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Espresso Martini

Our favorite local sushi restaurant has a delicious Espresso Martini on their cocktail menu – and more often than not – when my husband Jack and I go out for date night together, one of us will order it. We’ve watched the bartender make it a few times – taking mental notes about how the cocktail […]

Malted Mocha Swiss Roll

This Malted Mocha Swiss Roll cake recipe was inspired by a dessert that my husband Jack enjoyed years ago while dining out in Boston’s Italian North End neighborhood. For years, Jack has had very fond memories of that chocolate Swiss roll which was stuffed with a sweetened, espresso-flavored ricotta cheese filling. Fast forward to today […]


I’ve often teased my husband Jack that he must have been Asian in another life because of his incredible love for Asian food and the look of pure contentment he gets on his face when he eats it. (You can read more about that here.) So – if the same holds true for me, I […]

Malted Mocha Bars

If you’re a regular reader here at A Family Feast, then you’ve probably started to realize that I have a large stash of old recipe clippings!  Some are from my mother and grandmother, others that I clipped myself many years ago from the local newspaper, or from magazines that I once subscribed to – way […]

Espresso Black Bottom Pie

We served this Espresso Black Bottom Pie for Thanksgiving dessert last week – and wow – was it good!  We’ve rearranged our calendar this week to get this recipe shared with all of you as soon as possible! This amazing pie has a chocolate Oreo cookie crust, a chocolate mousse layer in the center, and […]