Food is such a great expression of love. And that is what I try to accomplish each time I make a meal for my family.
Inspired from my family’s life in the Mediterranean, my recipes are my take on their traditional dishes.
My great-grandparents were from Sicily, Florence, and Greece. I was raised with a love for these cultures (my family is pretty passionate!). So you can say that faith, family, food, and traditions are just a few of my favorite things.
Here at Olive & Artichoke, I am sharing my own take on the food and recipes that have been inspired by my childhood memories, and the stories from my family’s life in the Mediterranean.
Hello there, I’m Mary.
I am married to my real life cowboy and we live on a cattle ranch in rural Nebraska. Here we are raising our four little ones to give them the best of country living.
I’m simply a mom and home cook who is on a mission to teach my children important life skills in & out of the kitchen!
I’m sharing the recipes that I make for my family right here on the family cattle ranch. All made with love.
Simple Meals with Real Ingredients
I’m on a mission to re-create the big Italian family style meals that I grew up with for my little family.
But like most people, I need quick and simple meals that are both delicious and nutritious. Let’s face it, life is busy. Many of us need meals to be ready that don’t take all day to make.
However, I also do believe in taking the time to make meals for my family. Meals that are made with love and a bit of passion for food and flavor.
So you will see a variety of quick 30 minute meals, along with slow and flavorful traditional Italian Sunday family dinners.
I always recommend using good quality & organic ingredients, but not overly complicated or too hard to find either.
We live in a very rural part of the state, so shopping does require a bit of planning on my part. But if I’m able to find these ingredients, I have complete confidence that you can too!
I really make an effort to cook completely from scratch food. You won’t see ingredients that are full of chemicals or overly processed. I really believe that it does impact the quality and flavors of a meal.
Cooking meals for the family should be a celebration. And creating delectable dishes should be easy and attainable!
Have questions or need help with a recipe? Contact me at: Mary@oliveandartichoke.com