So many memories are made with family and friends thru the simple act of creating and eating food together. My life is filled with great memories of holidays, parties, gathering around a center island, cooking with grand kids, food fights and cooking challenges. The most important of all the kitchen memories however is sharing conversations and laughter with the people I cherish.

This is a collection of recipes from my immediate and extended family. Recipes from multiple generations are included in this cookbook to show, through the years, how food creates lasting memories for us all. I look forward to sharing these family recipes with future generations.

Always remember no recipe is truly worthy of serving unless there has been a mess made of the kitchen during it’s creation. Cooking with grand kids makes that so easy and fun to do.