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Guacamole

I still remember the first time I ate guacamole. It was (way back) during my freshman year in college, and a friend of mine served this ‘creamy green stuff’ with chips that I absolutely loved – but had never tasted before! Decades later, I can’t imagine how I grew up never having eaten guacamole (or […]

Zesty Pulled Turkey

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we know you’ll be looking for new and delicious recipes to make with all of that leftover turkey – and that inspired today’s Zesty Pulled Turkey. This Zesty Pulled Turkey recipe was also inspired a bit by our Mexican pulled chicken – which happens to be one of the […]

Peg’s Green Tomato Salsa

We’re sharing one more end-of-the-growing-season green tomato recipe with you today – Peg’s Green Tomato Salsa! Peg is the neighbor of our good friends Chris and Simone. We were visiting them last weekend to watch a football game, and as we arrived at their house, Peg’s husband Gary was just leaving after having dropped off […]

One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta

We developed this One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta recipe as part of our ongoing Ambassadorship with Peapod.  All opinions are 100% mine. Our nine-year-old started 4th grade this week – I can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by! It will still take a few weeks for our daughter’s after school activities to ramp up, but […]

Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

The summer squash in our backyard garden is coming at us fast and furious! Isn’t this always the case?! We patiently wait for our homegrown vegetables to be ready to pick – and then it all ripens at once! But luckily, we’ve got lots of recipes up our sleeve for garden zucchini (and other types […]

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

This time of year – more often than not – we are firing up the grill to cook dinner in the evening. But grilling is great for more than just burgers, hot dogs, steaks or chicken! If the grill is hot – we’ve been known to prepare all kinds of recipes that are delicious accompaniments […]

Horchata

Last month, during our daughter’s April vacation from school, we visited New York City for the weekend with some friends.  (We talked  a little more about our trip here!)  On one of our days in the city, we ate lunch at a fantastic Mexican food truck, not too far from the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition […]

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa

We developed this Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa as part of an ongoing Brand Ambassadorship with Peapod. All opinions are 100% mine. As parents – and as food bloggers – we are constantly in the kitchen preparing food for our family – and for our blog! Our schedules are crazy – but we have found […]

Pineapple Mango Salsa

If you saw this grilled chicken recipe here on A Family Feast last month, then you may recognize today’s delicious recipe for Pineapple Mango Salsa! Since we posted that earlier recipe, we’ve been making this tropical-inspired salsa again and again – and it is SO good that we felt it was worthy of it’s own […]

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 […]

No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream

After we made (and photographed) yesterday’s recipe for Mexican Bread Pudding – I got to thinking…Our No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream would be a perfect complement to serve alongside that fantastic bread pudding! No-Churn ice creams – like today’s cinnamon version – are super easy to make and they come out creamy and delicious and you […]

Spicy Cauliflower Au Gratin

We’re continuing our Cinco de Mayo menu inspiration today with this delicious Spicy Cauliflower Au Gratin! It’s the perfect vegetable side dish to serve alongside any main course dishes like our Mexican Pulled Chicken or our Carnitas! (Actually, this Spicy Cauliflower Au Gratin is so good – no need to wait till Cinco de Mayo…You […]

Pulled Chicken Chilaquiles

A few weeks ago, my husband Jack and I were watching one of the food channels on TV and the featured chef was making a dish called chilaquiles. Living in New England, this was not a dish that either of us has seen served at any of our local Mexican restaurants, and until we watched […]

White Chili with Chicken

This post is sponsored by Albertsons Supermarkets. All opinions are 100% mine. Today’s recipe for White Chili with Chicken is a delicious, original recipe that we developed for Albertsons Supermarket as part of their Cans Get You Cooking program. When you have a well-stocked pantry with a variety of canned ingredients on hand like beans, chicken […]

Confetti Chicken Tacos

Our Confetti Chicken Tacos are a quick-to-prepare, super delicious weeknight dinner that the whole family will love – especially on those evenings when everyone is hungry and time is tight! In addition to this being a very delicious meal – what’s also really great about these confetti chicken tacos is that most of the prep […]

Cemita Pulled Pork Pizza

This post is sponsored by McCormick. All opinions are 100% my own. We’re back today with another fun recipe challenge thanks to McCormick Spices! For today’s post, we were asked to come up with a ‘Modern Mexican’ recipe – putting a new spin on some classic Mexican dishes! We love coming up with original new […]

Mexican Corn Salad

I was super excited to see some fresh corn on the cob at the grocery store earlier this week, and with Cinco de Mayo coming up in just a few days – what a perfect excuse to make this delicious Mexican Corn Salad! We even fired up our grill for the first time this season […]

Beef Tostadas

Our last Mexican recipe for this week is our easy Beef Tostadas! In Spanish, the word tostada means ‘toasted’ – and in Mexican cuisine, a tostada usually refers to a flat or bowl-shaped tortilla that is deep fried. Our beef tostadas start with a flat, fried corn tortilla that is layered with refried beans, our […]

Beans and Rice

We’re continuing the Mexican theme for a few more days by sharing our delicious recipe for Beans and Rice!   Beans and rice is often a side dish to many Mexican dishes, but this recipe is so hearty with chunks of smoked pork added to the beans and rice – it really can be a meal […]

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 […]

Breakfast Burritos

Most weekday mornings we’re up and out the door fairly quickly – on our way to school or work, or other appointments.  But I’m a real stickler about making sure that everyone eats breakfast before they leave!  I’m a firm believer that breakfast IS the most important meal of the day – and I try […]

Sunday Cooking Lesson: How to Make a Taco Shell Bowl

Today we’re sharing our first Sunday Cooking Lesson: How to Make a Taco Shell Bowl!  This lesson is the first in a series of occasional, instructional posts that will provide you with more details, as well as step-by-step photos for some of the cooking techniques we use in our recipes!  We hope you find these […]

Taco Salad

Today’s recipe is the last in our four-day taco series, and we’re ending with one of my all-time favorites – Taco Salad!  This taco salad is really a variation on a classic taco recipe – with all of the same delicious flavors – just combined together in the form of a salad! The inspiration behind […]

Pulled Chicken Tacos

Taco week continues here on A Family Feast – and we’ve got another delicious idea for your family’s next taco night – our Pulled Chicken Tacos! One of the most popular recipes on our site is our recipe for Mexican Pulled Chicken – and that recipe is terrific used as a filling for tacos!  Just […]

Ground Beef Tacos

It’s day two of our four-day taco series here on A Family Feast and we’re sharing our recipe for classic Ground Beef Tacos! Ground beef tacos were my own childhood introduction to Mexican food – and to this day, it’s still the perfect idea for a fun (and delicious) meal!  I’ve always loved ‘build-your-own’ meals […]

Taco Sauce

Making your own homemade Taco Sauce is very easy to do – and this recipe is so delicious, you’ll never want to buy the jarred version ever again!  Make a batch of taco sauce right now, then join us for the rest of this week while we share more delicious taco recipes using this great […]

Carnitas

Apparently we’ve been holding out on you!  One of the most searched-for terms on A Family Feast is “Carnitas” and we are finally sharing our recipe today! Our carnitas are another recipe inspired by The Edgewater Café, a North of Boston Mexican restaurant that my husband Jack worked at years ago which was hugely popular […]

Fish Tacos

For months now, my husband Jack and I have been saying to each other, “We need to share our Fish Taco recipe…” here on A Family Feast! And I’ll share a little secret…I had ulterior motives for wanting to feature this recipe on our blog today. I just really wanted fish tacos for dinner – […]

Pico de Gallo

Some of the most popular recipes on our site over the last year have been our Mexican-inspired recipes and we’ve covered a lot of the basics: a great homemade hot sauce that we affectionately call ‘Rocket Fuel’, as well as our own versions of salsa, guacamole, enchilada sauce and queso.  So our latest addition to […]

Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

As two people who both love to cook, my husband Jack and I came into our relationship each with our own recipes for certain foods. Jack’s recipe for Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce is among our most popular recipes on A Family Feast – and for very good reason – it’s delicious! But sometimes, lighter […]

Beef Chimichangas

One of the most popular recipes on A Family Feast is our Chicken Chimichangas. I can totally understand why…it’s a fantastic recipe!  But since we published that recipe earlier this year, we’ve had a number of readers write to us asking if we also have a recipe for Beef Chimichangas! So – to meet popular […]

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

I’ve mentioned before, that my husband Jack worked many years ago at a cool, funky and very popular Mexican restaurant called The Edgewater Café, located about an hour north of Boston.  The food was fantastic and anytime Jack cooks Mexican for us, he draws inspiration from the dishes he cooked while working there. This recipe […]

Enchilada Sauce

Years ago, back when my husband Jack worked at a popular Boston-area Mexican restaurant, the dishes they prepared and served typically came with one of three sauces – a spicy white sauce (you can see that sauce used here and here), Salsa Verde or this delicious, red Enchilada Sauce. This enchilada sauce is (in our […]

Mexican Shredded Beef

Ever since we published our recipe earlier this year for Mexican Pulled Chicken, as well as all of the various recipes you can make using pulled chicken (see here, here, and here), we’ve had a number of readers comment or email us, asking if we had beef versions of those recipes. Happily – the answer […]

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Salad

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocado App for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband Jack and I love avocados – in salads, as guacamole, on sandwiches, you name it!  So we’re thrilled that we’ve been asked to share our recipe for Avocado, Corn and Tomato Salad with […]

Margaritas

It wouldn’t be a true Cinco de Mayo fiesta without a great beverage to go along with all of that fabulous Mexican food – and these Margaritas are just the thing! This is another terrific recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook, and Jack and I both agree that these margaritas are some of the […]

Salsa

There are so many delicious salsa recipes out there, but sometimes simple is best! We made three versions of salsa – some using fresh tomatoes, some using canned tomatoes – before deciding to share this particular recipe with you today, and we think this one stands out as the most rich and flavorful! Based loosely […]

Chicken Chimichangas

I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack used to work at a popular Mexican Restaurant called The Edgewater Café, in a small, out-of-the-way coastal town about an hour north of Boston.  These Chicken Chimichangas were one of the most popular dishes on the menu. To continue the story – whenever I went to that same […]

Refried Beans

I have to admit, I was never much of a fan of Refried Beans…until I tried this recipe! This recipe for refried beans, developed by my husband Jack, is so flavorful thanks to a little bit of pancetta (I know – not a traditional Mexican ingredient – but it adds fantastic flavor!) that is sautéed […]

Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce

We’re getting our menu ready for Cinco de Mayo, and these Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce are up first!  This easy to prepare meal is always a hit with our family and we’re sure your family will love this too! This recipe for chicken enchiladas with a creamy white sauce uses our popular Mexican pulled […]

Mexican Rice

We’re wrapping up our week with a recipe for some delicious Mexican Rice.  This rice is perfectly seasoned with onions, peppers, and a blend of spices, and fresh cilantro, lime juice, and scallions really liven up the flavors of this dish even more. This Mexican rice is the perfect complement to any Mexican-inspired meal and […]

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Jack recently prepared a wonderful Mexican-themed dinner for us, and this Mexican Pulled Chicken recipe played a starring role in several of the dishes he made!  The chicken is perfectly flavored with a spicy blend of tomato and peppers as well as other seasonings, and it’s cooked until fork-tender and then shredded. A good Mexican […]

Rocket Fuel (Homemade Hot Sauce)

Years ago, Jack worked at a very popular Mexican restaurant called The Edgewater Café, in a small, out-of-the-way coastal town about an hour north of Boston.  Many of their fabulous dishes used a version of this “Rocket Fuel” – or homemade hot sauce – and it was so popular with their customers that they would […]