105 Family-Friendly Recipes

Here’s a compilation of the best recipes that I’ve shared over the years here at Owlhaven. Check back now and then;  I’ll be adding more recipes as I post more– or whenever I remember to add them.  Enjoy!  And if you find this resource useful, I’d love a pin on Pinterest.


Harvest Grain Bread





Canning Grape Jelly





Lemon Curd Cake with Raspberry Sauce



Make-It-Yourself Items

Three Easy Salad Dressings


Main Dishes








Side Dishes and Snacks

Spicy Oven Fries




Soups and Stews




For 200 more recipes like these, check out Family Feasts for $75 a Week. .



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  1. Pinned! Love your blog and recipes! (And the cookbook.)

  2. This is awesome! Thank you!!! 🙂

  3. supermom_laura@yahoo.com says:

    COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR YOGURT RECIPE IN OUR KITCHEN. That one, my grandmother’s three bean casserole and Ree Drummond (pioneer woman cooks) Potatoe and Leek Pizza are staples we prepare almost weekly.

  4. THANK YOU! I’ve pinned many of your newer recipes since getting on Pinterest but knew I was missing out on older recipes. I pinned this page and will definitely be coming back here for ideas.

  5. Your ranch salad dressing is delicious–I just made some for the first time. Far better than anything I have had from the store or made myself prior to today. It’s a keeper!

  6. I made the Cauliflower Tom Kha Gai Soup the other night and we really enjoyed it (also used some canned crab apples and made Dump Cake using your recipe – also yummy!).

    When I click on the Cauliflower Soup above, it takes me to West African Sweet Potato Soup (which incidentally looks very good)

    Thanks for all the recipes, I am bored of cooking the same things (so are the kids) and am looking forward to trying some more.

    Blessings to you and your family.

  7. I just pinned this. Thanks so much!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Definitely pinning this one! Thanks for putting them all together, Mary 😀

  9. Thank you!! My 11yo Daughter made the apple donuts in our donut pans this morning! They were a HUGE hit!!!! Poor Daddy was left with a half of a donut. I must double this recipe to feed our bunch!

  10. Number 4 says:

    This post makes me hungry… 🙂

  11. My 4yo Daughter and I made the Baked Apple Donuts (muffins) today!! They were nice and easy and tasted great!!! We are only a family of 4 and it made 24 muffins, so we surprised our neighbor with some muffins today:)Thank You for posting this, I have yet to buy your book!!

  12. I love this so much I pinned it. Thank you!

  13. Lisa Beth W. says:

    Wow, how generous of you to compile this! Thanks!

  14. Thank you! …I can’t believe your Banana Nut Muffin recipe didn’t make the list, they are the BEST I’ve ever tasted and I’ve been mobbed for the recipe every.single.time. I make them! I think they were via Strawberry Creek Inn?


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