Mayan Hot Chocolate

When we lived in Spokane, WA there was a chocolate shop downtown we would frequent called “The Chocolate Apothecary”. They had THEEEEEE BEST spicy hot chocolate. Every time we went downtown in the cold winter months, we made it a point to go there and warm up with some of their hot chocolate. It was … [Read more…]

Alligator Jaws Pastry

Alligator Jaws were my #1 favorite pastry when I was growing up. Hands down. Where we grew up (in Cedar City, Utah) there was this amazing little bakery just off of Main Street called “Ron & Chris Bakery”. We all loved going there for their cherry chocolate chip cookies, ribbon sandwiches (see recipe HERE), and … [Read more…]

One Pot Jambalaya Pasta

Can you tell I have been loving these one-pot dinners? They are the best! I came up with this one pot Jambalaya pasta when I was craving Jambalaya but I wanted to make it simplified somehow. I have had the Jambalaya Pasta at Cheesecake Factory (one of my favs) and wanted to see if I … [Read more…]

Thai Fish Tacos

These Thai Fish Tacos were an instant favorite at our house. I came up with this idea the other night when I was in the mood for Thai but I didn’t want anything too heavy. I had stuff for fish tacos on hand and decided to blend the two… Thai fish tacos… why not? They … [Read more…]

SIDS Awareness (and $25 off an Owlet Monitor)!

Please forgive me for stepping away from recipes today. I know we are a “recipe” site and 99.99% of Favorite Family Recipes IS recipes/food related… but every once in a rare while we like to share with our readers something more than recipes. If you are a regular to our site, you know we don’t … [Read more…]

Beef Noodle Stir Fry

This beef noodle stir fry can be made in under 20 minutes and is always a hit with the family. It is another one of those recipes I like to whip up on those busy nights when I just need to get dinner on the table fast. I also love that everything is all mixed … [Read more…]

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2015

We have spent HOURS researching the top trends of 2015 (and talked to real kids/teens/students about what they want this year) to bring you this ultimate Christmas gift guide. We did all the work so you don’t have to! We broke down all the gift ideas into specific age categories (including a book idea for … [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge swirl is quite possibly heaven on earth. Think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in fudge form. At first glance, I know this looks like a complicated recipe but it is actually SUPER easy. It is a variation of our See’s Fudge Recipe, HERE. It can be made in less than 20 … [Read more…]