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About Me

There are so many wonderful cooks in the family! I started this website about 20 years ago as a way to keep our spread out family connected. Over the years, it’s changed to recipes and the more has disappeared. I feel such a connection through food and after talking to others, I know I’m not alone.

Aunt Diomira in her tiny kitchen, polka music playing in the background, always had spaghetti, meatballs, sauce & pizzelle ready to feed us.

Easter & Thanksgiving we’d feast in Uncle Tony’s dining room, where the long extended table was covered with an insane amount of food, including Aunt Kay’s rosa marina salad & broccoli casserole.

Grandma’s english muffin bread baked in cans…

As loved ones pass away I become even more appreciative that I have their recipes. I think it’s a perfect way to keep us connected to our past. 

Please keep sending me your favorite recipes. I do treasure them.

Have a happy day!


Family Cooks

Looking for a recipe by Aunt Diomira? Craving one of Mom’s dishes? Click their name from this list and see all of their recipes.

Granduncle Sam Carulli & Granduncle Rocky Carulli with other employees at Little Venice Restaurant

Family Pedigrees

A list of all my grandparents, and their parents, and so on as well as what area they are from.


I’m lucky enough to have Grandma Barkwell, Pop Chucky and Aunt Diomira’s personal photo collections. I’m currently adding photos here. If you have family photos, especially wedding photos or photos from the past, I’m interested!

Pop, Great Grandma Florence, Great Grandpa Stephen & Grandaunt Edna Barkwell

Most Popular Recipes

The home page, familyrecipesandmore, showcases the most popular recipes.

Top 5 from each category:

  • Appetizers, Snacks & Drinks
  • Breads & Breakfast
  • Main Dishes
  • Side Dishes 
  • Dessert 

And since this is my favorite as well as the sites most popular category… 

  • Top 10 Cookies

Contact Me

Questions? Comments? Have family recipes, information or photos to share? I’d love to hear from you!

My boys & I