Family Recipes
June 28, 2023

If you are like me, you rush home from work to find a house full of hungry people. You are tired, more likely exhausted, and you still need to fix dinner for your family. You need something fast, yet wholesome. I have a few tried and true recipes that I’ve used for years, and my family never gets tired of them.



Out of bread?? These go well with just about everything. It takes 30 minutes from start to finish, and you probably won’t have any leftover! I like to serve them with spaghetti or soups.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is preheating, cut up ½ cup butter into a 9 X 13 pan and place it in the oven until the butter melts. Watch it carefully because it can burn if left in for too long.


1 ½ cups warm water

1 TBSP yeast

2 TBSP sugar

  • Add the yeast and sugar to the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes, or until the yeast is bubbly.


1 tsp. salt

3 cups flour

Mix on medium speed in your mixer (I have a KitchenAid), until the dough forms a soft ball. You may need to add more flour if it is a humid day. The dough should be soft, yet easy to pick up.

Remove the pan of melted butter from the oven. Place the dough in the pan and spread it so that it is evenly distributed. Let it sit for 10 minutes to begin to rise.

Cut down the middle lengthwise with a pizza cutter, then cut it widthwise until there are about 20 sticks.

Sprinkle with coarse garlic salt and parmesan cheese. You can also use shredded mozzarella cheese if you like.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Serve warm!

Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup


1 small package frozen broccoli

1 small package frozen cauliflower

2 cups Velveeta cheese, cut in cubes

1 can evaporated milk

2 chicken bouillon cubes

Place cauliflower, broccoli and bouillon cubes in a large pan. Add enough water to barely cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, then add the cheese and evaporated milk. Heat until the cheese melts. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with hot breadsticks!