Recent Work

Here are a few of the newest delights our family is enjoying.

Sausage Dressing

Ingredients: 1 large onion 2 celery stalks 2-3...

Classic Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: 1-1/2 c all-purpose flour 1/2 t...

Rosemary Bread

Ingredients 1 head garlic, roasted...

About MikeyLikey

Welcome to Hey! Mikey Likey!–a family recipe repository. Unlike other recipe sites, Hey! Mikey Likey! is designed especially for families and folks who are cooking for kids and other particularly picky eaters. Sit back, get comfortable, and I’ll tell you a bit about why Hey! Mikey Likey! came to be.

I come from a family that loves food. Our passion for food is evident in everything we do:

  • We eat it (obviously);
  • Talk about it;
  • Experiment with it;
  • E-mail about it;
  • Blog it; and
  • Yes, most definitely carry it around on our waist-lines.


Collectively–we are a large family in every sense of the word–we have a huge number of tasty recipes to satisfy our food desires. We share them with each other whenever we get together, BUT…

I for one was getting tired of trying to find my favorites in such a sea of possible locations, and I am much too lazy to actually put them all on index cards.

So… Hey! Mikey Likey! was born. It is the brain child of Mark and Shana Henrichsen and Christine Rodriguez, inspired by Life cereal’s finicky-est eater, Mikey (“Hey Mikey! He likes it!”), and a compulsive need for more child-friendly recipes in a search-able format.

Shana’s husband comes from a family even larger than ours and brought with him a whole host of deliciousness.  Melanie married a Colombian who introduced us to a host of wonderful new recipes.  Kathy found loads of healthy and inexpensive recipes when she married her husband, Dan.  Mom provided us with years of nutritious dinners, tasty desserts, and quick and easy snacks.  Our brothers married creative cooks as well, so our sisters-in-law helped us expand our culinary repertoires.

You are invited to come try our recipes, rate them, and leave us lots of feedback on how they turned out. We also encourage family members to register and submit their favorites for us all so we never have to call and bother you again late at night, on a weekend, or in the middle of something important.

Oh! And I wanted to remind you–don’t forget the pictures! It’s always nice to see what the finished product is supposed to look like or at least how much fun you had making it.

If you are a member of a food-passionate family, let us know and we’ll set up a category for you, too. Just send an e-mail to with your family name. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions in general, please feel free to e-mail us.

Now go on, get cookin’!

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Our Favorites

December 22, 2018 |

Classic Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: 1-1/2 c all-purpose flour 1/2 t baking powder 1/8 t salt 1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4...

December 19, 2018 |

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

We make these every year at Christmas, and every year folks beg for more. Soooo delicious!

June 23, 2018 |

Frog-Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad is one of those must-haves at family gatherings in the summer.  The kids love it! Ingredients:...

June 22, 2018 |

Breakfast Pizza

My kids love this. It is a good hearty, stick to your insides breakfast and is fast and easy. I will precook the...

June 22, 2018 |

Swedish Pancakes

My dad used to make these once in a blue moon and they were always such a treat. Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 1/4-cup...

June 21, 2018 |

German Pancakes

I love this pancake recipe for several reasons. It’s quick, they are low in sugar, and they are delicious. Try them with lemon juice and powdered sugar or with syrup or jam. Happy Breakfast!

May 28, 2018 |

Lemon Chicken Tortellini

If you love Bertucci’s, then you’ll like this dish.  It’s very similar to a favorite of mine...

September 30, 2016 |

Crockpot Bean with Bacon Soup

This is one of our favorite fall recipes.  Throw it together in the morning, and have it for dinner with warm...

September 16, 2016 |

Pumpkin Spice Bread

From Taste of Home magazine, this is my most favorite bread for the Fall. It goes great with cider and is really...

June 30, 2016 |

Blueberry Delight

Mark’s Blueberry Delight is one of our most popular recipes. It’s so simple and absolutely delicious! Whip up this tasty crowd-pleaser for potlucks, picnics, or whenever you want to put a smile on your family’s faces.

April 3, 2016 |

Homemade Strawberry Pudding

Super easy and delicious homemade strawberry pudding!

April 2, 2016 |

Blueberry Maple Bacon Muffins

A complete breakfast in a portable little muffin!

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