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Vanilla Cream Cheese Custard

After your first spoonful of this Vanilla Cream Cheese Custard – I think you’ll agree with me that this is one of the creamiest and most decadent desserts you’ve ever eaten! This Vanilla Cream Cheese Custard is smooth and luscious, and full of rich vanilla flavor. By adding some softened cream cheese to a traditional, […]

Scallion Cream Cheese Bagel Spread

If you are a regular reader here at A Family Feast, then you may have noticed that we’ve been on a bit of a breakfast theme over the last few days – we’ve shared recipes for homemade Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins, Oat Buttermilk Waffles, and now today’s fantastic  Scallion Cream Cheese Bagel Spread! All of […]

Creamy Roasted Tomato Bacon Dip

This Roasted Tomato and Bacon Dip is sponsored by Hunt’s® tomatoes. All opinions are 100% mine.  This coming Sunday, we’ll be watching our hometown team play in the big game with a dish of this delicious and Creamy Roasted Tomato Bacon Dip right in front of us! I’m not one for bragging, but we really […]

Myles Standish Sandwich

A few weeks ago, I was browsing through the pages of this American home cooking cookbook and came across a recipe for the Myles Standish Sandwich.  Living in Plymouth, Massachusetts as we do, we can certainly appreciate living in the midst of so much early-American history, and Myles Standish was a key figure in our […]

Cream Cheese, Scallion and Bacon RITZwich

We’re sharing this Cream Cheese, Scallion and Bacon RITZwich recipe as part of a sponsored post for Shaw’s supermarkets. #stackitup Growing up, we always had a box of RITZ Crackers in the house – and the same holds true today in my own home. Anytime a snack craving strikes – there are endless possibilities 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 […]

Chop Suey Cake

If you’re a regular reader here at A Family Feast, then you already know that Jack and I both have a soft spot in our hearts for vintage family recipes. In this case, seeing the recipe card for this Chop Suey Cake in my mom’s old recipe box sparked a long-forgotten memory from my childhood […]

Fruit and Cheese Ball

This Fruit and Cheese Ball is a delicious throwback to the 1970’s, and it’s an easy, sweet, creamy appetizer that both kids and adults love! We came across this recipe a few months ago in my mother’s old recipe box, and as soon as I spotted the handwriting on the recipe card, I immediately thought […]

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 Zesty Cheese Dip

I’ve had the recipe for this Easy Zesty Cheese Dip in my recipe box for over 20 years! It was passed down to me by a woman named Jane, whom I worked with a long time ago – and all of these years later, it is still one of my favorites! Every year – right […]

Red Velvet PEEPS® Holiday Wreath Cake

This Red Velvet PEEPS®Holiday Wreath Cake was developed as part of a sponsored post for PEEPS® Today we’re kicking off the countdown to the holidays with this festive and delicious Red Velvet PEEPS® Holiday Wreath Cake! It’s all part of the “24 Days of PEEPSONALITY” advent calendar over on the PEEPS® website where every day […]

BLT Ranch Rollups & Baked Spinach and Chicken Dip (Favorite Family Night Foods)

  After a long week of work, blogging, school, and other activities – we love to unwind and reconnect as a family with a fun and relaxing Family Night at home. Just us, a good movie on DVD, and (of course) some delicious foods to nibble on!   ‘Quick & Easy’ is also what we’re […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This post was originally published on A Family Feast in November 2012.  The photos have been updated plus a few edits made to the post and recipe. Over the last few years, I’ve made this pumpkin cheesecake for our family’s Thanksgiving celebration.  It’s so delicious – I’ve actually started doubling the recipe to make TWO […]

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 […]

Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Last month, for our daughter’s first communion party, we served these Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers to rave reviews. Several guests asked if we’d share the recipe here on A Family Feast – so here it is! These Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers are really the perfect party appetizer because they can be made in advance, then […]

Classic Cheesecake

This Classic Cheesecake recipe was originally published on September 26, 2012.  In fact, this was the very first recipe we published here on A Family Feast!  Over the last 2-1/2 years, our photography skills have improved quite a bit and we felt that this post was long overdue for an update.  And – considering how […]

Boursin Cheese

I have a crazy obsession with Boursin Cheese that started back in college. I went to a party where they served a fruit and cheese platter – and that is when I had my first bite of Boursin cheese. I was instantly hooked! Fast forward to today and Boursin cheese almost always makes an appearance […]

Cream Cheese Crumb Bars

I’ve got a serious weakness when it comes to cheesecake – and these Cream Cheese Crumb Bars are an easy (and delicious) way to get my fix! This recipe is another huge score from my mother’s old recipe box and it’s the perfect option for when you have a craving for cheesecake – but don’t […]

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, […]

No-Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecakes

I’ve been holding off jumping on the “holiday-desserts-made-with-peppermint” bandwagon…  And I have no idea why I waited so long now that I’ve made these delicious No-Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecakes! Do you remember our No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from a few months ago?  Well, that little recipe of ours became so popular over on […]

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 […]

Oatmeal Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Southeastern Massachusetts, where we live, is known for having an abundance of cranberry bogs!  There are several cranberry bogs not too far from where we live, and because October is the peak of cranberry harvesting season around here, it’s not unusual for us to be driving behind a truck that is loaded up with beautiful, […]

Hot Crab Dip with Crostini

Today’s recipe for Hot Crab Drip with Crostini is another really delicious appetizer we made using fresh, locally-caught Atlantic blue crabs we were so fortunate to enjoy last month, after my husband Jack went crabbing with our friend and neighbor, Chris. Once crabs are out of the water, they won’t survive for long, so in […]

Crab Rangoon

Like other parts of the eastern coastal United States, catching and eating Atlantic Blue Crabs is a fun (and delicious!) warm weather tradition.  In Massachusetts, where we live, no special permits are required for recreational crabbing – and if you’re in the right place at the right time, the only equipment you’ll need to catch […]

No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Is it too soon to share a pumpkin recipe?  I hope you’re saying no…because these No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are so good! As food bloggers, we’re constantly looking at recipe trends and already (already!) Halloween-themed and pumpkin recipes seem to be out in full force!  The holidays will be here before we know it – […]

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 […]

Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Ever since this past winter when our daughter Emma was selling Girl Scout cookies with her Daisy troop, I’ve had a craving for the Lemonades flavored Girl Scout cookies – a flavor that I tried for the very first time this year!  Our troop’s ‘Cookie Mom’ Melissa, mentioned that her family absolutely loved them – […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry season is still going strong around here – and I don’t know if anyone else feels this way too – but I think the blueberries are especially sweet and delicious this year! We’ve been making some of our favorite blueberry recipes (like Blueberry Buckle and Lemon Blueberry Cream Pie), and these Blueberry Cream Cheese […]

Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread

Whenever we have friends or family over for breakfast or brunch, my husband Jack makes this fabulous Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread.  In fact, I sometimes think he invites people over just so he can make this recipe – he loves it so much! It’s a very simple recipe. Start with some softened […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

This recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse combines two of my all-time favorite ingredients – fresh strawberries and cream cheese – into one yummy dessert! The inspiration for this recipe came about after some indecision on my part – I knew I wanted to make a dessert with some gorgeous strawberries that we had just bought […]

Smoked Bluefish Pâté

I first had this Smoked Bluefish Pâté at a party I attended during graduate school.  One bite into this amazing appetizer – I immediately asked the host for the recipe! This recipe was tucked away in my recipe box, pretty much forgotten, until a few years ago when I made this smoked bluefish pâté for […]

Cream Cheese Muffins

When I was younger, before you could find just about any kind of recipe you might want by searching online, I used to collect recipes.  Some were shared with me by family and friends; others I clipped from the pages of newspapers and magazines to try ‘someday’. I still have a recipe binder full of […]

Warm Mushroom Bacon Dip

This recipe for Warm Mushroom Bacon Dip is one that my sister Joanne shared with us.   She first served it a few years ago at a family gathering and we all fell in love with it back then.  We had it again this past Thanksgiving and instantly knew we wanted to share the recipe here […]

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 – […]