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Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Arugula and Ranch Dressing

This Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Arugula and Ranch Dressing is a unique pizza with a surprisingly delicious combination of flavors. Whenever we travel, my husband Jack and I have found that the best restaurant recommendations often come from the local residents. During our recent vacation to Lake Tahoe, our group rented jet skis one […]

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

This Creamy Italian Pasta Salad is one of our go-to recipes for summer cookouts and potluck dinners. The phrase, “a meal in itself” definitely applies to this hearty pasta salad. It is loaded with chunks of Italian deli meats and cheeses, olives, red onion, chick peas, pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, jarred fried peppers, and grape […]

Our Favorite Milk, Cream, Yogurt and Cheese Recipes

  This delicious collection of Our Favorite Milk, Cream, Yogurt and Cheese Recipes and my visit to a CT dairy farm was sponsored by the dairy farm families of New England. All opinions are 100% mine. #TeamDairyNE #JuneDairyMonth A few weeks ago, I had the huge pleasure of joining my fellow Team Dairy New England […]

Chili Cheese Enchiladas

These Chili Cheese Enchiladas are easy, cheesy and delicious! I often joke with my husband Jack that he is incapable of cooking small quantities of food. Anytime we have friends or family over to our house for a party – we end up with leftovers for days! (And that’s after we send food home with […]

Chile con Queso

This recipe for Chile con Queso is a variation of the popular ‘queso’ appetizer served at The Edgewater Café, a popular Mexican restaurant that my husband Jack worked at years ago. Originally, a simpler recipe that included only milk, white American cheese, green chiles, and Rocket Fuel – Jack’s version today includes a blend of […]

Mexican Lasagna with White Sauce

After sharing our delicious guacamole recipe earlier this week, we’ve decided to continue the fiesta for a few more days – and this Mexican Lasagna with White Sauce is next on the list! This easy, creamy, cheesy Mexican Lasagna with White Sauce uses our pulled chicken recipe as part of the filling (which – by […]

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 […]

Poutine-Style Turkey, Gravy and Potatoes

This Poutine-Style Turkey, Gravy and Potatoes recipe is sponsored by Simply Potatoes®. All opinions are 100% mine. Also, be sure to enter our giveaway for a Le Creuset Baking Dish (retail value $50). See below for details! After your family’s Thanksgiving feast – do you often find yourself with a house full of guests visiting […]

Cara Cara Beet Salad

This gorgeous Cara Cara Beet Salad combines some of our favorite fresh produce and turns it into one amazing salad! Over the last few months, my husband Jack has eaten more Cara Cara oranges than I can count.  Any time we shop at the supermarket, Jack buys more Cara Caras oranges! I, on the other […]

Tomato Tart with Smoked Gruyère and Cracked Black Pepper

As much as my husband Jack and I both love to create our own original recipes, sometimes it is just as nice for us when we simply cook together in the kitchen following a well-written recipe that someone else has created.  Even better when that recipe turns out to be an incredibly delicious dish! Such […]

Perfect Macaroni and Cheese

Sharing our Perfect Macaroni and Cheese recipe here on A Family Feast is long overdue! It is really such a simple recipe, and we just kept pushing it aside in favor of sharing many other recipes instead. But macaroni and cheese is a classic and an especially beloved recipe in our family – our nine-year-old […]

Easy Zesty Cheese Dip

I’ve had the recipe for this Easy Zesty Cheese Dip in my recipe box for over 20 years! It was passed down to me by a woman named Jane, whom I worked with a long time ago – and all of these years later, it is still one of my favorites! Every year – right […]

Spinach and Kale Gratin

Our Spinach and Kale Gratin is the ultimate winter comfort food and a great addition to any holiday meal. We loaded up this easy side dish casserole with Tuscan kale and baby spinach that is smothered in a cheesy cream sauce. Then a buttery bread crumb topping is placed on top, and this spinach and […]

Chicken Carbonara

Today we’re sharing a delicious, authentic, restaurant-quality recipe for Chicken Carbonara. Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish that originated in Rome with a creamy, rich sauce made from eggs, cheese, bacon and black pepper – and it’s one of my all-time favorite dishes! Behind the scenes in a restaurant kitchen, carbonara is often made-to-order […]

Italian Cheesy Bread

After a busy long weekend (we started laying the hardwood floor in our kitchen), we’re looking for something quick, easy and – of course – delicious for dinner tonight! The solution – this Italian Cheesy Bread! This delicious recipe is simple to make and very versatile depending on your personal flavor preferences as well as […]

Asparagus with Lemon and Feta

We’re wrapping up the week with our recipe for Asparagus with Lemon and Feta – a perfect side dish to serve as part of a special Easter dinner! This is another simple and super flavorful dish – and the fresh lemon and feta flavors combined with asparagus are a wonderful pairing to serve with our […]

Boursin Cheese

I have a crazy obsession with Boursin Cheese that started back in college. I went to a party where they served a fruit and cheese platter – and that is when I had my first bite of Boursin cheese. I was instantly hooked! Fast forward to today and Boursin cheese almost always makes an appearance […]

Creamy Chicken Queso Dip

As I’m writing this post, I’m really wishing I had a bowl of this Creamy Chicken Queso Dip in front of me right now to eat. Seriously… Just – please excuse me while I take a moment to stare at that photo! This creamy chicken queso dip couldn’t be any more delicious – or any […]

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche

I absolutely love quiche – but it can be a little time consuming to make, especially when pie crust is involved!   But today’s Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche is the best of both worlds – simple to make but still with a delicious, cheesy quiche flavor! It’s similar to a traditional quiche recipe – filled […]

Southwestern Cheesy Corn Dip

Football parties are in full swing these days, and I know what we’re bringing to our next game day gathering – this fantastic Southwestern Cheesy Corn Dip! A few weekends ago, my husband Jack was digging through my old recipe box and he came across a recipe card simply titled, “Cheese Dip.” It was a […]

Fresh Tomato Au Gratin

I absolutely love, love, love fresh garden tomatoes! But – this happens every summer – when our homegrown tomatoes are finally ripe – they ALL get ripe at the same time! So at this point, we’re still picking about five pounds of tomatoes a day! I’m not really complaining because we’ve been making some of […]

Name That Cheeseburger: The Peppercorn Pileup!

This post is sponsored by Wisconsin Cheese and The Cheese & Burger Society.  All opinions are 100% mine. Update: A final decision has been made by The Cheese & Burger Society on what to name this fantastic burger from among all of the suggestions made by our readers.  Please allow me to introduce you to […]

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 […]

Cheeseburger Pie

Ever since becoming a food blogger, I’ve become increasingly aware of the proliferation of national ‘food holidays!’  On almost every day of the year, at least one food is ‘honored’ and many of my fellow food bloggers love to share recipes that correspond to that day’s honorary food group!  It’s all meant to be in […]

Beef Chimichangas

One of the most popular recipes on A Family Feast is our Chicken Chimichangas. I can totally understand why…it’s a fantastic recipe!  But since we published that recipe earlier this year, we’ve had a number of readers write to us asking if we also have a recipe for Beef Chimichangas! So – to meet popular […]

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

I’ve mentioned before, that my husband Jack worked many years ago at a cool, funky and very popular Mexican restaurant called The Edgewater Café, located about an hour north of Boston.  The food was fantastic and anytime Jack cooks Mexican for us, he draws inspiration from the dishes he cooked while working there. This recipe […]

White Vegetable Lasagna

Today we’re sharing one of my favorites from my husband Jack’s old playbook full of recipes from his former food service days!  This White Vegetable Lasagna was a popular dish and served quite often every place he worked. And for me, this white vegetable lasagna is the perfect end-of-summer meal!  It’s a combination of tender […]

Chicken Chimichangas

I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack used to work at a popular Mexican Restaurant called The Edgewater Café, in a small, out-of-the-way coastal town about an hour north of Boston.  These Chicken Chimichangas were one of the most popular dishes on the menu. To continue the story – whenever I went to that same […]

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 […]

Copycat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

So I bet you’re probably thinking that having parents who write a food blog would mean that our six-year-old daughter is a little ‘foodie’ herself?  And she’s willing to try many of the delicious foods that we make for our blog? Nope. Our six-year-old is a very picky eater, and we can count on two hands […]

Creamy Polenta with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe

Polenta is a really delicious alternative to potatoes or rice and it’s one of those dishes that always makes us ask, “Why don’t we have this more often?” This recipe for Soft Polenta with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe can be a filling and satisfying meal in and of itself. The rich, creamy and cheesy polenta, […]