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Baked Meatball Parmesan

Baked Meatball Parmesan is delicious Italian comfort food! Tender Italian-style meatballs smothered in homemade tomato sauce and covered in three types of cheese – then baked until hot and bubbly! This Baked Meatball Parmesan is a very simple (and very delicious) dish, and I’m drooling just looking at these photos! We started with two of […]

Roasted Fennel and Onion Gratinati

Today’s recipe – this delicious Roasted Fennel and Onion Gratinati – was inspired by a trip to Italy, and a goat named Tina.  Read on… 🙂 My husband Jack and I first enjoyed a dish very similar to this Roasted Fennel and Onion Gratinati on our honeymoon to Tuscany, Italy many years ago. Over the […]

Baked Stuffed Parmesan Tomatoes

Last week, we spotted some gorgeous tomatoes at the market – so I immediately asked my husband Jack to make his delicious Baked Stuffed Parmesan Tomatoes! This is a recipe that Jack served at many catered dinners back during his food service days, but it’s so simple to prepare, you could easily serve it as […]

Golden Crusted Baked Chicken

We’re always looking for new ways to prepare chicken – and this Golden Crusted Baked Chicken is easy and delicious! And – there are a few secret ingredients in the coating that give this Golden Crusted Baked Chicken fantastic flavor and texture! We started off by pureeing some celery stalks. Then we combined that puree […]

Pasta with Yellow Pepper Sauce

For our honeymoon (many years ago) my husband Jack and I went on the trip of a lifetime! We went to the Tuscany region of Italy and spent the week at a wonderful Italian cooking school called Toscana Saporita. After a very long flight from Boston, we arrived at the school just as a light […]

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

We eat chicken in our house fairly often so – long before we started blogging here on A Family Feast – we’ve always been on the lookout for different chicken recipes to try!  One of our all-time favorites is Ina Garten’s recipe for Parmesan Chicken cutlets which originally appeared in her Barefoot Contessa Family Style […]

Parmesan Truffle Fries

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Last weekend, my husband Jack and I went out to dinner (a belated anniversary date) at one of our favorite local restaurants called Ella’s Wood Oven.  It’s an unassuming place from the outside, but inside – the owner and head chef, Marc Swierkowski, performs magic turning out some amazing meals!  Not […]

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

‘Tis the season…for pumpkin recipes!  And I really hope you aren’t completely tired of seeing pumpkin recipes…because this Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake is super delicious and the perfect taste of fall! Most people think of desserts when they think of cooking with pumpkin – but it’s also a really delicious squash for savory dishes like […]

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

How was your weekend?  Was it as busy as ours?  Looking for a delicious and quick-to-prepare family meal that even your kids will love?  If so – then look no further than our Parmesan Chicken Nuggets! Forget those frozen chicken nuggets – these fresh Parmesan chicken nuggets taste so much better!   Just cut some boneless, […]

Pasta, Chicken & Asparagus in Garlic Tomato Sauce

We have tomatoes from our garden coming out of our ears these days – especially grape and cherry tomatoes!  But I’m actually very glad about that because it’s a deliciously good excuse to make this Pasta, Chicken & Asparagus in Garlic Tomato Sauce! This recipe is another one that we call “A.I.” – recipes made […]

Lobster Sambuca Over Fettuccini

With Father’s Day coming up soon, I’ve been planning to treat my husband Jack to a really special meal, and this Lobster Sambuca Over Fettuccini fits the bill! Jack is such a great father and husband. He’s a very hard worker – at his full-time job, around the house, and on this blog – and […]

Chicken Bellagio

Whenever we eat out at The Cheesecake Factory, more often than not, I order the Chicken Bellagio.  I love pesto (as I confessed yesterday) and the Chicken Bellagio is a delicious pesto pasta dish!  This recipe is Jack’s make-at-home version, and – dare I say – it’s even better than the dish they make at […]


I absolutely love Pesto – tossed with pasta, on pizza, added as flavoring to a sauce, or even smeared onto corn on the cob instead of butter! And I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve been caught eating pesto straight out of the container with a spoon – I just love it so much! […]

Linguine with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie

This recipe for Linguini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Brie wasn’t on our original schedule for this week.  A blizzard named “Nemo” hit New England this past weekend, and our area of Southeastern Massachusetts was hit hard with very strong winds that knocked down trees and power lines and doing very widespread damage. We’ve been […]

Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan

This recipe for Orzo with Mushrooms, Scallions and Parmesan has been in my recipe collection for years.  It has also been shared with several of my family members, and it’s so good, it shows up on the menu for many of our family gatherings. This dish is a delicious combination of tender orzo pasta and plump […]

Caesar Salad with Grilled Caesar Chicken

My husband and I debated whether or not to post this recipe for our Caesar Salad with Grilled Caesar Chicken – because really, it’s so simple, it can hardly be called a recipe!  But we get asked so often how we make this meal that we’re happy to share our secret… The marinade for the […]


My husband Jack is affectionately called “Soup Guy” by his friends.  While most of them show up with beer, or ribs, or some other sort of ‘guy food’ when they get together to watch a football game – Jack shows up with a pot of soup – and his buddies love him for it! I […]

Zucchini Spaghetti

This simple recipe for Zucchini Spaghetti is super quick to prepare.  It’s perfect for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook dinner for the family, but still want to serve something healthy and delicious. We’ve cut the zucchini into long, thin strands (that’s where the spaghetti name comes in!) – […]