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Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips

Tender, juicy and loaded with flavor, our Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips are sure to become one of your favorite ways to cook steak on the grill!

Baked Meatball Parmesan

Baked Meatball Parmesan is delicious Italian comfort food! Tender Italian-style meatballs smothered in homemade tomato sauce and covered in three types of cheese – then baked until hot and bubbly! This Baked Meatball Parmesan is a very simple (and very delicious) dish, and I’m drooling just looking at these photos! We started with two of […]

Beef Goulash Soup

Hearty and delicious Beef Goulash Soup includes tender chunks of beef and potatoes in a rich tomato and paprika broth. It’s April – and really – we SHOULD be starting to think about outdoor grilling, cookouts, and other warm weather foods. But Mother Nature is still sending some cold and blustery weather our way (and […]

Braised Beef and Tortelloni

This restaurant-quality Braised Beef and Tortelloni is loaded with tender chunks of beef in the most amazing Marsala wine sauce, and spooned over Asiago cheese tortelloni. PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! If you are like me – and you always order the Braised Beef and Tortelloni every time you eat out at Olive Garden – you […]

Meatball Subs

Meatball Subs are a great way to feed a hungry crowd on game day. Made with the most flavorful, tender meatballs ever, smothered in marinara sauce and cheese. PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! There seems to be as many meatball recipes as there are stars in the sky, and we’ve made a lot of very delicious […]

Beef Stew with Dumplings

Beef Stew with Dumplings is a delicious, classic recipe and the ultimate comfort food! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! I’m often told that I am very lucky to have a husband who loves to cook – and they are absolutely correct.  It’s an added bonus that he also happens to be a very, very good cook!  […]

Panang Beef Curry

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! A few weeks ago, Jack and I had the huge pleasure of attending a behind-the scenes tour of America’s Test Kitchen new offices and studios located in Boston.  It was part of a larger, outside ‘Boston Eats’ festival with cooking demos, cookbook signings, plus samples of (so much) delicious food prepared […]

Chili Lime Steak Bites

These fantastic Chili Lime Steak Bites are loaded with flavor and cook up in just minutes! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! We’re so pleased to share the recipe for these delicious Chili Lime Steak Bites with you today. This easy recipe is from the new cookbook The Simple Kitchen: Quick and Easy Recipes Bursting with Flavor. […]

Meat Lover’s Dr Pepper Baked Beans

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and texts are all mine. If you know any die-hard football fans, chances are, you also know that they are a superstitious lot. If their team wins while they are wearing a specific jersey – then that shirt becomes their […]

Instant Pot Beef and Noodles

Our Instant Pot Beef and Noodles is simple, flavorful and delicious! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Before I tell you all about this Instant Pot Beef and Noodles recipe, I have to let you in on a little behind-the-scenes here at A Family Feast. Jack and I are still pretty new to the whole Instant Pot […]


Giouvetsi is a delicious and easy baked Greek pasta dish made with chicken, lamb or beef, orzo and tomato sauce. PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Also called Youvetsi, Giouvesti is one of those recipes that calls for about twenty minutes of active prep – searing meat, sautéing chopped vegetables, and toasting the orzo.  Then the oven […]

Jack’s Meatloaf With Gravy

My husband Jack’s Meatloaf with Gravy is pure, delicious comfort food! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Jack and I both grew up in large families where meatloaf was on the menu quite often. With lots of mouths to feed, meatloaf was an easy and economical way for both of our parents to feed a crowded dinner […]

Sausage Gravy Over Chicken Fried Steak

This Sausage Gravy Over Chicken Fried Steak recipe is sponsored by Johnsonville. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re just wrapping up our second week of the school year, and I have to admit – I’m still adjusting to our back-to-school schedule. With our daughter now in middle school, our wake-up time this year is earlier […]

Grilled Southwest Burger

This fantastic Grilled Southwest Burger just might become your new favorite burger! We didn’t set out to make this Grilled Southwest Burger to share here on A Family Feast. It simply started out as our dinner one night last week. But this burger was so delicious, we just HAD to share it with all of […]

Margarita Skirt Steak

Make this tender, juicy and delicious Margarita Skirt Steak using leftover margarita mix! After a fun summertime party – do you sometimes find yourself with leftover margarita mix in the refrigerator? Whatever you do…don’t throw it out! Make this Margarita Skirt Steak instead! When we make margaritas at home, we use this classic margaritas recipe […]

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a zesty and delicious dish of beef with peppers, braised in a rich tomato-based sauce. It’s considered one of the national dishes of Cuba, and the Spanish name “ropa vieja” translates to “old clothes” – a nod to the long shreds of beef in this delicious dish. Ropa Vieja is traditionally made […]

Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa (Whole30)

Even if you aren’t following the Whole30 or other low-carb eating program, you’ll love this Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa! Watch our video and see how easy it is to make:   In fact, this Mediterranean Salsa is a delicious, easy side dish to have on hand in your refrigerator.  Then spoon it on […]

Individual Beef Pot Pies

Make up a batch of these hearty Individual Beef Pot Pies, and bake right away or freeze to eat later! This is a delicious time-saving recipe!

Beef Crostini with Horseradish Spread

This Beef Crostini with Horseradish Spread is our last new recipe of 2016 – and it was deliciously worth the wait! With flavors inspired by a classic holiday dinner of prime rib served with creamy horseradish sauce, these crostini are quicker and easier to prepare. It’s also a wonderful appetizer to serve at a New […]

Hamburger Soup

This Hamburger Soup recipe was originally posted here on January 31, 2013 as part of our Beef Soup Series. We recently made this delicious soup again and decided to update this post with new photos.  Enjoy! Whenever I see Hamburger Soup on the menu, it always makes me smile. This family-friendly soup appeals to both […]

Holiday Chicken Soup

This Holiday Chicken Soup is a very special soup! It has an intense, rich flavor thanks to a chicken and beef (or veal) stock that simmers for eight (yes eight!) hours on the stove – resulting in one of the best soups you’ll ever eat! I’m going to ask this of you right upfront here: […]

Black Garlic Bulgogi Beef Crostini

This Black Garlic Bulgogi Beef Crostini recipe was sponsored by Finlandia™. All opinions are 100% mine. We always know that we’ve got a winning recipe on our hands, when days later we’re still talking about it – and craving it! That’s exactly what happened when we made this fantastic Black Garlic Bulgogi Beef Crostini. Our […]

Asian Burgers

I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack and I – more often than not – spend our time right before bed watching cooking shows on TV. (Great for blog recipe inspiration – but not so great when you find yourself drooling and hungry right before bedtime!) 😉 Typically we watch the Food Network or the […]

Oatmeal Stout Beef Pot Pie

For us, recipe inspiration comes from all sorts of places, and today’s Oatmeal Stout Beef Pot Pie was inspired by a recent trip to New York City! Last week we spent a long weekend with some friends and their daughters (all friends of our nine-year-old) exploring some of New York City’s most famous tourist destinations. […]

Scottiglia (Mixed Meat Stew)

My husband Jack is back today to share the story behind our recipe for Scottiglia (an Italian Mixed Meat Stew), as well as share our review of Wolf Gourmet American-made Cookware.   Here’s Jack: One day, back in my food service days, I was conducting a production meeting with my chef and some senior kitchen and […]

Whole30 Chili

My husband Jack and I have one more week to go on the Whole30 program and I have to say, recipes like this Whole30 Chili have been a lifesaver! First of all, this Whole30 Chili is absolutely fantastic! A combination of ground beef and pork are combined with a mix of vegetables like zucchini, white […]

Whole30 Stuffed Cabbage

Starting a food blog three-plus years ago has been one of the best things that my husband Jack and I have done together – aside from getting married, having a family, and building a wonderful marriage and life together of course! A Family Feast has become our family business, plus a way to do something […]

Meat Lovers Manicotti Stracotto-Style

Meat lovers – rejoice! Today’s recipe – our fantastic Meat Lovers Manicotti Stracotto-Style – is just for you! This Meat Lovers Manicotti Stracotto-Style is a delicious, meat-filled twist on a classic cheese-stuffed manicotti recipe – and the results are truly memorable! Stracotto is an Italian pot roast – typically a slow-braised cut of beef or […]

Swedish Meatballs over Noodles

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Swedish Meatballs over Noodles is one of those delicious, classic recipes that everyone should know how to make! Swedish Meatballs are tender little meatballs made from ground beef and pork that are first browned in a skillet, then smothered in a creamy, super flavorful sauce before being baked in […]

Skillet Goulash

This easy Skillet Goulash is another recipe we found in my mom’s old recipe box and just had to try as soon as we saw it! When I read my mom’s recipe card, it struck me that this Skillet Goulash is very typical of the types of meals that my mother cooked when we were […]

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 […]

Stuffed Meatballs

Last month – after our daughter’s most recent swim meet – a group of us went out to lunch at an Italian restaurant near the pool called The Mezza Luna. The Mezza Luna restaurant has been in business for more than 70 years – serving big portions of Italian classic dishes at reasonable prices – […]

Beef Stroganoff

Today’s Beef Stroganoff recipe is another one of those “What took us so long to get this on our blog?” recipes! My husband Jack has made this delicious Beef Stroganoff countless times over the years. In a professional kitchen, all of the prep – except for cooking the beef – is done ahead of time. […]


We developed this Bolognese recipe as part of a sponsored post for Anolon®. All opinions are 100% ours. With the holidays here – are you looking for a great idea for the foodie on your gift list? Or perhaps – with all of the holiday cooking you are doing yourself – do you need some […]

Steak Bites

Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best – and these incredible Steak Bites are the perfect example of that! These Steak Bites are so delicious – I could easily eat an entire plateful of these little bites of beefy goodness myself! 😉 This recipe is super easy to prepare. Cubes of rib eye steak […]

Perfect Prime Rib

PIN THIS RECIPE! My husband Jack is here today with his recipe and tutorial for making a Perfect Prime Rib. His approach is actually a little different than most recipes you see online these days – but it is what he learned in culinary school and it has always resulted in a perfect prime rib […]

Glenn’s Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chili

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Glenn is a business partner of my husband Jack – and he recently told Jack that he makes a ‘killer’ chili! We’re always up for trying new recipes, and today we’re sharing Glenn’s Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chili. Glenn’s Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chili is unlike any chili we’ve […]

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Subs

Our Slow Cooker Italian Beef Subs are an easy and delicious way to feed a crowd! Fork tender beef nestled in a soft sub roll and topped with zesty vegetables.

Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Meatballs

Earlier this summer, we shared a delicious coconut shrimp recipe that was served with a fantastic sweet chili dipping sauce! Shortly after we made that recipe, we had an impromptu get-together at our house after a day at the beach. To feed our friends, we grilled up some burgers and also pulled all sorts of […]


Yesterday I mentioned that we recently took a wonderful family road trip up to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. As we settled into our hotel and unpacked, my husband Jack went out on a quick scouting mission around our hotel to find a place for dinner. On the menu at many of the restaurants […]

Beef Short Ribs Gravy

If you follow us over on Instagram, then you already know that we recently spent some time visiting Niagara Falls as part of a summer vacation road trip. We spent a few days on the Canadian side of the Falls and absolutely loved our visit! It was my first time visiting Niagara Falls – and […]

Polish Hamburgers

My husband Jack has been quite enamored lately with an old, classic Polish cookbook that was my mother’s called, The Art of Polish Cooking by Alina Zeraska. Jack loves recipes that combine simple, common ingredients in a delicious new way – and these Polish Hamburgers are exactly that! These burgers start out almost as if […]

Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups

We first made these Moo Shu Beef Lettuce Cups back a number of years ago when I was attending Weight Watchers. We love this recipe so much that to this day, it’s still on our regular menu plan! This is an extremely easy recipe to make. Simply sauté ground beef, onions, garlic and minced fresh […]

Sunday Gravy

Say the words Sunday Gravy and just about everyone has an opinion! Should this amazing tomato and meat sauce be called “gravy” or “sauce”? Either way, sugo della domenica or Sunday’s sauce – is a general term among Italians for a ‘special mama’s sauce’. Here in America, Sunday Gravy is most commonly associated with a […]

Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles

With St. Patrick’s Day just a week away – this Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles is a delicious, hearty alternative to the traditional boiled dinner that many people prepare to celebrate the holiday! This wonderful casserole gets much of its flavor from Guinness – the dark, dry Irish stout that was first introduced in […]

Yankee Pot Roast {plus #OXOCookware Review}

Disclosure: We received a complementary #OXOCookware 5-quart Casserole + Cover for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own (and Jack’s too). In our opinion, there are three things that every home cook should have! First, a great collection of classic recipes (like today’s Yankee Pot Roast recipe), a willingness to experiment in the kitchen […]

Hamburger Cheese Bake

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! If you’re like me – the taste and flavors of some recipes can send you back in time! This Hamburger Cheese Bake is the perfect example of a long-forgotten dish that my mother used to make – but one taste, and I’m a little kid back at home! There’s nothing fancy […]


In honor of my mother’s birthday today, we’re sharing a recipe that is by far one of the most uniquely-delicious recipes we’ve found so far in her old recipe box!  It’s a recipe called Moscows. This recipe was a bit of a mystery for us – a handwritten list of ingredients on an index card […]

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

A few weeks ago, I shared a story about the time that my husband Jack was eavesdropping on a conversation between a group of moms at my daughter’s dance class! (If you missed that story, you can read about it here.) Today’s Slow Cooker Swiss Steak recipe is another delicious recipe inspired by that conversation. […]

Homemade Steak Sauce

Jack and I are both purists when it comes to cooking and eating a good grilled or pan-seared steak – all you really need is a little bit of salt and pepper and the flavors of your steak will shine! But every once in a while, we get the craving for a good steak sauce […]

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Over the last few years, we’ve been invited to some barbecues and parties at the home of one of my husband Jack’s co-workers. Without fail, Glenn and Keri always serve some addictively good food – like today’s Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! This bacon cheeseburger dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at any game day party! […]

Slow Cooker Beefy Mac

Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Beefy Mac was inspired by a conversation that my husband Jack overheard a few months ago when he took our daughter Emma to dance class. Some of the moms that were waiting outside the classroom started talking about slow cooker recipes – and Jack listened in! While everyone loved the […]

Filet Mignon with Mushroom Sauce

Happy New Year everyone! We stayed home for New Year’s Eve last night, and Jack and I enjoyed a nice, romantic dinner (well – as romantic as you can get with an 8-year-old in the other room who is determined to stay up past midnight… 🙂 ) where we reflected on the great year we […]

Mini Shepherd’s Pie Bites

So – in the midst of all of this holiday meal planning, we’re still enjoying some great football here in New England! (Say what you will about the New England Patriots – we love our boys in blue!) And what’s better than a great football game? THESE Mini Shepherd’s Pie Bites! Confession time here: I’ve […]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket

After making this incredible recipe a few weeks ago, my husband Jack and I had half a slab of beef brisket in our refrigerator, just waiting to be used! So what to make? This Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket! Watch how we make it here: Brisket is a cut of meat from the lower chest […]

Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

These Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are quite simply – amazing! Last month I had the huge pleasure of joining 10 other bloggers for a weekend visit to the Certified Angus Beef brand headquarters in Wooster, Ohio. Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) is a non-profit organization that was formed 36 years ago to increase demand for high-quality Angus […]

Smoky Joe

This post is sponsored by McCormick Gourmet. All opinions are 100% mine. Cooler fall temperatures are definitely here to stay, and we’re turning to hearty comfort foods that warm us up! Today’s Smoky Joe recipe definitely fits the bill! Our Smoky Joe is a delicious twist on the classic ‘sloppy joe’ sandwich – with a […]