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Our Favorite Milk, Cream, Yogurt and Cheese Recipes

  This delicious collection of Our Favorite Milk, Cream, Yogurt and Cheese Recipes and my visit to a CT dairy farm was sponsored by the dairy farm families of New England. All opinions are 100% mine. #TeamDairyNE #JuneDairyMonth A few weeks ago, I had the huge pleasure of joining my fellow Team Dairy New England […]

Nantucket Corn Pudding

Nantucket Corn Pudding is a traditional recipe that was popular with the original colonial inhabitants of New England – and today, it’s a classic side dish still served at many Thanksgiving dinners around the United States. There are so many different recipes for corn pudding – and most modern day versions (like today’s Nantucket Corn […]

Hartford Election Cake

In among all of the different recipes we found in my mother’s old recipe box, this Hartford Election Cake was probably one that we were most curious about – and most eager to try! So with the presidential election just a few weeks away, we thought this was the perfect time to share this vintage […]

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 […]

Matunuck Oyster Bar Stew

First things first, I must start off today’s post with a huge thank you to Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar, and his talented executive chef, Jeff Cruff, for being kind enough to share the recipe for this amazing Matunuck Oyster Bar Stew so we could share it here on A Family Feast! This […]

New England Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef and Cabbage)

For years, my husband Jack has wanted to share his recipe for New England Boiled Dinner here on A Family Feast. I’m going to admit – I pretty much shot the idea down – thinking that there really isn’t much to making a New England Boiled Dinner! The classic meal consists of corned beef and […]

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 […]

Hermits

Over the New Year’s holiday, we spent the evening at a neighbor’s house. While the kids played in the other room, the adults divided up into teams and played “Catch Phrase” – an electronic guess-the-phrase game that was a lot of fun to play! One of the words that came up during the game was […]

Wicked Pickles

Here in Massachusetts – particularly in the Boston area – many people (including my husband Jack) use the term “wicked” in place of the word “very” to describe something. For example: “That movie was wicked awesome!” or “That kid is wicked smart!” (And to get the full effect, picture this in your mind, all said […]

The New England Pasty

Not too far from where we live in Plymouth, Massachusetts is a British-themed pub and restaurant called the British Beer Company, or the “BBC” as we like to call it. The restaurant’s menu and decor are a bit of nod to Plymouth’s American history of being founded by British settlers many years ago! We eat […]

New England Pumpkin Caramel Pudding

Today’s recipe for New England Pumpkin Caramel Pudding comes from the cookbook, The Nantucket Holiday Table. In that book, author Susan Simon references a long-time Nantucket resident named Martha Burgess Fish who kept a diary about her life with her husband and children on Cherry Grove Farm. That diary is now part of the archives […]

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 […]

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 […]

American Chop Suey

As a life-long resident of New England, American Chop Suey is a dish that brings back memories of school cafeteria lunches from my childhood!  Most people immediately recognize this dish of elbow-shaped pasta, seasoned beef, green peppers, onions, and tomato sauce – and although we call this meal American Chop Suey here in New England, […]

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 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 […]

New England Lobster Roll

Eating lobster is usually a luxury for us – reserved for special occasions or a special and delicious treat!  But thanks to a glut of Maine lobsters this summer – prices at the market for lobster here in New England are at record lows, so we’ve been eating (and thoroughly enjoying) this delicious seafood quite […]

Italian Fish Chowder

Years ago, my husband Jack lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts – a coastal city located north of Boston and famous for its thriving fishing industry, as well as a popular summer destination for tourists.  During that time, Jack often ate at a restaurant called Halibut Point Restaurant & Bar, named after its proximity to Halibut Point State […]

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 […]

Cod Fish Cakes

Living along the coast of Massachusetts, we are fortunate that we have access to affordable fresh fish, so we eat seafood often.  In particular, we eat a lot of cod – it’s a versatile fish with a mild flavor and firm but flaky white flesh – and it’s perfect for recipes like our Cod Fish […]

Boston Baked Beans

Today we’re sharing our own ‘secret family recipe’ for Boston Baked Beans!  This is a recipe that Jack has perfected over the years and it’s so much better than any canned baked beans you can buy. Boston baked beans are another one of those dishes that I never really liked – until I ate Jack’s […]

New England Clam Chowder

Living in coastal New England, having a good recipe for New England Clam Chowder as part of your recipe collection is an absolute must.  And – if your recipe is an award-winning recipe like this one – even better! Years ago, my husband Jack was part of a team that took first place at the […]

Indian Pudding

Living in Plymouth, Massachusetts with Pilgrim history all around us, we take our Thanksgiving preparations pretty seriously – and this recipe for Indian pudding is a traditional New England Thanksgiving classic.  Indian pudding is made primarily with milk, corn meal, molasses and spices.  Although perhaps not the most elegant-looking dessert, don’t judge this book by […]