Creating family style meals can be a little challenging when you don’t don’t have a lot of time. But it doesn’t have to be!

two white soup bowls filled with creamy sausage tortellini soup and dutch oven to the back.
jam tarts lightly dusted with powdered sugar and on a countertop.

Welcome to Olive & Artichoke

Make delicious food for your family and friends using real food ingredients and minimal effort. These easy to make comfort food recipes are perfect for gathering around the dinner table – together!

Like you, I don’t have hours available to spend in the kitchen making dinner. I’m a busy mom of 4, so simple comforting meals are what I create for my family.

And I want you to feel confident about making delicious & comforting recipes for your family and friends.

Hey, I’m Mary – the founder of Olive & Artichoke and I’m so happy you stopped by to say hi!

I started Olive & Artichoke in 2023 as a way to share our favorite family style meals. Many of these family recipes were a part of one of my other websites, Boots & Hooves Homestead.

I’ve been running that site since 2016, and decided that it was time to create a separate space for all of our best recipes.

I grew up in a big Italian family. I am actually the oldest of six children! And while growing up, food was the center of all gatherings. My grandparents moved to the US from Italy and Greece. So, I learned a lot from their life on the Mediterranean. And this is where I get a lot of my recipe inspiration.

two white bowls of pasta with fresh herbs on top.

Family dinners don’t have to be complicated!

Living on a rural ranch means that I need to be strategic with planning out healthy & hearty meals for my growing family!

As a busy homeschooling mom of four, I don’t have hours available to spend in the kitchen making dinner or running to the store for specialty ingredients. 

I bet you can relate!

Here you will find easy to make comfort food recipes that are perfect for gathering around the dinner table – together!

Mary with children gathered at the family dining table.

Never miss a recipe!

Our top recipes:

white casserole dish with baked pesto pasta and a serving spoon to the side.
Creamy Baked Pesto Pasta
cast iron skillet with traeger eggs casserole.
Traeger Breakfast Skillet
two white bowls filled with creamy tortellini.
Creamy Tortellini with Italian Sausage
tomato, basil, and ricotta pizza.
Tomato, Basil, Ricotta Pizza
cannoli shells with cannoli filling cream on a white platter tray with black and white tea towel to the side.
Traditional Cannoli Filling Cream
dutch oven and two white bowls of creamy pasta fagioli soup.
Creamy Pasta Fagioli Soup
Mary pouring olive oil over a fresh salad.

Thanks for being here!

You can always send us a note to with any questions or concerns. I love chatting with all of you and am SO happy you are here.

Now go get cooking with one of these delicious recipes & give us a follow on Pinterest!

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