I was lucky to grow up with parents who could cook and bake really well. My mom is the baker in the house and has many amazing recipes including Death By Chocolate Cake and her holiday Waffle Cookies. My dad is the cook of the house and I very much miss all of his delicious meals he would make us while my sisters and I were growing up. My goal is to obtain and write down all of my parents recipes so I can make them for my own children.

My dad doesn’t have any recipes written down for any of his creations, so this is going to be the hardest part. I’m making this one of my goals for the year. I’m going to start this as a series on the blog; called Family Recipes. I’ve started tonight with Chicken Marsala, one of my favorite dinners ever!


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 – 1 1/2 lb skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup marsala cooking wine


Flatten out each piece of chicken until it’s rather thin. In a large skillet melt the butter on low heat. Add the garlic to the pan and continue to cook on low heat until the garlic has softened. Dredge each piece of chicken in flour and place into the skillet. Turn the heat up to medium and brown the chicken on each side. Add in the mushrooms and continue to cook for a few more minutes.


When the mushrooms are soft, add in the marsala wine and scrape off anything stuck to the bottom of the pan. This will create a sauce after only a few minutes. Once the chicken is cooked all the way through, plate it and top with the mushrooms.



What’s your favorite family recipe?

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