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Avocado Rye Canapés

These days, more and more of our friends and family (as well as us!) are watching what they eat and trying to make some healthier food choices. So as we’ve been entertaining this summer, Jack and I have been trying to serve some lighter (but still very delicious!) fare that will help our guests stay […]

Mario Batali’s Green Beans (Fagiolini in Padella)

Last week, we found ourselves with quite a large crop of green beans from our garden! So of course, we decided to make and share a favorite recipe here on A Family Feast. Today’s recipe is Mario Batali’s Green Beans – or as the celebrity chef calls this recipe: Fagiolini in Padella. Fagiolini in Padella […]

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Today we’re sharing a recipe for one of my all-time favorite salads – Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing.  This is a recipe that my husband Jack has perfected over the years and it was served often at many of the catered events he managed. Fresh baby spinach is combined with slices of hard-boiled eggs, […]

Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil. All opinions are 100% my own. Today’s recipe for Hungry Grilled Romaine Salad has helped me cross an item off my culinary bucket list!  I’ve seen grilled salads before – but I’ve never tried making one at home! So when Pompeian […]

Scallop Ceviche

Today’s recipe for Scallop Ceviche (also spelled Seviche or Cebiche) is one of my husband Jack’s longtime favorite dishes! Jack first had ceviche many years ago while visiting Mexico where he was served from a food cart right on the beach at the resort where he was vacationing. That version was wrapped in a tortilla […]

Confetti Corn

We’ve started to see some great deals on fresh corn at our local market.  In fact, just the other day, I spotted twelve ears of corn for only $1.98!  Never one to pass up a good bargain, I filled a bag full of corn and starting dreaming up recipes! This recipe for Confetti Corn immediately […]

Panzanella (Bread Salad)

This recipe for Panzanella – a fabulous salad made with bread, tomatoes and other vegetables – is one of our all-time favorite, go-to recipes for summertime barbeques. We brought this salad to a barbeque at our neighbors’ house over Memorial Day weekend and – as always – it was a huge hit! Panzanella, is a […]

Pan Seared Halibut with Mango-Avocado Salsa

If you’re a regular reader here at A Family Feast, you know that my husband Jack loves getting creative in the kitchen!  This delicious recipe for Pan Seared Halibut with Mango-Avocado Salsa is one of his latest creations! During a recent shopping trip to our favorite local fish market, Jack spotted some gorgeous halibut on […]

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

With the warmer weather finally here in New England, the invitations to some neighborhood barbeques are already starting to arrive!  Can you believe that Memorial Day is only a few weeks away!?   So we’re starting to dig out some of our favorite recipes that are great to bring along to parties and picnics, and this […]