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Gathering Family and Friends for Good Food and Good Conversation

Family is the heart of the home and I love gathering family and friends for good food and good conversation. Whether it’s just a weeknight or a special holiday dinner the recipes here are easy and very family-friendly.

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Recipes for A July 4th Cookout

Celebrate America’s freedom with delicious recipes.

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Father’s Day Recipes

Surprise Dad with favorite recipes on his special day!

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No-Bake Desserts

Don’t heat up the kitchen this summer! Make a cool and refreshing no-bake treat for all your summer gatherings.

Summer Cocktails

Refreshing cocktails for any summer occasion or for just lounging by the pool.

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Easy Menu Ideas

It’s easy to get in a menu planning rut but with these weekly ideas, you’re sure to find some new family favorites to add to your regular rotation. Visit them all to get mix and match ideas for a completely new meal!

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Food writer, recipe developer and influencer, Ellen Folkman.

About Ellen…

Welcome to Family Around the Table! Here you will find simple recipes your family will enjoy when they gather around your table. My recipes are tried and true, perfect for any skill level, and easy enough to get kids involved.

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Pantry Staples

These are recipes made with items you most likely have in your pantry right now.

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Recently Updated

These recipes have all had new photos added as well as a bit more description and tips and tricks for recipe success.