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Flour Bakery’s Chunky Lola Cookies

If you ever visit the Boston area – you really must plan a visit to the popular Flour Bakery + Café as part of your foodie itinerary. At any of the Flour locations in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, you’ll find fantastic freshly-made breakfast pastries, lunches, and desserts – including these Chunky Lola Cookies. Chunky Lola […]

Chocolate Crunch Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

This Chocolate Crunch Strawberry Ice Cream Cake recipe is sponsored by Peapod as part of our ongoing ambassadorship with the brand.  All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been looking at my calendar – we have so many Springtime celebrations coming up! Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday parties, and we always host an ‘end of the […]

Amaretto Biscotti

Anytime we need a quick and easy dessert – biscotti are usually one of the first sweet treats I think of to make.  Biscotti are crisp, twice-baked, oblong-shaped cookies or biscuits originating in the city of Prato, which is located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Aside from being very simple to bake, biscotti freeze […]

Chocolate Dipped Almond Fingers

We’ve been sharing lots of savory recipes over the last few weeks here on A Family Feast. So today, we’re changing things up with a delicious sweet treat – these Chocolate Dipped Almond Fingers. My husband Jack first made these cookies a few months ago for our holiday cookie tray, and I loved them so […]

Malted Mocha Swiss Roll

This Malted Mocha Swiss Roll cake recipe was inspired by a dessert that my husband Jack enjoyed years ago while dining out in Boston’s Italian North End neighborhood. For years, Jack has had very fond memories of that chocolate Swiss roll which was stuffed with a sweetened, espresso-flavored ricotta cheese filling. Fast forward to today […]

Mocha Cupcakes

This blog post is sponsored by Starbucks®. All opinions are 100% mine. #StarbucksPerfectPairing #Ad I don’t mean to brag – but I’m already done with my Christmas shopping! This is actually the first time EVER I’ve been done so early, and I’m ready to relax and enjoy the holiday season. I had a little bit […]

Kathy’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Some of my favorite recipes to share here on A Family Feast are those recipes that others share with us! And that is definitely the case with today’s recipe: Kathy’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake. Kathy is the wife of Reynold, who is my husband Jack’s manager at work. Last month, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner […]

Pear and Dark Chocolate Crisp

This time of year – when apples and pumpkins are getting all of the attention – we’d like to remind you that pears are perfectly in season too! I can’t think of a better way to enjoy fresh, juicy pears than this delicious Pear and Dark Chocolate Crisp. Chunks of D’Anjou pears are mixed with […]

Crunchie Munchie Cookies

When “The Munchies” strike – which do you prefer?  A salty, crunchy snack or sweet, decadent treat? For me, it depends on the day – and sometimes, I really want both when I can’t decide what I’m craving! Good News: These Crunchie Munchie Cookies are a delicious salty-sweet combination that is sure to satisfy any […]

Cashew Frosted Brownies

These Cashew Frosted Brownies are for one of those days when your chocolate craving is strong! One part brownie, one part fudge, one part cake – this easy dessert adds up to 100% delicious! This dessert is also for the cashew-lovers in the crowd – and I’ll admit I am definitely in that crowd! I’m […]

Oatmeal Stout Beef Pot Pie

For us, recipe inspiration comes from all sorts of places, and today’s Oatmeal Stout Beef Pot Pie was inspired by a recent trip to New York City! Last week we spent a long weekend with some friends and their daughters (all friends of our nine-year-old) exploring some of New York City’s most famous tourist destinations. […]

Chocolate Malted Crinkles

At our house, I’m usually the one that does most of the dessert baking. But every once in a while, my husband Jack gets hit with the dessert-baking bug – and boy, am I thrilled when it happens! Such is the case the day that Jack decided to make these Chocolate Malted Crinkles! We were […]

Boozy Guinness Cupcakes

When Jack and I decided to bake these Boozy Guinness Cupcakes to share here on A Family Feast, we raided our liquor cabinet to find the right ‘boozy’ ingredients for this decadent, grown-ups-only cupcake recipe! And when I say decadent and boozy – I mean decadent and boozy! Picture this: A sweet, chocolate cupcake infused […]

Easy Blender Chocolate Mousse

We are so excited to start off this new year with a recipe for Easy Blender Chocolate Mousse – PLUS a fantastic Wolf Gourmet High Performance Blender Giveaway! (GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.) This Easy Blender Chocolate Mousse is a recipe that my old college roommate shared with me years ago – and my entire extended family […]

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie takes a classic dessert – pecan pie – then kicks it up a few notches with the addition of chocolate chips and Bourbon to the filling! This grownups-only dessert is rich, delicious and very decadent, and it is sure to become a favorite on any holiday dessert table. What I […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

We made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes as part of a sponsored post for MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and SheKnows. It will probably come as no surprise to you to learn that our 8-year-old daughter Emma loves to cook and bake with us in the kitchen! After all…both of her parents ARE food bloggers and time in […]

Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Torte

With the holidays just around the corner – we’re sharing a very special recipe today that would be a great addition to your holiday dessert table! This decadent, flourless Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Tore is a chocolate lovers dream! The torte gets its rich and fudgy flavor from both melted bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder. The flavor […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

For years I’ve been making this incredible chocolate peanut butter pie to rave reviews. And it’s so delicious – that often times the entire pie gets eaten even before I’ve had the chance to enjoy a slice myself! So I recently had the idea of turning that pie into smaller bite-sized portions to bring to […]

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

With the heat of summer still on – these No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect thing to make when you want something sweet, but it’s just too hot to turn on the oven! This is another recipe we found in my mother’s old recipe box – and like all of the other recipes we’ve […]

Loaded Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Bars

The other day, I came home to find my husband Jack happily working in the kitchen! From the looks of it, he had about a dozen different boxes, bottles, canisters and packages of different ingredients all spread out on our kitchen island – and he was stirring some sort of delicious concoction in a big […]

Mexican Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

One of the most popular recipes on our site is a Hot Fudge Pudding Cake recipe that we shared after a family vacation to Hershey, Pennsylvania. The recipe – with its warm gooey center and distinctively crunchy sugar top – is a long-standing classic dessert recipe originally shared by Hershey’s Kitchen. So many of our […]

Hazelnut Truffles

Making the dessert recipes is usually my area of expertise here on A Family Feast – but every once in a while my husband Jack’s sweet tooth takes over! And that’s a good thing because it inspired today’s recipe for these easy, sinfully good Hazelnut Truffles! In Jack’s own words: “These truffles are so good, […]

Homemade Nutella

Do you ever go to the supermarket with the intent of buying a specific item – and then get home only to realize that you bought a bunch of other stuff you needed – BUT you forgot to buy that exact item you went for in the first place? That is how this Homemade Nutella […]

No-Churn Peppermint Chip Ice Cream

My waistline is in for some big trouble… Ice cream is my biggest weakness in the world! If I had to choose one food to bring with me to a deserted island – it would be ice cream! I’m also a bit of a purist when it comes to making ice cream so I’ve never […]

Orange and Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

It’s Christmas Eve folks!  Are you ready?  Still need one last special dessert for your holiday dessert table?  Then how about our delicious Orange and Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle? We originally shared this recipe last year at Christmastime over on Your Homebased Mom, when we participated in a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange along with […]

Rocky Road Fudge Bites

Call me crazy if you want, but I’ve been humming Christmas carols over the last few days! I know – it’s only the middle of November but being a food blogger, we tend to get into the holiday spirit very early! But, think about it… Thanksgiving is NEXT week (and Christmas less than a month […]

Whoopie Pies

Whenever my side of the family gets together for a visit, I always look forward to the delicious Whoopie Pies that my sister-in-law Pam brings along for dessert! This is one of Pam’s signature recipes (as well as this and this) – and when she sent me the recipe to share here on A Family […]

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

If you follow us over on Instagram, then you probably know that we just came home from a family vacation at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania!  This was our second year visiting the park, and we decided that on this trip we would sign up for the Create Your Own Candy Bar at Hershey’s Chocolate […]

Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Vegan and Gluten Free)

When we started blogging almost two years ago, it was all for fun – and we had no idea that A Family Feast would end up turning into my full-time job, as well as a small family-run business! It’s been very exciting to see this little blog of ours grow, it’s a creative outlet for […]

Zucchini Brownies

If you follow us over on Instagram, then you might have seen me post a photo last week of some of the zucchini that we’ve started to harvest out of our garden! That photo was just the first batch and already we’ve picked more – including two baseball bat-sized zucchini that were hiding under the […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

I will admit that I’m one of those people who can’t resist eating the unbaked cookie dough when I make chocolate chip cookies at home!  So when I saw several different recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars over on Pinterest, I knew it was inevitable that I’d give the recipe a try myself one […]

Crispy Chocolate Biscoff Truffles

Our daughter Emma loves art – and at any given moment, she’s drawing a picture or doing some sort of craft project in her spare time!  So earlier this year we started sending Emma to art classes taught by a local artist in our town. Excuse me for a moment while I indulge in a […]

Mexican Brownies

We’re already starting to plan our menu for Cinco de Mayo festivities – and no party would be complete without a fabulous dessert!  Our Mexican Brownies are the perfect sweet treat at your next fiesta! Anytime I make brownies, I use our go-to brownies recipe (the Baker’s Chocolate One Bowl Brownie Recipe) and these Mexican […]

White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie {#PiDay Pie Party}

Today is a day for celebrating and we’ve made this delicious White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie!  My husband Jack calls this the Most. Delicious. Pie. Ever.  –  and I have to agree! This white chocolate banana cream pie is layer after layer of creamy, delicious goodness starting with a chocolate crumb bottom crust, then slices […]

Homemade Magic Shell

Today we’re sharing a quick and easy recipe for Homemade Magic Shell!  It’s so simple and takes only two ingredients – it can hardly be called a recipe – but it’s a delicious way to have some fun with your kids the next time you enjoy some ice cream! Magic Shell is a syrup that […]

REESE’S ‘Dream Team’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Pops

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of REESE’S® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re gearing up to watch some terrific college basketball – and the competition is heating up!  So what better way to cool down than with our frozen REESE’S ‘Dream Team’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Pops?! This AMAZING […]

Skinny Marble Cheesecake

My husband Jack’s all-time favorite cheesecake flavor is marble – but we rarely find it on the dessert menu when we go out to dinner.  So for a while now, I’ve been promising to make him a homemade marble cheesecake! But – we’ve also been trying to watch what we eat these days and are […]

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

This year – for the first time – we’ve joined bloggers from around the world for the 2013 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!  Our contribution was this delicious recipe for Chocolate Almond Biscotti! It’s a lot of fun (not to mention a great way to sample some delicious cookies) – but even more importantly, this […]

Snowflake OREO Cookie Balls

This post was sponsored by OREO and Yummly.  All opinions are 100% mine. Saturday mornings at our house are the one day a week when we aren’t all rushing off to school, work or church!  So we try to sleep in (at least a little), get things done around the house, and enjoy some relaxed […]

Chocolate Chip Caramel Crumble Bars

When I made these Chocolate Chip Caramel Crumble Bars for the first time, they are so good that my husband Jack told me that I needed to name them something like, “Crazy Good Crumble Bars” or “OMG! These Are Good! Cookie Bars” or simply “YUM!” Bars. They ARE crazy good…! This recipe came about after […]

Bog Hollow Cranberry Brownies

A few weeks ago, my daughter’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop went on a hayride at a local farm called Bog Hollow.  Bog Hollow Farm is a family-owned cranberry bog that has been in business for over 85 years, and in addition to growing and harvesting cranberries, they also offer field trips and pumpkin picking at […]

Malted Mocha Bars

If you’re a regular reader here at A Family Feast, then you’ve probably started to realize that I have a large stash of old recipe clippings!  Some are from my mother and grandmother, others that I clipped myself many years ago from the local newspaper, or from magazines that I once subscribed to – way […]

Milky Way Bites Ice Cream {#GAMEDAYBITES}

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I’m sharing a fantastic recipe with you today for homemade Milky Way® Bites Ice Cream – a perfect dessert for your next game day party! We’ve been sharing quite a few of our favorite recipes for game day parties and tailgating these days –  ‘tis the […]

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

We just returned from an end of summer, mini-vacation in Hershey, Pennsylvania (our first time there) and we had a blast!  It was a great balance between amusement park (if you are a fast roller-coaster fan, this is the park for you!) and water park (some of the most fun water slides we’ve ever been […]

Chocolate Cookie Candy Pretzel Bark

This Chocolate Cookie Candy Pretzel Bark is another recipe that we made over Memorial Day to rave reviews! As you can tell by the name – it’s a decadent combination of cookies (we used Oreos) and pretzel sticks smothered in melted white chocolate, then topped with candy-coated chocolates and some patriotic sprinkles for color and […]

Cranberry Almond Coconut Macaroons

As part of our post today, we are joining together with Frugal Foodie Mama and a group of other wonderful bloggers who are Baking for Kate, an online bake sale to help raise funds to benefit an amazing woman, Kate Crawford, and her family, as Kate battles Stage IV breast cancer.  We’re using our collective […]

Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding

If you are a fan of warm, rich and decadent chocolate desserts – then this recipe for Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding is for you!  It can best be described as part chocolate pudding, part fudgy, right-out-of-the-oven brownie, and part molten lava chocolate cake…all combined into one amazing dessert! The name of this chocolate pudding comes […]

Peppermint Hearts

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, so we’ve been doing different projects at home with our six-year-old to get ready for the holiday.  These quick and easy Peppermint Hearts were our Valentine’s cooking project this past weekend. We’ve had a bag of candy canes tucked away in the kitchen cabinet since making our White Chocolate […]

Chocolate Malted Mousse

I love dessert mousses.  There’s just something about a light and creamy dessert that appeals to me more than anything (well – except for maybe ice cream!) and this recipe for Chocolate Malted Mousse is right up there with one of my all-time favorite mousse recipes. This chocolate malted mousse combines crushed malted milk balls, chocolate […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Whenever I make this chocolate peanut butter pie, the following scenario typically plays out: As everyone starts to eat this luscious dessert, the room falls silent.   Then someone – usually with their mouth still full of pie – mutters, “Oh. My. GAWD! This is amazing.” And it is a really,really good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie – […]