressful time, but making back-to-school lunches doesn’t have to add to that stress! These simple ideas are fun, and easy, and the kids will love them! 

Easy and Fun Back To School Lunch Ideas

Need more lunch ideas? These simple healthy lunch ideas are perfect for kids of all ages!

Leftover Chicken healthy school lunch

Family-Friendly Snacks and Appetizers

Who doesn’t love a good snack? I know I do! I also love entertaining so I am always finding new easy appetizers to make and serve! These are a few of my absolute favorites that I think you will love as well!

Mini Fruit Pizza

FL fresh Mini Fruit Pizza

These mini fruit pizzas are a delicious breakfast pizza recipe or a perfect snack for the little ones!

Blackened Shrimp Nachos

Blackened Shrimp Nachos. Perfect or an Easy Game Day Appetizer

These blackened shrimp nachos are not only super easy to make but also perfect for pleasing a hungry crowd!

Chipotle Inspired Black Bean Corn Salsa

If you love Chipotle, then you will love this copycat black bean corn salsa

Family-Friendly Dinner Ideas

Despite picky kids, busy schedules, and some serious “chef’s block”. I have managed to come up with some pretty great family-friendly dinners that will go perfectly into any meal plan rotation! 

Fried Taco Triangles

easy fried tacos

These fried taco triangles are the perfect way to mix up your taco Tuesday! 

One Pot Turkey Chili

One Pot Turkey Chili

If you are looking for a somewhat healthier version of a classic chili, then you my friend have come to the right place! Try this one pot-turkey chili, you won’t even tell the difference! 

Keto Taco Skillet

Keto Taco Skillet

If you want tacos without the carbs, check out this Keto Taco Skillet!

Low Carb Chicken Philly Bake

keto chicken Philly bake

This low-carb chicken Philly bake is an excellent dinner idea that the whole family will love.

Vegan Chickpea Fajitas

vegetarian chickpea fajitas

Need a meatless Monday? Thy these chickpea fajitas!

California Chicken

Balsamic Glazed Chicken With Avocado Salad

Avocado…Tomatoes…Balsamic Glaze…. YES! This Balsamic Glazed “California” chicken is one healthy dish that will please your pallet and have everyone begging for seconds! 

Thai Basil & Sweet Chili Steak & Veggies

Thai Basil & Sweet Chili Steak and Vegetable Stir Fry

Quick and easy, this Thai Basil & Sweet Chili Steak & Veggies is a great weeknight meal.

Southern Pan-Fried Shrimp Cakes

Quick and Easy Southern Pan Fried Shrimp Cakes

If you are a sucker for seafood, then you will love these super simple shrimp cakes! 

Italian Stuffed Shells

Easy Italian Stuffed Shells

Looking for a meatless Monday dinner that will leave you with plenty of leftovers for lunch? Italian stuffed shells are a delicious way to please your pasta craving with some sneaky spinach mixed in!

Turkey Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Turkey Philly Cheese Steak

The kids will love these pull-apart ground turkey Philly cheesesteak sliders!

Cheesy Beef and Bow Ties

Cheesy Beef and Bow Ties

Cheesy Beef and Bow Ties! This easy and delicious dish is perfect for busy moms who just don’t feel like cooking tonight!

Family-Friendly Side Dishes

Of course, you will need some simple side dishes to go along with your meals. These are some of my favorite simple side dishes to go with my family-friendly recipes.


One of my favorites, cornbread is great for holidays and weeknights!

Pineapple Slaw

Easy pineapple slaw

Perfect to pair with pulled pork, this pineapple slaw is a weeknight winner.

Family Friendly Desserts

Probably my favorite course to make, these family-friendly desserts are simple, sweet, and utterly delicious!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

easy no bake strawberry cheesecake lasagna

Easy, no-bake strawberry cheesecake lasagna! Need I say more? 

Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

These strawberry cheesecake cups are a simple way to make a smaller version of the cheesecake lasagna for every night.

Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

My grandma’s recipe for oatmeal cookies invokes feelings of warmth, family, and a simpler time in life! 

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

how to make cookie ice cream sandwiches at home

These easy cookie ice cream sandwiches are just as fun to make as they are to eat. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

peanut butter chocolate chop cookies

Need cookies to make those ice cream sandwiches? Try these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

Whether you want to bake them up for a special treat or just need something simple and delicious for your family, these cookies are sure to be a hit. And not only is peanut butter good for you but it also makes these cookies irresistible. With a soft, chewy texture and just the right amount of sweetness, you won’t be able to resist eating one (or two).

Donut Drip Cake

Donut Drip Cake

The perfect special occasion cake for beginners! This donut drip cake is perfect for parties!

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