Flanders Family Dinner (with 9 of 12 children pictured)

Flanders Family Favorite Recipes

If there’s one thing our big crew knows how to do, it’s eat! I fielded lots of requests from my grown children once they left home, wanting to know how to make different recipes they grew up with.

Eventually, I started posting all our Flanders Family Favorite Recipes on this website for easy reference. That way, my kids can find exactly what they need when they need it. And you can try them, too, and perhaps find a new favorite in the process. Browse all the recipes I’ve posted (so far) below, conveniently grouped by category.

Breakfast of Champions

Don’t skip the most important meal of the day. Start it right with some of these simple but nourishing breakfast ideas:

Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Freshly-Baked Bread

Who can resist the smell of freshly-baked loaves, flaky biscuits, and moist muffins, hot from the oven? We bake big batches of the following recipes, but they never last long!

Home Baked Banana Nut Bread

Savory Soups

We don’t get much cold weather down in Texas, so it’s a good thing these savory soups are flavorful enough to eat year round:

Spicy Moroccan Stew

Spicy Moroccan Stew

Scrumptious Salads

Salads are a mainstay at our house, as a couple of our kids are borderline vegetarian. Here are a few of our best crowd pleasers:

Sensational Sides

More vegetables! Yum! These sensational side dishes are just the thing to round out any meal:

The Main Event

Hearty home cooking, filled with the delicious comfort foods we’ve loved since childhood:

Delectable Desserts

Whether you are topping off a meal or just enjoying a mid-day snack, these tasty treats will hit the spot:

You’ll find more of our Flanders family favorite recipes, plus a treasure trove of ideas for making mealtime memorable — in my book Sit Down & Eat.

Sit Down & Eat

Have enough nutritious and delicious recipes to fill a book of your own? Then grab a copy of my new devotional journal for culinary artists, Bread of Heaven so you can put them all down in one place.

Bread of Heaven


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