Finger food
summer favs
main dish

Welcome to our family’s favorite tried and true best easy recipe ideas page! These recipes have been in our family for years. Some are from close relatives like my mom’s Thanksgiving dressing, my mother-in-law’s broccoli casserole, and some we invented ourselves by testing different ingredients out over time. We love using slow cookers and pressure cookers whenever possible.

My husband loves to cook on the weekends. His favorite recipes are included in my list below. Some of his recipes can be a little more complicated and have a lot of ingredients. We have condensed them some to make them quicker and easier without compromising the flavor!

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There are around 108 or so recipes on Made in a Day. That number grows monthly. I try to post at least 1-2 recipes a month on the blog.

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Comfort Food Recipes

mac and cheese
squash casserole
pulled pork
banana pudding

As with anyone the recipes I love the most are the ones that give a warm hug. Most of these recipes are dripping with cheese and carbs but man are they good.

Easy Light Side + Low Carb Recipes

brussels sprouts
meatball zucchini

Easy Party Food + Appetizer Recipes

blue chips gorgonzola
tex mex dip

Some nights instead of making a big dinner we opt for lighter appetizers or finger food! It’s fun and everyone loves the idea! Here are our tried and true fav recipes.

Robust Italian-American Recipes


Our family can’t resist a yummy filling pasta recipe. Here are our tried & true versions of our favorite comfort food and recipes.

Easy Mexican + Tex Mex Style Recipes

bean dip
taco soup

Favorite Seafood Recipes

seafood enchiladas
crab dip

Our family members live on or near the beaches of Florida. By living that close to the ocean and the fishing docks where all the areas seafood comes in, let’s just say we have tried all of the best seafood recipes. Here are our family’s favorites.

best ever seafood recipes

See my 10 Best Seafood Recipe Roundup too!

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