Take a chance to get to know my family better with some of our Family Favorite Recipes from the blog. You never know. These could become your favorites within your family 🙂
Here, you’ll find healthy snacks, delicious desserts, and simple dinner ideas to gain food inspiration from my home to yours.
I enjoy cooking all sorts of recipes, whether sweet, salty, simple, or challenging. Lucky for you, these foods are easy enough to make weekly meals with little to no hassle.
Every Sunday, I create a meal prep for the week ahead, including dinner ideas, new snacks, and sweet treats to make in my free time. Here you will find all of those and more to add to your list.
Whether you’re a first-timer in the kitchen or have been cooking for years, these favorite family recipes will be your helping hand when it comes to whipping up easy, simple meals for you and your family.
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 56
This weekend will be a relaxing one full of spending quality time with family and enjoying the excellent weather!
I deserve a relaxing weekend because I have been a busy bee this whole week, from cooking and baking to doing photoshoots and handling ordinary life. It’s been go, go, go!
Thankfully, I checked off everything on my to-do list, and now it’s time to sit back and relax. I’m curious, how do you organize your tasks throughout the day?
Whether you write it down, make a list, or remember it all. It’s different for everyone. To help make your tasks less stressful, here are some favorite family recipes that are simple enough to make in no time during the week.
A Personal Note from Janine
I hope you’re having a relaxing Saturday.
I want to share with you a few of our daily routines.
You see, my husband and I are creatures of habit.
After a long day of work, most evenings, we plop ourselves down in our living room. I sit all curled up on the sofa wrapped in my faux fur blanket, and he in his gigantic faux fur bean bag chair.
And alongside each of us are our bowls of homemade popcorn.
Over the years, Mr. Waite has experimented with popcorn making. From stovetop pots with vegetable oil to his Zippy Popcorn Maker and extra virgin olive oil.
A little tidbit about him is that he likes to figure out the best way to scramble eggs, cook beef bourguignon, cook mussels in white wine, and most of all, the best way to make olive oil popcorn.
My husband has always loved cooking, and over this pandemic, he has joined in baking. We prefer homemade meals over dinners out.
What this means to the blog is more of our family dinner recipes will start showing up over here.
Well, I hope you enjoy this new Saturday Chitchat!
This Week’s Inspiration – Favorite Family Recipes
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Family Favorite Recipes
Couscous and Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
I love a healthy salad, and this Couscous and Sweet Potato Salad Recipe is one of my favorites! The roasted sweet potatoes are yummy, and it pairs so nicely with the kale and couscous. We add some grilled protein on the side and make this salad our meal.
Throw in a few chopped apples and a sweet vinegar coleslaw dressing, and you’re ready to dive into a hearty and delicious salad.
Here are some of my Salad Recipes for Every Day! This collection includes some of my favorite salads like my crispy calamari salad, the best kale salad, and more!
Plus, you’ll find some kitchen accessories, my favorites, what’s trending on the blog, and tons more, so take the time during the weekend to take a look at some family-favored recipes!
Here is a collection of Easy Homemade Dessert Recipes! Fill your home with fantastic baking smells and give your taste buds the ride of their life with these mouthwatering desserts.
So for all those bakers out there, you’re definitely in the right place. Check out these desserts to find out our family’s favorite recipes!
Here are some of my Easy Berry Dessert Recipes! This collection includes some of my favorite mixed berry dessert recipes, such as cobblers, cakes, healthy snacks, and more!
You’ll also find some kitchen accessories, my favorites, what’s trending on the blog, and tons more!
Let’s start the weekend by cooking a handful of Fun Easy Asian Recipes! Here you will discover new desserts, drinks, and healthy meals to enjoy for any occasion.
Growing up Japanese and living in California, I have learned to incorporate my family’s traditions throughout everyday life. To get a taste of my childhood up to now, here are simple yet delicious recipes for you.
Refreshing Cocktails and Summer Drinks
Welcome! Here are some Refreshing Cocktails and some of my favorite summer drinks to make for family and friends.
Plus, I added some entertaining outdoor accessories to help you have a fantastic summer!
So, make sure to read this post to find your next “family favorite” summer drink recipe and some fantastic home decor.
Stay awhile to find out my favorite Homemade Simple Dish, dessert, snack, dinner meal, and a bunch more to start the new year with delicious recipes!
It’s time to start cooking in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes to expand your passion for cooking and baking. So, come on, and let’s get started!
My goal is to provide you with simple and seasonal recipes made with love. In honor of that, here are some of the best Warm Dinner Recipes to create!
From soups and salads to full meals, check out these homely recipes to make with family and friends.
I love Easy Cod Fish Tacos! These tacos have a delicious coleslaw dressing that tops the crunchy red cabbage.
The fish is simple to prepare, and it’s goes well with the creamy homemade taco sauce and fresh vegetables.
We add shredded red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, avocados, and cilantro to our tacos. But, you can add whatever vegetables or fruit you prefer. That’s the beauty of this recipe!
I’m sure you have a lot of small appliances in your kitchen, and hopefully, you own a Crock-Pot. Because today we are talking about my Crock-Pot Easy Chili Recipe.
Here’s one of our family’s favorite recipes that have been in the family forever. This recipe is simple, delicious, and will leave you having leftovers for days!
Easy Stovetop Olive Oil Popcorn
This Easy Stovetop Olive Oil Popcorn Recipe is our favorite way to make a healthy snack. Making homemade popcorn is such a better choice than prefab microwave popcorn.
There are a few tips on making olive oil popcorn at home, so come on, and check out one of our family’s favorite recipes!
Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board
Here is one of our favorites! We love charcuterie boards, and this board is one of the bests.
Do you need an easy Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board? This step-by-step includes a shopping list of yummy meats, crackers, cheese, and chocolates.
My family loves granola, so I came up with this Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with chocolate.
There aren’t many chocolate granolas in the grocery stores, so I knew I had to develop my recipe. Here, I share my story of how I started making homemade granola.
Stay awhile to check out this easy snack to serve for friends and family!
Easy Microwave Caramel Popcorn
This homemade Easy Microwave Caramel Popcorn recipe is so addicting. The caramel is made in the microwave and added to the already popped popcorn.
Then bake in the microwave again for a minute or two, and it is done! It’s that simple to make. As you can probably tell, we love simple recipes. So hopefully, you found a recipe or two to make for your own family!
This Week’s – Boutique of the Week (Easter Tablecloths)
One way to make it feel like spring has sprung instead of your home is by designing a table setting with one of these elegant Easter Tablecloths.
This plethora of runners varies in unique colors, designs, and patterns, perfect for springtime!
My Favorite Things – More Family Favorite Recipes
Kale Caesar Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Crispy Chickpeas
My family and I eat a salad with dinner almost every night. It’s just one of those simple and healthy dishes to cure our cravings.
Since we love salads so much, I decided to share one of our main favorites from Tieghan! I should mention this is my daughter’s favorite salad of all time, and she asks to make it at least once a week.
If you’re looking for a new salad recipe that is healthy, easy to make, and delicious, here is the one for you.
Healthier Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme
After making this for dinner, I was hooked. These healthier crunch wraps have become a favorite between the family and our friends as well. When we have a good recipe, we share it with others.
This homemade recipe is simple, fun to make, and honestly one of a kind that is mouthwatering. Take a look at this recipe to try making something new for dinner!
What’s Trending on the Blog
The Best Crunchy Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
I want to shout it from every rooftop that I finally have the Best Crunchy Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
But, creating this cookie hasn’t been an easy task. You might say that I’ve been a bit obsessed for the last couple of days trying to perfect my mom’s chocolate chip recipe.
And after four seven batches of cookies, I finally had success!
Brownie Recipe Without Cocoa Powder
Here’s a delicious, moist Brownie Recipe without Cocoa Powder that came to me via my mother-in-law.
I’ve never had a brownie-like this one since it’s moist, has a great taste, and the frosting unanimously makes this dessert one of my favorites.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is the best Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie. In addition, this is the best recipe since it only has four ingredients!
These cookies are simple and so delicious you will be coming back for seconds (or even thirds)!
This Week’s Tip – Organizing Your Kitchen
Organizing Your Kitchen is Doable!
I’ve tackled almost every part of our kitchen, and I love it!
I still have a few more drawers to work on, but it is organized and ready for baking and cooking for the most part. I challenge you to streamline your kitchen.
An organized kitchen will inspire you to cook and bake. You’ll love the process if you’re organized!
If you have any questions, let me know how I can help you!
I love to solve problems, and I especially like to help others, so please don’t hesitate to contact me and say hello!
Good luck with your projects!
Here are some projects to jumpstart your tasks!
My Latest Obsession – Grater
I bought this and used it last night, and I love it. We make a lot of salads, and we love to grate a lot of vegetables, and I know that I’m going to love this kitchen tool.
So, now this task will be so much easier. I whipped up a big bowl of salad in no time. When we need some grated cheese or carrots, I’ll save a lot of time in the kitchen!
I know I have a lot of gadgets, so maybe you can call me a gadgeteer! Ha!
Cheers to the weekend, my friends! Let’s hope you have the time to check out these favorite family recipes from the blog! What do you have planned?
I promise you will find healthy, sweet, and simple recipes to share with your loved ones.
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