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Our American Kitchen Memories (& Our Favorite Family Recipes) - A Family Feast

We’re sharing #OurAmericanKitchen Memories as part of a sponsored post for GE Appliances. All opinions are 100% mine.

When my husband Jack and I started dating (way back when!) we discovered that we had quite a lot in common. We each came from large, working-class families with lots of brothers and sisters, and parents who made sure that supper around the kitchen table was family time.

Our American Kitchen Memories - A Family Feast

Both of us also spent our Sundays visiting with our grandparents, enjoying a home-cooked meal around the kitchen table – where we heard stories about ‘the old country’ and what it was like when my parents and grandparents were younger.  It is where we came to know each of our family’s histories!

The kitchen is where Jack cooked dinner for me the night he proposed (in my small apartment with hardly any counter space!). And where we made homemade lasagna for 100 people who came to our wedding…

Our American Kitchen Memories - A Family Feast

Our American Kitchen is where cousins came together to bake a special chocolate cake just for Nanny

Our American Kitchen Memories - A Family Feast

The kitchen is where our daughter took some of her very first steps. It’s the room where homework is completed, Easter eggs are colored….

Easter Eggs!

A photo posted by Martha & Jack (@afamilyfeast) on

  …and homemade sugar cookies for Santa are decorated. And Our American Kitchen is where we hope our daughter develops her own life-long love of cooking! Our American Kitchen Memories - A Family Feast The kitchen is also where each of us grew to love and appreciate the old family recipes that inspire so many of the recipes we share here on A Family Feast!  And years later, the familiar smells and tastes of certain foods and recipes can send each of us back in time and evoke such a strong emotion and memory! (Scroll below for the links to the recipes shown here.) Our American Kitchen Memories (& Our Favorite Family Recipes) - A Family Feast There’s no doubt about it – the kitchen really is the heart of our home! So we’re happy to be partnering with GE Appliances today to talk about their #OurAmericanKitchen campaign! For more than 100 years, GE Appliances have been part of so many American kitchens. In fact, when Jack and I first moved into our home, our kitchen was outfitted with all new GE Appliances – and when it came time to buy a new refrigerator, our choice was again a GE!

And even more excited… A photo posted by Martha & Jack (@afamilyfeast) on

GE Appliances knows the importance of family time in the kitchen and they’ve created a series of webisodes that showcase stories as part of their “Our American Kitchen” campaign.  Our American Kitchen - A Family Feast And for even more inspiration, visit And between now and October 13, 2015 be sure to enter The Great American Cooking Event Sweepstakes on for YOUR chance to create a dream kitchen with a suite of GE Café Appliances. Click here to enter.

Here are links to some of favorite family recipes!

Nanny’s Black Midnight Cake

Grandma Gennaco’s Braciole

Grampa’s Firehouse Chicken

Italian Tomato Sauce



Kapusta (Polish Cabbage Soup)

Polish Hamburgers


Watch the Richards Family story here!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GE Appliances. The opinions and text are all mine.

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