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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie is a classic that everyone should have in their recipe collection! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Lemon Meringue Pies are absolutely delicious, but they sometimes have a reputation for being difficult to make. In reality though, it’s not at all difficult to make a Lemon Meringue Pie: You’ll pre-bake a pie crust, fill […]

Lemon Sugar Cookies

These Lemon Sugar Cookies are sweet and crunchy on the outside and soft and lemony on the inside! You’ll want to make room on the cookie tray for these fantastic cookies! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! When it comes time to bake for our holiday parties and cookie swaps, I always like to offer a variety […]

Lemon Loaf Cake {& Kid Chef Bakes Cookbook Giveaway}

This Lemon Loaf Cake is easy, delicious and full of lemon flavor!  PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Today I’m so pleased to share this delicious Lemon Loaf Cake recipe from the new cookbook, Kid Chef Bakes. (Affiliate link.) This wonderful cookbook is written by my friend and fellow food blogger, Lisa Huff from The Snappy Gourmet. […]

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

These Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Muffins are the ultimate summer muffin recipe! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! We just returned from a quick end-of-summer family road trip, and our backyard garden is now FILLED with baseball bat-sized zucchini! We love cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients – and these Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Muffins are loaded with wonderful summertime […]

Lemon Buttermilk Sorbet

This Lemon Buttermilk Sorbet is delicious, creamy, tangy and refreshing! PIN THIS RECIPE! I’m guessing you’ve found yourself in a similar situation as this:  A few weeks ago, I was baking a cake and called for some buttermilk to be added to the batter. Where we live, our local supermarket only sells buttermilk in one-quart […]

Turkish Flatbread

You are never going to believe how easy it is to make this Turkish Flatbread! The two main ingredients in this Turkish Flatbread are all-purpose flour and full-fat Greek yogurt – mix the two together and your flatbread dough is ready. (I told you it was simple!) You could stop there – but we decided […]

Blueberry Ginger Lemon Scones

Here in New England, we’re still a few months away from seeing our own local blueberries at the market.  But with summer blueberry season already on my mind – I’m sharing these delicious Blueberry Ginger Lemon Scones with you today. These Blueberry Ginger Lemon Scones can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries – so […]

Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms, Lemon and Herbs

Today’s Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms, Lemon and Herbs recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal at home – but it’s so delicious, you’ll think you are eating at a gourmet restaurant. And even better – this recipe is made with ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your kitchen. To make this […]

Lemon Ginger Poppy Seed Biscotti

I’ve found my new favorite biscotti recipe – these Lemon Ginger Poppy Seed Biscotti! And if you are a lemon lover like me – take one bite of these crispy cookies – and I think you’ll agree! In this delicious biscotti, a classic pairing of lemon and poppy seeds gets a wonderful punch of flavor […]

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Aioli

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Aioli is a flavor combination that you will absolutely love! The inspiration for this recipe comes from Brew Fish Bar & Eatery in Marion, Massachusetts. Jack and I ate there for the very first time last weekend, after our daughter’s swim meet.  Several swim parents we were talking to […]

Lemon Star Cookies

These Lemon Star Cookies are quite possibly some of the best lemony sugar cookies we’ve ever baked! We found the recipe for these wonderful Lemon Star Cookies over on Heirloom Meals where blogger Carole Murko credits this fantastic recipe to her neighbors Ruth Ann and Katie Galvin. (I sure do wish the Galvins were our […]

Small Batch Fig Jam

Figs are one of my all-time favorite fruits! But unfortunately, living in New England where figs are not locally grown, it is often hard to find fresh figs.  And when we do find them, they are either very expensive or – being a highly perishable fruit – not of the greatest quality. So I was […]

Citrus Grilled Chicken

This easy Citrus Grilled Chicken has been one of our go-to recipes all summer long. It’s so simple to make – with just a few ingredients – that it can hardly be called a recipe. But it’s also so delicious – we had to share! We make a simple marinade by stirring together fresh lemon […]

Anchovy-Crusted Pork Loin

We have to thank my mother-in-law Jean (aka Nanny) for the recipe inspiration behind this Anchovy-Crusted Pork Loin!  We were visiting Jack’s parents a few weeks ago, and Nanny was in the midst of preparing dinner for later in the afternoon. Nanny happened to mention a dinner she once made – pork loin that she […]

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 […]

Atlantic Beach Pie

PIN THIS RECIPE! A few years ago, NPR’s All Things Considered radio show did a feature on the Atlantic Beach Pie – a North Carolina pie with a lemon custard filling and whipped cream topping, nestled inside a unique saltine cracker crumb crust. Back when I first read about the Atlantic Beach Pie, I was […]

Mandarin Marmalade

I adore the delicious, fresh citrus that is readily available at the market at this time of year! The bright colors and the fresh scents are the perfect antidote to a dreary winter day! This time of year, there are also some great deals on Mandarin oranges – and a half-price sale at our local […]

Pistachio Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies

Winter is citrus season – and I absolutely love it! After eating rich and decadent foods during the holidays – I love a burst of lemon, lime and orange citrus flavors in my foods. These Pistachio Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for taste buds that are craving light and citrusy flavors […]

Oven Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

Long before cauliflower was as popular as it is today – we’ve been a huge fan of this versatile vegetable! And I think roasting cauliflower – like we do in today’s recipe for Oven Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower – is one of the best ways to prepare it. We toss the cauliflower with chopped garlic, lemon […]

Egg-Free Caesar Dressing (and Marinade)

Caesar salads are a popular classic salad made from romaine lettuce and croutons, then topped with Parmesan cheese and a zesty dressing typically made with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and a variety of seasonings – plus a raw egg to give the dressing a creamy texture. But eating uncooked or undercooked eggs can pose […]

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! We’re sharing one more recipe today to make your Perfect Prime Rib dinner even more delicious – a fantastic Creamy Horseradish Sauce to serve along with it! In my opinion, the zesty flavor of horseradish is a perfect complement to any steak or roast beef dish. This Creamy Horseradish Sauce is […]

Greek Spinach with White Beans and Feta

Today’s recipe – this delicious Greek Spinach with White Beans and Feta – is the perfect way to add delicious, healthy flavor to any meal! In particular – I think this dish is a perfect accompaniment to any grilled chicken or beef dish! This Greek Spinach with White Beans and Feta is made from ingredients […]

Lemon Mousse Cups

With all of the snow and cold weather we’re having here in New England, I think Mother Nature needs a strong reminder that Spring is just a few weeks away! (Seriously – I am SO. READY. for some warm and sunny weather!) So what better way to get Mother Nature to sit up and take […]

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

This recipe for Lemon Rosemary Chicken using SPLENDA® Sweeteners was developed as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps If you’re a regular reader here at A Family Feast, then you already know that we’re always up for a culinary challenge! So when the folks at SPLENDA® brand asked us to share a […]

Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge & Dessert Mash-Ups Cookbook Giveaway {closed}

Have we got a special treat for you today….this crazy-good, perfectly sweet and lemony Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge! My blogging friend Dorothy from the blog Crazy for Crust has just published her very first cookbook, Dessert Mashups: Tasty Two-in-One Treats Including Sconuts, S’morescake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Many More, and we’re giving you a […]

Asparagus Lemon Risotto

This Asparagus Lemon Risotto is a summery version of one of our all-time favorite dishes – risotto!  We’re always experimenting with our basic risotto recipe, swapping in different vegetables and flavors depending on the season. This time around, we’ve added the classic pairing of asparagus and lemon – two ingredients that are delicious together on […]

Greek Rice (Spanakorizo)

Last month while attending a food bloggers conference down in Miami, I had the huge pleasure of going on a lunchtime excursion with my blogging friends Christie and Leigh Anne.  We ate lunch at Taverna Opa in the Mary Brickell Village neighborhood of Miami Beach, and I ordered a wonderful meal – Santorini sunfish with […]

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

If you’ve been following A Family Feast for the last few days, then you’ve learned how to make homemade ricotta cheese as well as homemade lemon curd!  And by sharing those two simple, yet very delicious recipes – we’ve been building up to today’s amazing recipe for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! These pancakes are perfectly sweet […]

Lemon Curd

If you follow us over on Instagram, then you already know that I spent the last few days down in Miami attending the BlogHer Food 2014 conference!  It was my first-ever blog conference, and I was very happy to meet so many bloggers that I’ve ‘known’ online for the last year and a half, as […]

15+ Luscious Lemon Recipes

With yet another snowstorm heading our way later this afternoon – I am officially DONE with winter.  I need some bright and sunny flavors to cheer up my mood – stat!  Our 15+ Luscious Lemon Recipes is a great place to start. We’ve assembled a great collection of both sweet and savory recipes all using […]

Broccoli Rabe

My husband Jack and I love our green vegetables, and fall is the perfect time of year to look for fresh Broccoli Rabe at the market! Broccoli rabe is available year round, but peak season for this vegetable (here in the United States) is Fall to Spring. Broccoli rabe (or rapini) is a popular Italian […]

Apple Harvest Squares

September is the beginning of apple picking season here in New England – and as part of that, I always dig out a few of my favorite apple recipes including this recipe for Apple Harvest Squares! These apple harvest squares are rich and delicious thanks to three sweet layers that make up this baked taste […]

New England Lobster Roll

Eating lobster is usually a luxury for us – reserved for special occasions or a special and delicious treat!  But thanks to a glut of Maine lobsters this summer – prices at the market for lobster here in New England are at record lows, so we’ve been eating (and thoroughly enjoying) this delicious seafood quite […]

Israeli Couscous with Chicken and Peas

With back-to-school right around the corner (where did the summer go?!?), weekdays are about to get a lot busier and our afternoons and evenings will be filled with homework, swim lessons, Daisy Girl Scouts and more activities!  So a quick and easy dinner like this Israeli Couscous with Chicken and Peas is a perfect option […]

Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Ever since this past winter when our daughter Emma was selling Girl Scout cookies with her Daisy troop, I’ve had a craving for the Lemonades flavored Girl Scout cookies – a flavor that I tried for the very first time this year!  Our troop’s ‘Cookie Mom’ Melissa, mentioned that her family absolutely loved them – […]

Lemon Blueberry Cream Pie

Another one of my favorite things about summer is this Lemon Blueberry Cream Pie! It’s the perfect summer dessert when fresh blueberries are in season. This lemon blueberry cream pie recipe has been in my collection for many years and I always dig it out right around this time of year when blueberries are their […]

Greek Chicken Roulade

The other day, while rummaging through our refrigerator, my husband Jack discovered that we had a whole drawer full of lemons!  It was totally my fault – I had done the grocery shopping the day before and thought we were running low on lemons, so I bought a big bag full! But Jack had already […]

White Wine Sangria

It was an absolutely GORGEOUS weekend here in New England and we spent lots of time outdoors!   A little bit of yard work – but mostly just relaxing and enjoying the great weather for the ‘official’ start to summer.  And – this fabulous White Wine Sangria was our beverage of choice! My husband Jack is […]

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 […]

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 4: Almond Orange Cake

We’re wrapping up our Dinner Party Series today with this recipe for Almond Orange Cake.  Our friends Sandi and David ended a perfect meal with this moist and delicious cake infused with almonds and both orange and lemon zest for an intensely good citrus flavor.  And some gorgeous candied orange slices make a beautiful garnish […]

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 […]

Apple Pear Compote

This recipe for Apple Pear Compote is a delicious way to add some fresh fruit flavors to any meal. Our compote uses Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears and golden raisins that have been cooked in a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, vanilla and a blend of spices.  We’ve also added Calvados, a French apple brandy, […]

Roasted Boneless Lamb with Red Wine Pan Sauce

I can’t believe that Easter is just a few weeks away – it’s coming early this year!  We’re already planning our Easter dinner and this Roasted Boneless Lamb with Red Wine Pan Sauce is going to be the star of the meal. Lamb is a traditional option for an Easter holiday meal and 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! […]

Roasted Garlic Aioli

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been experimenting in the kitchen, and this easy Roasted Garlic Aioli has become one of our new favorite condiments! Similar to a homemade mayonnaise, aioli is a traditional sauce from the Provence region of France made with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and egg yolks, and some variations include […]

Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing is one of our all-time favorite salad dressings and it’s actually quite easy to make! Whether you’re eating it on a salad or using it as a dip for buffalo wings, once you’ve made this blue cheese dressing yourself, you’ll never think about buying the bottled dressing again! Our version uses a […]

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise is surprisingly easy to make!  And if you’re planning to make a recipe for chicken salad, egg salad, or coleslaw, or a dip that calls for mayonnaise, or a blue cheese dressing, the fresh taste of a homemade mayonnaise can really elevate your dish to a whole new level. Homemade mayonnaise is also so […]

Lemon-Ginger Broccoli

After the last few months of holiday indulging, we’re definitely ready for some healthier food options and this recipe for Lemon-Ginger Broccoli is both healthy and delicious. Steamed broccoli is tossed with a light Asian-inspired sauce made by combining soy sauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, freshly grated ginger and sesame oil.  Some hot sesame oil […]

Cocktail Sauce

This recipe for homemade cocktail sauce is so easy and delicious that you’ll never want to buy jarred cocktail sauce ever again. And chances are, you have most of the ingredients in your refrigerator already! This is another recipe that we get asked for all the time.  Our cocktail sauce is a simple and perfectly […]

Prosciutto Rolls

Our daughter’s 6th birthday party was last weekend and we served these Prosciutto Rolls to rave reviews.  While the kids were served the typical party fare of pizza, cake and ice cream, we always like to have at least a few dishes for the kids’ parents to eat whenever we host a party.  This was a […]