Darlena’s Family Recipes & Friends Recipes Too

darlena's family recipes

The Family Recipes listed here are ones my family falls back on and we all look forward to sharing with each other. Some are favorites we all enjoy from many past generations. Others are new but have found a place in our tried-and-true favorites. There are even some listed here from friends that are now among my favorites as well. I hope you enjoy these and perhaps some will become favorites in your family as well.

You will also find additional recipes from dear friends; recipes I have added to favorites enjoyed by my own family. I hope you find them so wonderful they become regular additions to your family meals as well.


No-Bake Pumpkin Pie, is simple, easy, and so delicious.
Valentine’s Dessert Casserole: Indulge in Sweetness, Looking for the perfect dessert casserole for a Valentine’s Brunch? Fun, beautiful, and best of all – no cooking required.

Main Dishes

Chicken Stir-Fry is a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. This recipe is loaded with tender pieces of chicken, crisp vegetables, and a flavorful sauce.

Chili-Party Style, this chili is great for any party or even your everyday lunch or dinner. So delicious and healthy too.

Corn Beef Hash, elevate Your Brunch Game with Homemade Corn Beef Hash and Fine Wine Pairings. Luxury and indulgence meet in my kitchen with Homemade Corn Beef Hash. Finding fresh corn beef hash can be a challenge, so take matters into your own hands to create a recipe worth sharing. Join me on this culinary journey where I’ll not only reveal the secrets to authentic corn beef hash.

Egg and Sausage Casserole: Indulge in the savory delight of a classic egg and sausage casserole—a timeless dish that brings comfort and joy to any gathering.

Frito Bandito (Darlena’s simple style). There are many different recipes for Frito Bandito. This one is my all-time go-to meal for a fast and easy dish when the grandkids are around.

Quick and Easy Salmon Patties, oh so good. These make a great weekday meal. Uses canned salmon, some spices, and an egg. Have these up and ready to go in about 15 minutes.

Ribeye Steak Recipe: Butter, Garlic, Herb, easy to make, add the spices, broil in the oven, enjoy as a very special treat in celebration for just about anything!!

Satisfying Cauliflower Fried Rice with Curried Shrimp, Indulging in the goodness of Cauliflower Fried Rice with Curried Shrimp is an absolute delight for every palate. This dish not only brings joy to the cook with its simplicity but also leaves family members craving for more. KETO or NOT.

Side Dishes

Cornbread and Sausage Dressing, every family has their favorite Cornbread and Sausage Dressing to serve along with the holiday turkey or to go along with those fabulous pork chops. This is mine.

Korean Cucumber Salad, made with ingredients you likely have on hand and fresh English cucumber. Crisp, Cool, and Delicious.


Brandied Onion and Mushroom Crostini This recipe is from a friend, Beth Johnson. This can be an appetizer, a side dish, or even a vegetarian meal for dinner. It is so versatile and VERY delicious.


Hope you enjoy Darlena’s Family Recipes as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.

Revised and Updated 3/22/24