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Apple Cider Poke Pound Cake

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all enjoyed the holidays. One of the highlights of our own holiday season was the day my husband Jack baked this amazing Apple Cider Poke Pound Cake. It was so delicious, we just HAD to make this our first recipe of 2017 here on A Family Feast. This […]

Fall Fruit Pie

Although I make most of the desserts at our house, every once in a while, my husband Jack gets inspired to start baking. We were shopping in the produce section at our local market – when Jack simply said, “I’m going to make a Fall Fruit Pie!” Totally OK by me…a Fall Fruit Pie sounded […]

Asian Spice Apple Egg Rolls

Chinese five-spice powder is best known for giving rich, savory meats a distinctive and delicious flavor.  The blend of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Szechuan pepper and fennel is often used in Asian and Arabic cooking – particularly in rich, meaty dishes. But our Asian Spice Apple Egg Rolls are proof positive that the Chinese five-spice […]

Apple Streusel Bread

We developed this Apple Streusel Bread recipe as part of our ongoing Ambassadorship with Peapod.  All opinions are 100% mine. Hooray for apple season – especially when it means that it’s the most perfect time of the year to bake this amazing Apple Streusel Bread! Just look at this bread…and I challenge you not to […]

Sweet Potato and Apple Cake

A few weeks ago, my husband Jack traveled to South Carolina for a business trip, and the group he traveled with went out to dinner every night during the trip. Jack and I were on the tail end of our Whole30 program (you can read more about that here) – so enjoying a dessert after […]

Apple Cranberry Egg Rolls

Ever since we made these two incredible egg roll recipes (here and here), my husband Jack and I have been thinking up all sorts of different egg roll flavor combinations! And while our recipe brainstorming has been mostly savory options – over on Pinterest, I’ve seen some incredibly delicious-looking sweet desserts made in the form […]

Baked Winter Squash and Apple Casserole with Crispy Topping

Last weekend, I walked into our kitchen to the wonderful smells of my husband Jack cooking up a new recipe. He was also talking to himself, muttering “Oh my God – this is good…” and Jack seemed especially pleased with his culinary creation! That ‘creation’ was today’s recipe for Baked Winter Squash and Apple Casserole […]

Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy is an old-fashioned, incredibly delicious dessert from New England dating back to the 1800’s. It’s a cross between an apple pie and an apple crisp – a baked apple filling is cooked down under an extremely flaky crust. But midway through the baking process, the crust is “dowdied” – broken into pieces, then […]

Spiced Apple Coconut Muffins

After apple-picking a few weekends ago with my daughter’s Brownie troop, we’ve been enjoying the fruits of our labor! (Sorry – I couldn’t resist the fruit-related pun!) 😉 The apple orchard we went to provides only peck or bushel-sized bags – so even choosing the smaller of the two bags – a peck of apples […]

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is my all-time favorite type of squash to eat – and when it’s Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash – even better! This delicious recipe is easy to prepare, ready in an hour or so (mostly baking time), and it makes a great side dish to serve along with roasted chicken, beef or pork. (You could […]

Apple Chunkies

Among the stash of old recipes I was fortunate enough to inherit from my mother, we found a little pink notebook with – you guessed it – even more recipes that my mother had written down! The notebook contained mostly dessert recipes (my mom had quite the sweet tooth!) and this recipe called Apple Chunkies […]

Apple Doughnut Bombs

We’re sharing the perfect sweet treat for a Fall breakfast today – these Apple Doughnut Bombs! The culinary genius behind this recipe is my husband Jack, and in his own words:  “Don’t ask me where this recipe came from…I went to a party a few weekends ago with Martha and ate too much pizza and […]

Kielbasa and Red Cabbage Skillet with Apples

The title of this today’s recipe – Kielbasa and Red Cabbage Skillet with Apples – pretty much says it all. This is a simple, one-pan meal that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, and it’s a welcome change of pace from the same old thing you might be cooking for your family’s dinner! You’ll […]

Fresh Apple Torte

This post is sponsored by McCormick. All opinions are 100% mine. Here in New England where we live, apple picking is a must-do activity every fall! It’s a wonderful way to spend time with our family outdoors: enjoying New England’s colorful foliage, going on a hayride out to the fields to pick out a pumpkin, […]

New England Apple Cider Cake

We made this New England Apple Cider Cake using fresh #Walmart Produce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack has been pouring through my mother’s old recipe box – and he has jokingly accused me of ‘holding out on him’ because there are so many good recipes […]

Apple Zucchini Crumb Bars

It might surprise you to discover that cooked, sliced zucchini is remarkably similar in texture to baked apples – and that was the idea behind today’s recipe for Apple Zucchini Crumb Bars! Like so many of you – we’re still cooking our way through this summer’s bountiful harvest of garden-grown zucchini. But Jack and I […]

Baked Apple and Cheddar Purses

Do you remember that fantastic pizza dough recipe we shared last week?  (If you missed it – check it out here!)  That same pizza dough is so versatile, it can be used to make many more recipes than just pizza – including these delicious Baked Apple and Cheddar Purses! These lightly sweet, baked apple and […]

Apple and Cheddar Baked French Toast

Over the holidays, we usually have some out-of-town family that stays overnight at our house – so we like to prepare a nice breakfast! This recipe for Apple and Cheddar Baked French Toast is a great breakfast or brunch option that any guest will love! This apple and cheddar baked French toast is a warm […]

Farro with Butternut Squash and Baby Kale

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is my favorite time of year!  I love the cooler weather…the holidays at this time of year… but I especially love all of the foods that come with the fall harvest.  Our recipe for […]

Braised Cabbage and Apples

This recipe for Braised Cabbage and Apples is an old recipe from my husband Jack’s former food-service days.  At one of the dining locations he managed, his chef – a fellow named Frank, who came from Poland – asked Jack if he could make braised cabbage as the ‘vegetable of the day’ on that particular […]

Apple Crisp

This amazingly delicious, classic Apple Crisp recipe had been my go-to apple crisp recipe for years.  Every fall during apple-picking season, I’d pull this recipe out of a binder that I keep of old tried-and-true recipes I’ve collected, and I would bake this perfect apple crisp. And then…I lost the recipe. I looked through every […]

Apple Topped Cake

  I’ll share a little secret with all of you today…up until about two weeks ago, Jack and I had been without a fully-functioning oven in our kitchen since the beginning of May! Our almost-10-year-old gas range starting acting up a few months ago – so we knew it was time to buy a new […]

Apple Harvest Squares

September is the beginning of apple picking season here in New England – and as part of that, I always dig out a few of my favorite apple recipes including this recipe for Apple Harvest Squares! These apple harvest squares are rich and delicious thanks to three sweet layers that make up this baked taste […]

Pork and Apple Skewers With Orange Balsamic Glaze

Years ago when I was still single, I often hung out with my friend Jane and her husband Dave.  We’d take turns inviting each other over for dinner, and Dave was always impressed because there I was – all alone out on the small deck of my apartment with my trusty Weber charcoal grill – […]

Waldorf Salad

As teenagers, my sister Regina and I both tried out for our high school play – the classic musical “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter. We had to learn a number of songs and dances and, to this day, I still remember many of the lyrics from that show! One song we learned, “You’re The Top,” […]

Chicken and Apples in Honey Mustard Sauce

We’re continuing the impromptu fruit theme we have going this week by sharing a delicious and healthy recipe for Chicken and Apples in Honey Mustard Sauce. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are lightly breaded and browned in a skillet, then cooked until tender alongside some Golden Delicious apple slices.  A super flavorful honey mustard sauce is […]

Apple Pear Compote

This recipe for Apple Pear Compote is a delicious way to add some fresh fruit flavors to any meal. Our compote uses Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears and golden raisins that have been cooked in a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, vanilla and a blend of spices.  We’ve also added Calvados, a French apple brandy, […]

Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Pan Sauce

Pork tenderloin is a delicious alternative to chicken or beef – and it can be surprisingly affordable if you find it on special at your local market.  We usually stock up when we see it on sale, and this recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Pan Sauce is one way to prepare this versatile meat. […]

Morning Glory Muffins

Years ago, I lived near a great little coffee shop in Danvers, Massachusetts called the Custom Cup Caffe.  Every Friday on my way into work, one of my weekly rituals was to stop and treat myself to a cup of their terrific coffee and one of their even-more-terrific Morning Glory Muffins. A few years ago, […]