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Honey Butter

We’re ending the week with a simple but very delicious recipe – this luscious Honey Butter!  It’s made with just two ingredients – softened salted butter and clover honey – but I swear, sometimes the simplest recipes really are the best! Like other compound butter recipes, the trick to making this Honey Butter is to […]

Cranberry Walnut Tart

This Cranberry Walnut Tart recipe was developed as part of a sponsored post for Finlandia™. All opinions are 100 % mine. Click here to visit Finladia’s Facebook page for your chance to win a $1,000 VISA gift card when you vote for your favorite food blogger’s recipe made with Finlandia Premium Imported Butter.  When it […]

Roasted Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are on the menu at our house all the time!  Not only is this vegetable very delicious, but it’s also really good for you! In fact, sweet potatoes are sometimes referred to as a ‘superfood’ because they are loaded with vitamins and nutrients that are believed to offer disease-preventing, cancer-fighting and immune-boosting benefits. Sweet […]

Cauliflower Purée

Our Cauliflower Purée is a very delicious alternative to traditional mashed potatoes – and a great way to add some more vegetables into any meal! I’ve always been a fan of cauliflower – but it was only recently that I tried making cauliflower purée myself after seeing lots of different versions online. So with a […]

Roasted Chicken with Rosemary Compound Butter

Get ready to enjoy some of the juiciest, most flavorful chicken you’ll ever eat – our Roasted Chicken with Rosemary Compound Butter! Yesterday we shared a recipe for rosemary compound butter – a simple mix of softened butter combined with chopped rosemary and shallots.  That butter is one of the secrets to to this delicious, […]

Rosemary Compound Butter

One of the easiest ways to add new and exciting flavors to a dish is by using a compound butter.   Compound butters are very easy to make yourself – they are simply softened butter that has been blended with fresh herbs or other ingredients. In the case of today’s recipe for Rosemary Compound Butter, we […]

Garlic Bread

Everyone should have a good Garlic Bread recipe in their cooking repertoire and we’re sharing ours with you today! Garlic bread is one of those foods that is delicious served at so many meals – classic Italian dinners, alongside soups or salads. I love it so much – I’ve been known to fill up on […]

Sunday Cooking Lesson: Clarified Butter

We’re back with our latest Sunday Cooking Lesson and today we’re going to teach you how to make Clarified Butter! Clarified butter, sometimes also known as drawn butter, is simply milk fat that has been rendered from butter, leaving the milk solids behind. This rendered milk fat is called clarified butter and it’s used in […]

Perfect Pan-Seared Steak

  A few weekends ago we had some friends over to our house for lunch, and we got around to talking about A Family Feast.  We love hearing suggestions for the types of recipes people would like to see us post here – and our friend Simone was the first to speak up!  She asked […]

Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Pumpkin Butter

Presented by Mami Innovative Media, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears and KitchenAid. All opinions expressed here are my own. The weather is turning cooler here in New England, and after a beautiful Indian summer – it finally feels like fall!  And with Halloween just around the corner, it’s the absolute perfect […]

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just a few weeks away, and for us, it’s the time of year when we start doing some serious holiday baking! My daughter loves to bake with me – in fact, I think she enjoys the baking ‘process’ more than eating the finished product! […]

Apple Crisp

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! 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. […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Buffalo Chicken

A few weeks ago, over on our Facebook page, I asked our followers to tell us what kind of recipes they would like to see here on A Family Feast.  Jack and I were planning out some of our recipes for the coming weeks – and we wanted to make sure that we were sharing […]

Chocolate Chip Scones

This past weekend, we were invited to a brunch at our friends’ house along with some other friends from the neighborhood.  All of us have six-year-old little girls that attend the same school.  So while the kids played happily together all day long, us parents enjoyed great food and great company!  (And when I say […]

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Red Pepper Butter

The evenings here in New England are starting to cool down a bit and dusk is definitely coming earlier each night.  Although I’m a little sad that the summer is almost over, I actually love this time of year because it’s still warm and sunny during the day, but cool enough that we can light […]

Grilled Bananas and Pineapple with Rum-Molasses Glaze

A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for grilled pork and apple skewers which made me the declared winner of a friendly summer grill-off competition.  Well – today’s recipe is the dessert that I served that same evening, and I am fairly certain these Grilled Bananas and Pineapple with Rum-Molasses Glaze are what really […]

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 […]

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Like many people these days, I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict! It’s such a great place to find inspiration for new recipes, party or decorating ideas, activities to do with my six-year-old – pretty much anything in which you might have an interest. I’m constantly amazed at and inspired by the creativity that I […]

Lemon Dill Compound Butter

Whether you are cooking a simple weeknight dinner, or a preparing special meal, our Lemon Dill Compound Butter is a quick and easy way to add some great, fresh flavors – and a special little touch of elegance – to your meal! Our lemon dill compound butter is a combination of butter mixed with fresh, […]

Sautéed Fresh Corn

This photo of our Sautéed Fresh Corn is a little misleading. I know – you’re probably thinking that the photo looks like your average sauté pan filled with some corn.  Nothing special – right? Well, you’re in for a deliciously good surprise…because this sautéed fresh corn is the absolute best and most amazing way to […]

Nanny’s Black Midnight Cake

In honor of Mother’s Day this coming weekend, we’re sharing this family recipe for Nanny’s Black Midnight Cake! My husband Jack and his brothers and sisters all have really fond memories of their mother (Nanny to us) baking this delicious cake – a dark, chocolate layer cake with a rich dark chocolate frosting.  It’s perfectly […]

Perfect Pork Chops

Before I met my husband, I avoided cooking pork chops – not because I didn’t like the taste of them, but because I could never cook them very well.  Most of the time my pork chops came out dry and tasteless, so rather than disappointing myself or my dinner guests, I steered clear of pork […]

Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce

We’re getting our menu ready for Cinco de Mayo, and these Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce are up first!  This easy to prepare meal is always a hit with our family and we’re sure your family will love this too! This recipe for chicken enchiladas with a creamy white sauce uses our popular Mexican pulled […]

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 […]

Chicken Piccata

We’ve had some gorgeous weather here in New England over the last few days, and finally (FINALLY!) it feels like Spring!  The warmer weather is making us think of lighter fare and our lemony Chicken Piccata is the perfect option for a light and flavorful dinner. According to Wikipedia, piccata is a method of preparing […]

Dinner Party Series – Part 3: Herb Basted Salmon

For Day 3 of our Dinner Party Series, we’re sharing this recipe for Herb Basted Salmon.  Salmon is one of my favorite fish to eat, and Jack and I typically grill or broil it when we prepare it at home.  But I must say, this herb basted salmon was so moist and flavorful, this is […]

Lemon Iced Tea Loaf

Today we’re sharing a recipe that has been one of my personal favorites for a long time – a delicious and moist Lemon Iced Tea Loaf!  It’s now one of my family’s favorites (even my picky six-year-old loves it), and we think you and your family will love it too! As you can probably tell […]

Sweet Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuit recipes are often passed down from generation to generation – and this recipe for Sweet Buttermilk Biscuits is our family’s go-to recipe.  It’s a fairly basic recipe, and in our opinion, simple is best when it comes to buttermilk biscuits as long as the results are light, moist and flakey like ours! Our recipe […]

Lemon Bars

This past weekend, we offered to bring a dessert to a church event and these delicious Lemon Bars were a big hit!  Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook, these lemon bars were a best-seller for years at Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa specialty food store, and I can totally see why – they are fabulous! […]

Cream Cheese Muffins

When I was younger, before you could find just about any kind of recipe you might want by searching online, I used to collect recipes.  Some were shared with me by family and friends; others I clipped from the pages of newspapers and magazines to try ‘someday’. I still have a recipe binder full of […]

Sautéed Mushrooms with Bourbon

My husband Jack loves mushrooms and this recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms with Bourbon is one of his (and my!) favorite ways to prepare this earthy vegetable.  Tender mushrooms are sautéed and then finished with a flambé of bourbon which is not only impressive to watch (we’ll tell you how to do this safely in the […]

Baked Brie

This recipe for Baked Brie has been part of my appetizer recipe collection for many years.  Not only is it delicious, but it’s gorgeous to look at — with its golden, flaky pastry wrapped around brie cheese and a hint of sweet jam underneath.  And then, when it’s finally cut into for the first time […]

Orange Almond Biscotti

This recipe for Orange Almond Biscotti is another favorite that we came home with after our honeymoon to the Tuscany region of Italy.  These lightly sweetened biscotti are perfectly flavored with a generous amount of fresh orange zest, and blanched almonds add a bit of crunch as well as almond flavor to the cookie.  These […]

Caesar Salad with Grilled Caesar Chicken

My husband and I debated whether or not to post this recipe for our Caesar Salad with Grilled Caesar Chicken – because really, it’s so simple, it can hardly be called a recipe!  But we get asked so often how we make this meal that we’re happy to share our secret… The marinade for the […]

Spritz Cookies

As part of our post today, we at A Family Feast are participating in Cookies & Crafts for Sandy Hook, an online gathering of bloggers joining together to honor those impacted by last week’s horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Like so many others, our hearts are breaking for the victims and their loved […]

Zucchini Spaghetti

This simple recipe for Zucchini Spaghetti is super quick to prepare.  It’s perfect for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook dinner for the family, but still want to serve something healthy and delicious. We’ve cut the zucchini into long, thin strands (that’s where the spaghetti name comes in!) – […]

Fresh Carrots with Butter and Dill

There is just ‘something’ about the combination of fresh carrots with butter and dill that everyone loves when we serve this dish – and it’s so quick and easy too!  Carrots are great on their own, but the dill and butter combination adds just the right taste to complement this root vegetable. Steaming is one […]