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Deluxe Toll House Mud Bars

These Deluxe Toll House Mud Bars are the latest, delicious recipe we’re sharing made from my mother’s old recipe box! I’ve mentioned before that, growing up, my mom was always baking Toll House chocolate chip cookies – so it’s no surprise that that this Deluxe Toll House Mud Bars recipe was in her passed-down recipe […]

Hartford Election Cake

In among all of the different recipes we found in my mother’s old recipe box, this Hartford Election Cake was probably one that we were most curious about – and most eager to try! So with the presidential election just a few weeks away, we thought this was the perfect time to share this vintage […]

Chop Suey Cake

If you’re a regular reader here at A Family Feast, then you already know that Jack and I both have a soft spot in our hearts for vintage family recipes. In this case, seeing the recipe card for this Chop Suey Cake in my mom’s old recipe box sparked a long-forgotten memory from my childhood […]

Lemon Almond Tea Cookies

As much as I love gooey chocolate desserts – more often than not, I tend to gravitate more towards lighter, sweet treats such as these Lemon Almond Tea Cookies. This easy recipe was another discovery we found in my mother’s old recipe box. On the recipe card, my mother wrote “1897” next to the Lemon […]

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 […]

Kapusta (Polish Cabbage Soup)

Every Sunday, as a child growing up, we spent the afternoon visiting my Babci.  Babci means grandmother in Polish,* was my mother’s mother.  Like most women of her generation, she often made dishes that originated from the ‘old country’ and the distinctive tastes and flavors of those dishes are hardwired in my memory. Even today, […]

Christmas Rocks

This Christmas Rocks cookie recipe is another vintage recipe from my mother’s old recipe box. And – as has been the case with so many of the recipes from my mom that we’ve shared earlier on A Family Feast – Jack and I both get such a kick out of the recipe name! I really […]

Apple Chunkies

PIN THIS RECIPE! Among the stash of old recipes I was fortunate enough to inherit from my mother, we found a little pink notebook with – you guessed it – even more recipes that my mother had written down! The notebook contained mostly dessert recipes (my mom had quite the sweet tooth!) and this recipe […]

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

With the heat of summer still on – these No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect thing to make when you want something sweet, but it’s just too hot to turn on the oven! This is another recipe we found in my mother’s old recipe box – and like all of the other recipes we’ve […]

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 […]

Orange Zucchini Cookies

I’ve been dreaming about these delicious Orange Zucchini Cookies ever since last summer! My husband Jack originally made these light and perfectly sweet cookies as a test batch when our garden was overflowing with zucchini. They were so good – we ate them all before we had a chance to photograph them to share here […]

Loaded Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Bars

The other day, I came home to find my husband Jack happily working in the kitchen! From the looks of it, he had about a dozen different boxes, bottles, canisters and packages of different ingredients all spread out on our kitchen island – and he was stirring some sort of delicious concoction in a big […]

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Sea Salt

Growing up, I remember my mom baking a classic four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe that you can find all over the internet these days. Just four ingredients – peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla – and you have a delicious peanut butter cookie with a moist and perfectly crumbly texture! We all loved those cookies […]

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Everyone’s favorite cookie – as a cupcake!

Rookie Cookies

This recipe for Rookie Cookies is from my mother’s old recipe box – and like all of the older recipes we’ve been recreating from her collection – we try to research the origin or background of these old classic recipes whenever we can! So what a surprise…after doing a Google search on “Rookie Cookies,” we […]

Kielbasa and Red Cabbage Skillet with Apples

The title of this today’s recipe – Kielbasa and Red Cabbage Skillet with Apples – pretty much says it all. This is a simple, one-pan meal that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, and it’s a welcome change of pace from the same old thing you might be cooking for your family’s dinner! You’ll […]

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

This Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole is comfort food at its best! This crazy-good recipe is another great find discovered in my mother’s old recipe box, and it’s the type of family-friendly recipe that would be perfect served alongside any main dish like chicken, steak, fish or pork! My mom’s original version of this casserole was […]

Steel Cut Oatmeal Honey Bread

My husband Jack and I are both big fans of steel cut oatmeal and we often enjoy it as a hearty breakfast. So when we came across this recipe for Steel Cut Oatmeal Honey Bread in my mother’s old recipe box – we immediately wanted to try it! This Steel Cut Oatmeal Honey Bread has […]

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 […]

Chicken Escalope with Mushroom Sauce

Escalope – as you’ll see in today’s recipe for Chicken Escalope with Mushroom Sauce – is a French term that refers to any type of boneless meat that has been pounded and thinned out using a mallet. Thinning out the meat before cooking allows the chicken (or other meats that you prepare in a similar […]

Cream Cheese Crumb Bars

I’ve got a serious weakness when it comes to cheesecake – and these Cream Cheese Crumb Bars are an easy (and delicious) way to get my fix! This recipe is another huge score from my mother’s old recipe box and it’s the perfect option for when you have a craving for cheesecake – but don’t […]


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 […]

Almond Malted Brittle Bars

We’re back today with another great recipe from my mother’s old recipe box – these incredible Almond Malted Brittle Bars – and we think this is one of the best recipes yet! My husband Jack has been happily browsing through my mom’s recipe box over the last few months for some new recipe inspiration – […]

Homemade Tater Tots

Our Homemade Tater Tots are so easy to make – and so delicious – you won’t want to buy the supermarket version ever again! This is another recipe from my mother’s old recipe box, and Jack says that these homemade tater tots are his favorite out of all of her old recipes we’ve tried so […]

Baked Chicken Salad

My husband Jack wanted to be the one to share the story behind today’s recipe – a delicious Baked Chicken Salad. It’s another treasure from my mother’s old recipe box and we think you’re going to love it as much as we did! Here is Jack in his own words: I feel honored that I […]

Creamed Turkey on Toast

We’re sharing this delicious recipe for Creamed Turkey on Toast as part of a sponsored post for McCormick Gourmet. Every week or so, my husband Jack and I sit down together to brainstorm recipe ideas to share here on A Family Feast! In the weeks leading up to this holiday season, we’ve both been reminiscing […]

New England Apple Cider Cake

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! We made this New England Apple Cider Cake using fresh #Walmart Produce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack has been pouring through my mother’s old recipe box – and he has jokingly accused me of ‘holding out on him’ because there are […]

Texas Hash

A few months ago, after we posted this recipe for American Chop Suey, we received a comment from a reader named Michelle asking if we had a similar recipe – only instead of pasta it included rice! It was a dish that she remembered her mother making for their family – but she never wrote […]

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank you to OXO for providing us with a complimentary set of the baking tools featured in this post, and for making a donation to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer on our behalf.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. #OXOGoodCookies PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! On any given day, my husband Jack and I look at each […]

Zucchini Fritters

THE ZUCCHINI…it just keeps coming! But when all of that fresh, garden-grown zucchini turns into these fantastic Zucchini Fritters, you won’t catch us complaining! I’ve mentioned before that Jack has been digging through my mother’s old recipe box and the latest recipe he decided to try was her fritter recipe. But – with the addition […]

Pretzel Cookies

I mentioned last week that Jack and I have been going through my mother’s old recipe box – recreating a few of the recipes we found to share here on A Family Feast! The recipe for these Pretzel Cookies is one of those recipes that immediately caught Jack’s eye as we went through the box […]

Grape-Nuts Bread

After my mother passed away two years ago, I was given her old recipe box. (I’m the only food blogger among my brothers and sisters, so it only made sense for me to inherit it – and lucky me!) The box is filled with some old, time-tested family recipes that I vividly remember my mom […]

Peanut Goodies

For the July 4th holiday today, we’ll be going to our hometown’s parade in the morning, then later this evening, we’ll be off to see the fireworks that are displayed over Plymouth Harbor every summer.  It will be a fun and relaxing day with family! But today is also a little bittersweet for me because […]