Home Recipes from Mom’s Kitchen


  • Taste of Home – Apple-Goat Cheese Bruschetta Recipe: This is a simple bruschetta recipe that combines the tart flavor of Fuji apples with goat cheese. It is a relatively simple recipe that requires only six ingredients.
  • Better Homes and Garden – Avocado Deviled Eggs: Clicking on this link will take readers to a twist on traditional deviled eggs. This recipe for avocado deviled eggs makes twenty-four servings and requires a minimum of four hours to chill.
  • Reader’s Digest – Cherry Tomatoes Filled With Creamy Pesto Cheese: This recipe makes a bite size appetizer that can be made and refrigerated two days in advance. The recipe takes thirty-five minutes to make and serves sixteen.
  • My Recipes – Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears: This recipe falls under the category of easy at home recipes. It combines the taste of prosciutto with fresh pear wedges and is quick to make with an estimated prep time of ten minutes.
  • Sunset – Spiced Fried Chickpeas: Click on this link to view the recipe for fried chickpeas. Also known as garbanzo beans, these beans are fried then tossed in spices for a quick appetizer. This is just one of twenty recipes Sunset magazine has made available online for the home cook. Recipes that are part of the slide-show are all simple and hassle-free.
  • The Kitchn – Easy, Colorful Appetizer Recipe: Creamy Beet & Tahini Dip: Clicking on this link will take the reader to the recipe for this colorful appetizer. The page features not only the recipe, but readers are also treated to delicious images of the finished dish. This recipe yields one and a quarter cups of dip.
  • What’s Gaby Cooking – Fall Fest: Spinach Artichoke Cups: This recipe is for hand-held wanton cups filled with homemade spinach artichoke dip. The page illustrates how to make the cups by using photographs along with the instructions. Although there are only instructions when it comes to the filling, there are several photos of the finished product.
  • University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension – Allen County – Appetizers: On this page the reader will find numerous recipes that can be made at home. Recipes on this page are for appetizers such as taco pizza, tortilla pizza, veggie pizza, country ham spread, metcalfe meatballs, cheesy black-eyed pea dip, and easy appetizer bites to name a few.
  • Eating Well: 5-Ingredient Appetizers: This link leads to a list of appetizer recipes published by Eating Well magazine. Each appetizer idea is quick and only requires five ingredients.
  • HEB – Easy Appetizers: Here Everything’s Better stores offers visitors a list of appetizer recipes one can make at home. The list of finger food recipes includes drinks, dips, snacks, and sweets.

Main Course

  • Martha Stewart – Greek Chicken Cutlets: This link will take home chefs to the Martha Stewart website where they will find this fifteen minute main dish recipe. It is available in written form and video. The dish, which serves grape tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and mint leaves over grilled chicken, serves up to four people.
  • Food Network – Apple Stuffed Pork Loin Roast: This link leads to a recipe by Paula Deen on the Food Network website. The recipe is rated at an easy level, making it a good choice for people who do not have a lot of experience in the kitchen. The dish makes six to eight servings and cooks in one hour and forty-five minutes. For the more visual home cook, recipes on video are often more helpful. The video for this recipe, which is an episode of “Paula’s Home Cooking,” is made available on the same page.
  • Mayo Clinic – Recipe: Chicken Stir-Fry with Eggplant and Basil: This healthy main dish is presented by the Mayo Clinic. It is a colorful chicken and vegetable dish that serves four and cooks up in six minutes. The page includes not only the nutritional analysis for the dish, but also the Mayo Clinic healthy weight pyramid servings, the diabetes meal plan exchanges, and the dash eating plan servings.
  • Add a Pinch – Hamburger Steak with Mushroom and Onion Gravy: This is a recipe that appears on a food blog. It uses ground beef to create a steak that’s covered in a homemade gravy of onion and mushrooms. The website features pictures of the steps and the recipe may be printed for future use. It takes twenty-five minutes total to complete and serves eight.
  • ABC The Chew – Fabio Viviani’s Eggplant Caponata: This recipe appears on the website for ABC’S the Chew. It is in bold print with six steps, and an illustration of the kitchenware that is necessary to complete the dish, which makes it easy to read and follow. The dish takes up to sixty minutes to complete, serves four and is ideal for novice chefs who want simple home recipes.
  • Missouri Department of Conservation Online – Crayfish Etoufee I: This is an easy to follow crawfish recipe that uses fresh, live crawfish. In addition to the recipe there is also a video recipe.
  • Eat for Health – Stuffed Zucchini: This recipe is for zucchini that is stuffed with ground turkey and spaghetti sauce. The dish is topped with mozzarella or provolone cheese. It serves up to four.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Cocoa-Spiced Beef Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa: This recipe is for a sixteen ounce beef tenderloin roast which is seasoned with a mix that includes unsweetened cocoa. The beef marinates for approximately fifteen minutes and roasts in the oven for another fifteen.
  • She Knows – Quick Dinner Ideas For Moms On The Go: She Knows magazine offers some quick meal tips for busy parents on their website. These dinner ideas include various seafood-based and vegetarian meals, and links to even more quick dinner recipes.
  • Stephanie O’Dea – Slow Cooking in the Summer Months: This link takes readers to a list of meals one can make with the slow-cooker during the summer. Recipes included range from chicken to fish dishes, as well as lasagna and hot dogs.
  • The Crockin’ Girls – Featured Slow Cooker Recipes: Visitors to this website will find two lists of the highest-rated slow cooker meal recipes. One list is Jenna & Nicole’s top ten, while the other is a list of the website members’ top 20 rated recipes.

Side Dishes

  • My Recipes – Warm Purple-and-Red Potato Toss: This is a recipe for a colorful potato salad that calls for small-sized purple and red potatoes. The recipe estimates approximately fifteen minutes for prep, twenty minutes for cooking, and another fifteen minutes for cooling the potatoes.
  • B. Smith – Grilled Okra and Tomato Salad: This is a recipe by the author and restaurateur B. Smith. The recipe is a combination of okra, bacon and plum tomatoes in a mixture of seasonings and wine vinegar. It may be prepared on a gas, charcoal or stovetop grill and yields four servings.
  • Camille Styles – Tuesday Tastings: Summer Succotash: On this page readers are given a recipe for a summer succotash. The recipe calls for ingredients including cherry tomatoes, avocado, edamame, corn kernels, onion, and bell pepper. Also on this page readers will find a recipe for chicken skewers that may be served with the succotash to make a meal.
  • Ginger Bear Kitchen – Avocado Fries and Lemon Garlic Aioli: This recipe is a different take on fries that uses avocado versus potatoes. This unique recipe makes approximately twelve fries in thirty minutes. On this page cooks will also find a recipe for lemon garlic aioli.
  • Rachel – Daphne Oz’s Cheesy “Pizza” Broccoli: On this page readers will find a video recipe for pizza flavored broccoli. In addition to the video the actual recipe is listed on the page and can be printed by cooks who like to keep a collection of at home recipes.
  • History Channel – New Year’s Hoppin’ John: This recipe appears on the History Channel website. In addition to the full recipe, which serves ten and takes one hour to cook from start to finish, the page also includes a history lesson about the dish.
  • Food & Wine – Eggplant Dirty Rice: This is a different twist on the New Orleans classic side dish known as dirty rice in that it includes eggplant. Due to its lack of meat, it is also a suitable dish for vegetarians. Although it is a side dish, it may also be served as a main dish. The total cook time is one hour and thirty minutes.
  • Good HouseKeeping – Zesty Carrots and Beans: Click this link for a vegetable side dish of baby carrots and green beans tossed in lemon butter. The recipe takes ten minutes to prepare and cooks in six.
  • Fitness Magazine – Veg Out: Vegetable Side Dishes: This link leads to a list of 21 vegetable side dish recipes. Each of these recipes are quick and easy as well.


  • Southern Living – Strawberry – Blueberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches: This recipe takes fifteen minutes or less to prepare and is an ideal snack for a hot summer afternoon. The fruit covered ice cream bars are a good choice for kids, and kids can easily help with the preparation.
  • Chicago Tribune – Grilled Banana Splits: This recipe is a spin on the original banana split in that the banana is grilled. Grilling the banana in its skin increases the flavor and sweetness of the fruit. The recipe also calls for vanilla ice cream, fresh berries, and chocolate sauce. This recipe serves four and makes a great addition to any dessert lovers box of home recipes.
  • The Pioneer Woman – Bananas Foster: This is a simple recipe for bananas foster that takes only one minute to prep and six minutes to cook. It is a recipe that adults will need to prepare as it requires lighting the rum so that it produces a flame. The recipe includes step-by-step photographs at the top while the straight recipe is near the bottom half of the page. It serves six.
  • The Baker Chick – Baked Churros: This is a baked, not fried recipe for churros. The recipe yields ten churros and bakes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Smitten Kitchen – Cranberry Vanilla Coffee Cake: Click on this link for this vanilla bean coffee cake with a cranberry filling. The cake is baked in a nine-inch round cake pan for approximately forty to fifty minutes and must cool for thirty minutes before removal from the pan.
  • Saveur – German Chocolate Cake: This recipe is a triple layer German chocolate cake found on the website for Saveur magazine. Featuring sweet German chocolate, pecans, and coconut, the cake serves up to sixteen people.
  • Real Simple: Apricot-Coconut Cake: This two-layer cake recipe incorporates apricot preserves into the batter and also includes a thin layer of preserves between the layers. The sides of the frosted cake are sprinkled with toasted coconut for an attractive presentation. The recipe takes a total of three hours and thirty minutes to from start to finish and serves eight.
  • Woman’s Day: Chocolate – Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake: This is a simple cake for people who are looking for easy at home recipes for icebox desserts. The recipe on this page combines crispy cereal with peanut butter and chocolate to create a crust for one’s favorite ice cream. The recipe is quick and relatively simple, but requires up to four hours to set in the freezer.
  • Midwest Living – 10 Quick-and-Easy Dessert Recipes: This link takes the reader to the Midwest Living website and a list of homemade dessert recipes. These dessert ideas are simple and take only a few minutes to make.
  • Cooking Light – 25 Best Dessert Recipes: Visitors to this website will find a list of 25 different dessert recipes. These recipes range from cookies to cupcakes, cakes, brownies, and pies.

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