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 bowls of pasta fagioli.
white tray platter filled with cannolis.

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.

two white bowls of pasta with fresh herbs on top.

Family dinners don’t have to be complicated!

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

This means, that I need to be strategic with planning out healthy & hearty meals for my growing ranch family! I bet you can relate!

Mary with children gathered at the family dining table.

Never miss a recipe!

Our top recipes:

homemade pizza dough rolled out on a rimmed baking sheet.
Homemade Pizza Dough
cast iron skillet with traeger eggs casserole.
Traeger Breakfast Skillet
skillet with creamy pomodoro sauce pasta.
Creamy Pomodoro Sauce
tomato, basil, and ricotta pizza.
Tomato, Basil, Ricotta Pizza
strawberry nutella cupcakes on a cake stand.
Nutella Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
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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