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Lamb Shepherd’s Pie

This Lamb Shepherd’s Pie is a classic comfort-food casserole made with a filling of lamb and vegetables, then topped with creamy cheddar-infused mashed potatoes. So delicious! With Easter right around the corner, chances are – some of you will be roasting a nice leg of lamb for your holiday dinner. If you are lucky enough […]


Tzimmes is a classic Jewish dish made with roasted vegetables and dried fruit. Make this delicious meal for the holidays! This Tzimmes recipe is sponsored by Peapod as part of our ongoing partnership. All opinions are 100% mine.   If you’re a regular reader here at A Family Feast, then you know that Jack and […]

Italian Carrots

These fantastic Italian Carrots are rich and creamy with a punch of flavor from fresh dill and capers. Today’s Italian Carrots recipe is another winner from the classic Silver Palate cookbook series.  Tender carrots are coated with a creamy, flavorful sauce made from crème fraiche, butter, fresh dill, and capers. The sweetness of the carrots […]

Cider Glazed Carrots

Cider Glazed Carrots – Apple cider, brown sugar, mustard and thyme create a simple, tasty carrot side dish that is the perfect addition to any meal! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Every year – just before the holidays and continuing on through Spring – our local club store begins selling packages of gourmet baby carrots. They […]

Morning Glory Muffins

Start your day with these fantastic Morning Glory Muffins! Loaded with carrots, apples, raisins and nuts – these will be come your new favorite muffin! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Years ago, I lived near a great little coffee shop in Danvers, Massachusetts called the Custom Cup Caffe.  Every Friday on my way into work, one […]

Forbidden Rice Pilaf

This Forbidden Rice Pilaf is full of flavor and nutrients! Read more below about this delicious, ancient grain. Forbidden rice is a heirloom black rice that dates back to ancient China.  The legend behind this flavorful rice is that only Chinese Emperors and the Royal Family were allowed to eat it due to its rarity, […]

Carrots with Herbes de Provence

These Carrots with Herbes de Provence are another favorite recipe of ours when preparing cooked carrots, and an easy way to add a touch of elegance to any dinner! Herbes de Provence is a mix of dried herbs common to the Provence region of France – and it is a truly wonderful with fish, meats […]

Tuscan-Style Roasted Carrots

Our local club store has been selling packages of gorgeous baby carrots this Spring, and after enjoying some of these tender little carrots on Easter at our friends’ house – we rushed to the store to buy some for ourselves! Today’s Tuscan-Style Roasted Carrots recipe is loosely adapted from a carrot recipe originally found in […]

Carrot Salad

We developed this Carrot Salad recipe as part of our ongoing Ambassadorship with Peapod.  All opinions are 100% mine. After a long, cold winter – it thrills me to see all kinds of fresh, colorful produce in the market again, now that Spring is here! This Carrot Salad recipe is a delicious way to cook […]

Easy Chicken & Rice

We’re sharing this Easy Chicken & Rice recipe as part of a sponsored post for Reynolds™ heat & eat containers. All opinions are 100% mine. Back in the days when I was still a single gal, I often made quick and easy meals like this Easy Chicken & Rice on Sundays for dinner – then […]

Autumn Pork Stew

With the cooler weather here and leaves starting to fall off the trees – it’s all about the comfort food! Our Autumn Pork Stew is the perfect thing to serve on a cool Fall evening! This delicious stew also takes advantage of fresh produce found at the supermarket this time of the year – like […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Why order take-out when you can make our delicious Sweet and Sour Chicken at home!? Many years ago, back when my husband Jack was still a bachelor, he decided to take a class to learn more about cooking Asian cuisine. While he was already trained professionally in many other types of cuisines – at the […]

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 […]

Tuscan Gilded Carrots

My husband Jack and I are always looking for new recipes to try – especially for vegetables and side dishes! It’s a fun way to experiment in the kitchen as well as to change up the routine at dinnertime! I recently browsed through one of our cookbooks called Toscana Mia: The Heart and Soul of […]

Pumpkin Corn Chowder

This time of year, my husband Jack is constantly making soups – which I personally love because they are delicious (of course!), hearty and comforting. Plus – the leftovers are great for a quick reheat when our schedules are hectic and we don’t have time to cook! Because of Jack’s love for soup, I’ve often […]

Carrot and Ginger Soup

A number of years ago, I worked near a fantastic restaurant called The New England Soup Factory.  As you can probably guess by the name, this place was known for its delicious, award-winning soups – and their sandwiches and salads were pretty terrific too!  At any given lunch-hour, the lines were out the door with […]

Braised Mustard Carrots

Over on Google+, I follow a blogger named June who writes a blog called Frugal Foodie Recipes.  Many of her recipes are influenced by her travels around the world, and I love the different foods she posts with inspiring and unique flavors! Last Fall, June shared the link to this recipe for Braised Mustard Carrots […]

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Still looking for one last vegetable recipe for your holiday dinner?   Our Roasted Carrots and Parsnips are quick, easy and super flavorful! Parsnips are a root vegetable resembling a pale, golden carrot.  Their flavor is also similar to that of carrot – but when roasted, parsnips taste even sweeter and are really terrific paired alongside […]

Turkey Soup with Potato Dumplings

We’re finishing up our week with another idea for using up your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers, and this time, it’s Turkey Soup with Potato Dumplings! This may look like a difficult recipe with a long list of ingredients, but it’s actually very easy to prepare and also very forgiving.  The recipe is a fantastic (and delicious) […]

Turkey Pot Pie

Today’s recipe for Turkey Pot Pie is one of several that we’ll be sharing over the coming weeks that use Thanksgiving dinner leftovers!  Pin this recipe now so you’ll have it for later! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love everything about it – the turkey, the side dishes (like this, this, this, and this!) , […]

Green Tomato Soup with Black Forest Ham

Last week – after a long stretch of gorgeous and warm fall weather – we finally had our first frost!  Needless to say, our garden is now done for the season – but we were able to salvage a few last green and partially-ripe tomatoes, as well as some peppers and herbs after the frost. […]

Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir-Fry

Even as food bloggers, my husband Jack and I really do try to find some balance in our diet!  We often share recipes that are delicious but very decadent, and definitely not geared toward any of our readers who might be on a diet.  So I’m actually very happy anytime we feature recipes like this […]

Sloppy Joes

When my husband Jack told me that he wanted to make Sloppy Joes to feature here on A Family Feast – it made me smile!  Jack and I both remember having Sloppy Joes as kids growing up – and even today, it’s still a delicious kid-friendly meal! A Sloppy Joe sandwich is a classic American […]

Country Baked Chicken

Today’s recipe for Country Baked Chicken is pure, old-fashioned comfort food straight from the oven!  I’d gladly eat this terrific baked chicken for dinner every day of the week – it’s so delicious! Our country baked chicken starts with a spice rub blend of thyme, sage, paprika, garlic and a touch of cayenne, then baked […]

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a delicious way to eat the fresh vegetables that are becoming abundant in local supermarkets at this time of the year.  The term ‘primavera’ or ‘la primavera’ means the season ‘spring’ in many of the Romance languages, and I can’t think of a better way to eat fresh, seasonal spring vegetables! Our […]

Weekday Triple Play – Meal #3: California Slaw

It’s the final day of our Weekday Triple Play and our third meal is this fresh and healthy California Slaw.  This California slaw makes a great lunch or a light dinner and it takes just minutes to prepare! Like the other recipes in our series, this California slaw starts with our cabbage blend recipe and […]

Weekday Triple Play: Cabbage Blend

This Cabbage Blend recipe is the basis for all of the recipes that are part of our Weekday Triple Play recipe series.  Mix this cabbage blend once at the beginning of the week, and you’ll be on your way toward making three easy and delicious family meals that start with this one versatile recipe! The […]

Dinner Party Series – Part 2: Roasted Root Vegetables

Today we’re sharing a delicious recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables as Part 2 of our Dinner Party Series.  This hearty and satisfying side dish was served to us during a wonderful dinner party that we had last month at the house of our long-time friends Sandi and David. Sandi and David eat a mostly vegetarian diet, […]

Chicken Noodle Soup (New York Penicillin)

We’re all fighting colds in our house this week so this Chicken Noodle Soup (aka New York Penicillin) has been on the menu.  Nothing too fancy for us these last few days – just a pot of hearty and flavorful chicken soup to soothe our scratchy throats and make us feel better. This recipe is […]

Beef Soup Series – Part 3: Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup

We’re sharing another delicious recipe as part of our Beef Soup Series and today we’ve brought you a Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup.  Whenever I eat a soup like this, I always feel a little virtuous knowing that I’m helping to get my (and my family’s) daily vegetable allowance in, just by eating a terrific bowl […]

Beef Soup Series – Part 2: Beef and Barley Soup

As part of our Beef Soup Series, today we’re sharing our recipe for a delicious and hearty Beef and Barley Soup.  The flavors of beef and barley go so well together – this soup is pure comfort served in a bowl! Starting with a rich homemade brown stock, this beef and barley soup is made […]

Chicken Stock

I’ve mentioned before that one of my husband’s nicknames is “Soup Guy,” and this basic chicken stock recipe is the one he makes as the starting point for many of his wonderful soup recipes. Jack will sometimes double this recipe to make a great big pot of this delicious stock – making a soup with […]

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 […]


At our house, we often eat seafood (one of the many benefits of living near the coast) and this coleslaw recipe is the perfect accompaniment to a fish dinner – plus it’s so easy to make! This is a recipe that my husband Jack has perfected over the years.  The combination of seasonings (including his secret ingredient – […]