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Pickled Peppers

Pick a peck of peppers – then make our delicious Pickled Peppers to enjoy all winter long! (Say THAT five times fast!) 🙂 PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! When my husband Jack and I first decided to share our Pickled Peppers recipe here on A Family Feast, we wanted to write this entire post as a […]

Grilled Southwest Burger

This fantastic Grilled Southwest Burger just might become your new favorite burger! We didn’t set out to make this Grilled Southwest Burger to share here on A Family Feast. It simply started out as our dinner one night last week. But this burger was so delicious, we just HAD to share it with all of […]

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a zesty and delicious dish of beef with peppers, braised in a rich tomato-based sauce. It’s considered one of the national dishes of Cuba, and the Spanish name “ropa vieja” translates to “old clothes” – a nod to the long shreds of beef in this delicious dish. Ropa Vieja is traditionally made […]

Stuffed Italian Frying Peppers

Say the words “stuffed peppers” and I would guess that most people think of the version with ground beef and rice stuffed into green bell peppers. Today’s recipe – these Stuffed Italian Frying Peppers – are something totally different and totally delicious! These Stuffed Italian Frying Peppers are a traditional recipe made using Marconi peppers […]

Peppery Peach Sauce

Last winter, I clipped the recipe for a holiday Peppery Peach Sauce from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  At the time, this delicious sauce was shared as a great gift idea for the holidays – with the jar of sauce wrapped in a decorative ribbon alongside a vintage basting brush. But I […]

Nanny’s Italian Stuffed Peppers

A few weeks ago, I drove Jack’s mother (our beloved Nanny) to a family baby shower. During our ride, Nanny mentioned that she had recently given her Italian Stuffed Peppers recipe to my nephew Kevin, who had moved across the country to live in California. Anytime there is talk about family recipes being shared – […]

Easy Napa Cabbage Slaw

Today’s Easy Napa Cabbage Slaw is another side dish that goes very well with the Peanut Ginger Chicken and the Fruit and Cucumber Salsa recipes that we shared over the last few days. (This really is a wonderful menu for your next summertime barbecue!) This Easy Napa Cabbage Slaw is made with simple ingredients and […]

Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

This Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to yesterday’s Coconut Shrimp recipe! If you read yesterday post – today’s recipe was inspired by that same family dinner that we enjoyed last month after our daughter’s dance recital. My father-in-law’s coconut shrimp was served with a spicy chili sauce – but his complaint was […]

Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Last month, for our daughter’s first communion party, we served these Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers to rave reviews. Several guests asked if we’d share the recipe here on A Family Feast – so here it is! These Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers are really the perfect party appetizer because they can be made in advance, then […]

Chicken Pizzaiola

Chicken Pizzaiola is a fun, easy-to-make dinner that the whole family is sure to love! It’s made from the ever-versatile chicken as the main ingredient and flavored with some of our favorite pizza-inspired toppings! This dish has its origins from ‘carne alla pizzaiola’ which is roughly translated from Italian as “meat in pizza style.” Traditionally, […]

Sausage Veggie Breakfast Bake

This post is sponsored by the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”® Campaign.  All opinions are 100% mine. At our house, we drink a LOT of milk!  Three of us easily go through close to two gallons of milk a week.   Our seven-year-old says that “…cold white milk…” is her most favorite thing to drink – […]

Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers

We’ve been enjoying an Indian Summer here in New England – with some warm and beautiful sunny days.  And thanks to that – our garden is still going strong with green peppers and herbs, plus a few last straggler tomatoes!  So tons of peppers from the garden usually means it’s time to make one of […]

Italian Sausage Sub with Toasted Fennel Aioli

Oh yum…I think you’re going to love this recipe! And don’t be mistaken by appearances – this may look like your average Italian sausage sub with mushrooms, peppers and onions.  But it’s so much more!  Our version of an Italian sausage sub is all about layering flavors – and that makes this a truly memorable […]

Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir-Fry

Even as food bloggers, my husband Jack and I really do try to find some balance in our diet!  We often share recipes that are delicious but very decadent, and definitely not geared toward any of our readers who might be on a diet.  So I’m actually very happy anytime we feature recipes like this […]

Sesame Chicken Skewers with Sriracha-Soy Dipping Sauce

Our grill has been working overtime this summer, and these Sesame Chicken Skewers with Srirachi-Soy Dipping Sauce are a light and healthy option for a delicious summertime meal.   These skewers are great to prepare ahead of time, and they take just minutes to grill after a day at work or the beach! What really makes […]

Confetti Corn

We’ve started to see some great deals on fresh corn at our local market.  In fact, just the other day, I spotted twelve ears of corn for only $1.98!  Never one to pass up a good bargain, I filled a bag full of corn and starting dreaming up recipes! This recipe for Confetti Corn immediately […]

Chopped Salad with Pasta

Our Chopped Salad with Pasta is another great option for a light summer menu!  What I particularly like about this recipe is that it’s a complete all-in-one meal – so it’s great packed as a take-along lunch for a picnic or a day at the beach. This chopped salad with pasta is full of delicious, […]

Italian Fish Chowder

Years ago, my husband Jack lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts – a coastal city located north of Boston and famous for its thriving fishing industry, as well as a popular summer destination for tourists.  During that time, Jack often ate at a restaurant called Halibut Point Restaurant & Bar, named after its proximity to Halibut Point State […]

Panzanella (Bread Salad)

This recipe for Panzanella – a fabulous salad made with bread, tomatoes and other vegetables – is one of our all-time favorite, go-to recipes for summertime barbeques. We brought this salad to a barbeque at our neighbors’ house over Memorial Day weekend and – as always – it was a huge hit! Panzanella, is a […]

Braised Beef Over Egg Noodles

Today we’re sharing a recipe that has been part of my husband Jack’s recipe collection for many years – a delicious and tender Braised Beef Over Egg Noodles. During Jack’s food service career, this braised beef over egg noodles was on the menu quite often and it is a recipe that he’s really perfected over […]

Jack’s Chili

We love hearing from our readers, and last week we received a request from a reader asking about a recipe for chili.  Our reader, Clare, was about to attend a chili cook-off and she wondered if we had a good recipe that we could share.  So – always happy to oblige – here is Jack’s Chili […]

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 […]