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Lidia’s Rice and Zucchini Crostata

A few weekends ago, I was folding laundry and decided to turn on the television to keep myself entertained. I started watching Lidia’s Italy – the show hosted by chef Lidia Bastianich – who happened to be making a delicious-looking Rice and Zucchini Crostata. Talk about perfect timing – my husband Jack and I had […]

Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie

Today’s recipe for Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie is summertime comfort food. I also love that it’s a one-dish meal that the entire family will love! Inspired by a newspaper clipping from The Boston Globe that I’ve saved for years, this Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie is also a wonderful way to enjoy summer garden […]

Cassata Ricotta (Sponge Cake with Ricotta)

Cassata is a traditional Italian dessert made from sponge cake soaked in liqueur that has been layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit in a cream filling – plus a decorative marzipan top. Our version today is a much more simplified Cassata Ricotta – and although I first made this recipe over the holidays last […]

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 […]

Sunday Cooking Lesson: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Making Homemade Ricotta Cheese is so easy – I predict – after today’s Sunday Cooking Lesson, you’ll never look at a container of ricotta cheese at the supermarket the same way ever again!  And, homemade ricotta cheese is so delicious, you’ll make it again and again! Here’s how you do it: You’ll need some whole […]