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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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Save money and enjoy cocktails at home with friends.

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Game Day Recipes

College and pro football season is upon us. Plan your game day festivities with some of these recipes.

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Side Dishes

Side dishes for your holiday meals.

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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.