"Mangia, mangia (eat, eat)!", our grandmother, Lucia Rossi, used to say whenever we visited our grandparents home in a small West Virginia town where they met and settled after coming to America from Italy.

Thank you for visiting The Family Kitchen and sharing our family's culinary diversity. Family and extended family members in the USA, Italy, Brazil, The Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Canada, and now Laos all have one thing in common -- we all eat well. And we love to eat!

We have a large family that is scattered throughout the world and welcome recipes from family and friends to add to our growing collection of family recipes.

We got the idea for this site a few years ago when our cousin Antonella, who was visiting from her home near Milano, Italy, was in Grandma Rossi's kitchen making chicken alla cacciatore.

Three generations and thousands of miles removed, Antonella was following a recipe that was almost the same as our grandmother's. Our grandmother and our cousin's grandfather were brother and sister who had not seen each other since 1922.

Some of our family still uses recipes that the Forte family enjoyed in Southern Italy in the little hill top town of Noepoli over 100 years ago. Members of our family around the world are using old recipes and new recipes... some handed down for generations and others just invented for a special occasion.

Others are fortunate to enjoy the incredible creations of professional chefs like Michael Rossi, Executive Chef, working alongside his brother, David, as the Pastry Chef and Sous Chef at The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon in Anaheim, CA.

We want you to enjoy the recipes that we have gathered from our diverse family members as much as we do.

Please try the recipes and send us your comments.

Visit us often. We will be updating on a regular basis. When we were growing up our friends were always welcome for dinner. If you have a recipe that you would like to share with our friends and family we would be happy to add it to our growing list of recipes.

Now if you will just pull up a chair and join us around The Family Kitchen table we can enjoy good food and fellowship together ...

Featured Recipe

Deborah's carrot cake

The world's best carrot cake

Featured Recipes

Cranberry Relish

Texas Caviar with Avocado

Artichoke Dip

Zabaglione with Fresh Strawberries

Cream Puffs

La Gaufre de Liège
Another kind of Belgium Waffle


Shirley Potatoes


Creamed Corn

Parmesan Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Salmon on a Cedar Plank with White Asparagus and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Pear and Chocolate Cake
with Amaretti Cookies

Handmade Saffron Tagliorini (Angel Hair)
with Dungeness Crab Essence

Blue Cheese Grapes

Chicken Soup

Michael, Bob and David Rossi

What ever the occasion, there is no excuse for not enjoying a great meal with your family around The Family Kitchen.

Look for new and old delicious recipes from our world wide family and friends.

Fun Menus, recipes and tips for those special occasions.

Learn how to make the recipes just like we do around The Family Kitchen.


The Family Kitchen

All natural spice rubs

Our own all natural formulations for:

Fish and Veggies,  Chicken & Lamb
Steak and BBQ.


One for $6.95

Two for $12.00

Three for $17.00

For more information on how to get your three flavor sample kit contact us at:


Spice Rubs

 Try each of The Family Kitchen Spice Rubs

on the Grill
on the Smoker
or in the Oven.