Ali’s Beauty Tips

My younger sister Ali has a passion for make-up, skincare and beauty products.  She will be sharing some of her favorite beauty tips on http://www.feedingthefam.blog.  Enjoy her short introduction below: By Ali Salvatore My name is Ali Salvatore.  I love chatting with friends and family about my favorite make-up, skincare and beauty products.  That is…

Welcome to our Garden

A few years back my husband decided to start a garden. He reached out to a local organic farmer to get his soil and plants. Farmer Jay helped him get it started and now Matt has kept it going. I’m not a gardener due to the fact that I’m kind of scared of snakes and…

Smashed Potatoes

These smashed potatoes are addicting. Can’t stop once you start. Everyone in the family loves them. I make them alongside steak and a salad. To make it easy, you can prepare them earlier in the day and then roast before dinner. ***My posts contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a…

Rigatoni with Roasted Eggplant and Ricotta

In our house Sunday is a day of rest. We really don’t want to go anywhere if we don’t have to. We like to lounge at home in our sweats and watch a movie or two. The greatest thing about lounging around on a Sunday is the smell of whatever is cooking for dinner. I…

Mita’s Slow Cooker Chicken

This is another one of Mita’s recipes. It’s simple and tasty! You can use this chicken for any of your Mexican dishes that calls for shredded chicken. I usually use it for my chicken tacos. In the shell, I layer a simple coleslaw salad, then the chicken, top with Mexican shredded cheese and home made…

Stuffed Peppers

This is such a great dinner to fill the family, but it is also great to entertain with. You can make it ahead and bake before serving. This is a recipe from Lidia Bastianich. I changed it a little, not because it needed it, but because my family eats a lot! And I simplified it…

Salsa Salsa

We all love salsa. It’s spicy, healthy and goes great with chips or on your tacos. I didn’t know how much I really loved salsa until I had this one! One of my closest friends, Mita, is an amazing cook! She specializes in Indian and Mexican food, but can cook anything. We met when our…

Friday Night Pizza

Many people enjoy ordering pizza on a Friday night. It’s affordable, fills the family and no one has to cook. We just can’t seem to find a good pizza place to order from in Florida. It stinks! That’s why I usually make homemade pizza on Friday nights. It’s still affordable and fills the family, but…

Mom’s Meatloaf

I’ve been making meatloaf for years for my family. It’s a great meal to fill everyone up. I’ve switched to turkey meatloaf to make it healthier, but it’s just not the same. I’ve tried so many different recipes but my son Dominick doesn’t like them. I think they are filled with too many ingredients. So…

Call it what you want…

I love it!  No matter what you call it.  Sauce or gravy?  In my family we call red sauce, sauce.  We call brown sauce that goes over meat, gravy.  If I cook meat in the sauce all day and it’s really thick I consider it more like a gravy. But no matter what, if you…