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Mexican Street Corn Bacon Pizza

One bite of this delicious pizza and your taste buds will be having a fiesta in your mouth!

Mexican Pulled Chicken

There’s a good reason this is one of the most popular recipes on our site…it’s fantastic!

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Our Baked Chicken Taquitos are the ultimate snack food for any day of the week! These crispy oven-Baked Chicken Taquitos are also a great way to use up leftover chicken. But let’s face it – the star of this easy and delicious snack is the Southwestern Red Chile Sauce we used to make the super […]

Southwestern Red Chile Sauce

This amazingly good Southwestern Red Chile Sauce is the creation of Chef Doug Baehr from Uncommon Kitchen. Earlier this summer, during a family and friends vacation to Lake Tahoe, California, we had the huge pleasure of meeting chef Doug Baehr. Doug and his wife Dawn own and operate Uncommon Kitchen – a popular restaurant and […]

Pork Lomitos Tacos

You’re going to love the rich flavors in these Pork Lomitos Tacos! So many of our readers here at A Family Feast love our Mexican-inspired recipes – so I predict that today’s delicious Pork Lomitos Tacos are destined to become a reader favorite too! Pork Lomitos is a dish from the Yucatan region of Mexico. […]

Margarita Shrimp with Rice

With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, I’m guessing you might be planning to have some delicious margaritas on the menu too? So – while you’ve got a pitcher of margaritas already mixed up and ready to drink – why not also make our Margarita Shrimp with Rice as part of your party […]

Blackened Tilapia Soft Tacos

These Blackened Tilapia Soft Tacos are a simple, delicious, and affordable weeknight meal – as well as a great addition to any taco night buffet. Last month, we hosted a potluck taco night at our house where we prepared a variety of taco fillings including our pulled chicken, pork carnitas, and more.  But the star […]

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 […]


How to make the best ever guacamole! (One of our readers told us this is even better than Chipotle’s guacamole! Let us know in the comments if you agree!) I still remember the first time I ate guacamole. It was (way back) during my freshman year in college, and a friend of mine served this […]

Zesty Pulled Turkey

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we know you’ll be looking for new and delicious recipes to make with all of that leftover turkey – and that inspired today’s Zesty Pulled Turkey. This Zesty Pulled Turkey recipe was also inspired a bit by our Mexican pulled chicken – which happens to be one of the […]

Peg’s Green Tomato Salsa

We’re sharing one more end-of-the-growing-season green tomato recipe with you today – Peg’s Green Tomato Salsa! Peg is the neighbor of our good friends Chris and Simone. We were visiting them last weekend to watch a football game, and as we arrived at their house, Peg’s husband Gary was just leaving after having dropped off […]

One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta

Dinner is quick and delicious, and cleanup is easy with this one-pot One Pot Tex-Mex Pasta!

Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

The summer squash in our backyard garden is coming at us fast and furious! Isn’t this always the case?! We patiently wait for our homegrown vegetables to be ready to pick – and then it all ripens at once! But luckily, we’ve got lots of recipes up our sleeve for garden zucchini (and other types […]

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

This time of year – more often than not – we are firing up the grill to cook dinner in the evening. But grilling is great for more than just burgers, hot dogs, steaks or chicken! If the grill is hot – we’ve been known to prepare all kinds of recipes that are delicious accompaniments […]


Last month, during our daughter’s April vacation from school, we visited New York City for the weekend with some friends.  (We talked  a little more about our trip here!)  On one of our days in the city, we ate lunch at a fantastic Mexican food truck, not too far from the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition […]

Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Stew

It’s so easy to prepare this delicious Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Stew! Just pour the ingredients into your slow cooker and turn it on to cook!

Fiesta Style Cranberry Sauce

We’re sharing this Fiesta Style Cranberry Sauce recipe as part of a sponsored post for Ocean Spray®. As a food blogger, I have to say – I get invited to some very cool events! And if you follow me over on Instagram or Twitter then you might have seen some photos of my recent trip […]

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa

This Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa has incredible flavor and it is super simple to make! Perfect for summertime parties!

Pineapple Mango Salsa

If you saw this grilled chicken recipe here on A Family Feast last month, then you may recognize today’s delicious recipe for Pineapple Mango Salsa! Since we posted that earlier recipe, we’ve been making this tropical-inspired salsa again and again – and it is SO good that we felt it was worthy of it’s own […]

Mexican Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

One of the most popular recipes on our site is a Hot Fudge Pudding Cake recipe that we shared after a family vacation to Hershey, Pennsylvania. The recipe – with its warm gooey center and distinctively crunchy sugar top – is a long-standing classic dessert recipe originally shared by Hershey’s Kitchen. So many of our […]

No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream

After we made (and photographed) yesterday’s recipe for Mexican Bread Pudding – I got to thinking…Our No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream would be a perfect complement to serve alongside that fantastic bread pudding! No-Churn ice creams – like today’s cinnamon version – are super easy to make and they come out creamy and delicious and you […]

Mexican Bread Pudding

We’re finishing up the week with a perfect dessert for your Cinco de Mayo celebration – Mexican Bread Pudding! This simple-to-make recipe has incredible flavor and it’s so good, we’ll be making it year round at our house! This Mexican Bread Pudding is different from most in that it is not a custard based bread […]

Spicy Cauliflower Au Gratin

We’re continuing our Cinco de Mayo menu inspiration today with this delicious Spicy Cauliflower Au Gratin! It’s the perfect vegetable side dish to serve alongside any main course dishes like our Mexican Pulled Chicken or our Carnitas! (Actually, this Spicy Cauliflower Au Gratin is so good – no need to wait till Cinco de Mayo…You […]

Pulled Chicken Chilaquiles

Our Pulled Chicken Chilaquiles are a fantastic dish made with corn tortillas, pulled chicken, and melted cheese. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any fiesta!

White Chili with Chicken

This post is sponsored by Albertsons Supermarkets. All opinions are 100% mine. Today’s recipe for White Chili with Chicken is a delicious, original recipe that we developed for Albertsons Supermarket as part of their Cans Get You Cooking program. When you have a well-stocked pantry with a variety of canned ingredients on hand like beans, chicken […]

Confetti Chicken Tacos

Our Confetti Chicken Tacos are a quick-to-prepare, super delicious weeknight dinner that the whole family will love – especially on those evenings when everyone is hungry and time is tight! In addition to this being a very delicious meal – what’s also really great about these confetti chicken tacos is that most of the prep […]

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice – not to be confused with Mexican rice (see here) – is a wonderfully aromatic dish that gets its bright yellow color from saffron. Sure – you can use turmeric to give it a similar yellow color if you can’t get saffron – but saffron, with its distinctive and delicious flavor really makes […]

Cemita Pulled Pork Pizza

This post is sponsored by McCormick. All opinions are 100% my own. We’re back today with another fun recipe challenge thanks to McCormick Spices! For today’s post, we were asked to come up with a ‘Modern Mexican’ recipe – putting a new spin on some classic Mexican dishes! We love coming up with original new […]

Mexican Corn Salad

I was super excited to see some fresh corn on the cob at the grocery store earlier this week, and with Cinco de Mayo coming up in just a few days – what a perfect excuse to make this delicious Mexican Corn Salad! We even fired up our grill for the first time this season […]

25+ Fantastic Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

We’ve got a great collection of recipes for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! Our recipes include fantastic entrees made with chicken, beef, pork or fish, salads, sauces and side dishes, appetizers, drinks and even dessert! Pin the photo above to save the entire collection, or click the link above each photo as you scroll down […]

Beef Tostadas

Our last Mexican recipe for this week is our easy Beef Tostadas! In Spanish, the word tostada means ‘toasted’ – and in Mexican cuisine, a tostada usually refers to a flat or bowl-shaped tortilla that is deep fried. Our beef tostadas start with a flat, fried corn tortilla that is layered with refried beans, our […]

Beans and Rice

We’re continuing the Mexican theme for a few more days by sharing our delicious recipe for Beans and Rice!   Beans and rice is often a side dish to many Mexican dishes, but this recipe is so hearty with chunks of smoked pork added to the beans and rice – it really can be a meal […]

Mexican Brownies

We’re already starting to plan our menu for Cinco de Mayo festivities – and no party would be complete without a fabulous dessert!  Our Mexican Brownies are the perfect sweet treat at your next fiesta! Anytime I make brownies, I use our go-to brownies recipe (the Baker’s Chocolate One Bowl Brownie Recipe) and these Mexican […]

Breakfast Burritos

Most weekday mornings we’re up and out the door fairly quickly – on our way to school or work, or other appointments.  But I’m a real stickler about making sure that everyone eats breakfast before they leave!  I’m a firm believer that breakfast IS the most important meal of the day – and I try […]

Sunday Cooking Lesson: How to Make a Taco Shell Bowl

Today we’re sharing our first Sunday Cooking Lesson: How to Make a Taco Shell Bowl!  This lesson is the first in a series of occasional, instructional posts that will provide you with more details, as well as step-by-step photos for some of the cooking techniques we use in our recipes!  We hope you find these […]

Taco Salad

Today’s recipe is the last in our four-day taco series, and we’re ending with one of my all-time favorites – Taco Salad!  This taco salad is really a variation on a classic taco recipe – with all of the same delicious flavors – just combined together in the form of a salad! The inspiration behind […]

Pulled Chicken Tacos

Taco week continues here on A Family Feast – and we’ve got another delicious idea for your family’s next taco night – our Pulled Chicken Tacos! One of the most popular recipes on our site is our recipe for Mexican Pulled Chicken – and that recipe is terrific used as a filling for tacos!  Just […]

Ground Beef Tacos

It’s day two of our four-day taco series here on A Family Feast and we’re sharing our recipe for classic Ground Beef Tacos! Ground beef tacos were my own childhood introduction to Mexican food – and to this day, it’s still the perfect idea for a fun (and delicious) meal!  I’ve always loved ‘build-your-own’ meals […]

Taco Sauce

Making your own homemade Taco Sauce is very easy to do – and this recipe is so delicious, you’ll never want to buy the jarred version ever again!  Make a batch of taco sauce right now, then join us for the rest of this week while we share more delicious taco recipes using this great […]


Apparently we’ve been holding out on you!  One of the most searched-for terms on A Family Feast is “Carnitas” and we are finally sharing our recipe today! Our carnitas are another recipe inspired by The Edgewater Café, a North of Boston Mexican restaurant that my husband Jack worked at years ago which was hugely popular […]

Fish Tacos

For months now, my husband Jack and I have been saying to each other, “We need to share our Fish Taco recipe…” here on A Family Feast! And I’ll share a little secret…I had ulterior motives for wanting to feature this recipe on our blog today. I just really wanted fish tacos for dinner – […]

Pico de Gallo

Some of the most popular recipes on our site over the last year have been our Mexican-inspired recipes and we’ve covered a lot of the basics: a great homemade hot sauce that we affectionately call ‘Rocket Fuel’, as well as our own versions of salsa, guacamole, enchilada sauce and queso.  So our latest addition to […]

Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

As two people who both love to cook, my husband Jack and I came into our relationship each with our own recipes for certain foods. Jack’s recipe for Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce is among our most popular recipes on A Family Feast – and for very good reason – it’s delicious! But sometimes, lighter […]

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 […]

Enchilada Sauce

Years ago, back when my husband Jack worked at a popular Boston-area Mexican restaurant, the dishes they prepared and served typically came with one of three sauces – a spicy white sauce (you can see that sauce used here and here), Salsa Verde or this delicious, red Enchilada Sauce. This enchilada sauce is (in our […]

Mexican Shredded Beef

Ever since we published our recipe earlier this year for Mexican Pulled Chicken, as well as all of the various recipes you can make using pulled chicken (see here, here, and here), we’ve had a number of readers comment or email us, asking if we had beef versions of those recipes. Happily – the answer […]

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Salad

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocado App for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband Jack and I love avocados – in salads, as guacamole, on sandwiches, you name it!  So we’re thrilled that we’ve been asked to share our recipe for Avocado, Corn and Tomato Salad with […]


It wouldn’t be a true Cinco de Mayo fiesta without a great beverage to go along with all of that fabulous Mexican food – and these Margaritas are just the thing! This is another terrific recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook, and Jack and I both agree that these margaritas are some of the […]


There are so many delicious salsa recipes out there, but sometimes simple is best! We made three versions of salsa – some using fresh tomatoes, some using canned tomatoes – before deciding to share this particular recipe with you today, and we think this one stands out as the most rich and flavorful! Based loosely […]

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 […]

Refried Beans

I have to admit, I was never much of a fan of Refried Beans…until I tried this recipe! This recipe for refried beans, developed by my husband Jack, is so flavorful thanks to a little bit of pancetta (I know – not a traditional Mexican ingredient – but it adds fantastic flavor!) that is sautéed […]

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 […]

Mexican Rice

We’re wrapping up our week with a recipe for some delicious Mexican Rice.  This rice is perfectly seasoned with onions, peppers, and a blend of spices, and fresh cilantro, lime juice, and scallions really liven up the flavors of this dish even more. This Mexican rice is the perfect complement to any Mexican-inspired meal and […]

Rocket Fuel (Homemade Hot Sauce)

Years ago, Jack worked at a very popular Mexican restaurant called The Edgewater Café, in a small, out-of-the-way coastal town about an hour north of Boston.  Many of their fabulous dishes used a version of this “Rocket Fuel” – or homemade hot sauce – and it was so popular with their customers that they would […]