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Polish-Style Steamed PEI Mussels

This Polish-Style Steamed PEI Mussels recipe post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of the Mussels Industry Council of Prince Edward Island. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Be sure to VOTE for YOUR favorite PEI mussels recipe – when […]

Lazanki with Mushrooms and Beef

A Family Feast readers are sometimes very vocal – especially in the comment section of a few of our Polish family recipes. I don’t mind at all – I love the passion of our fellow foodies! One particular reader inspired today’s recipe for Lazanki with Mushrooms and Beef. A while back I received a comment […]

Bigos (Polish Hunter’s Stew)

Bigos is a traditional Polish dish made with a variety of meats that have been cut into bite-sized pieces and stewed with sauerkraut and cabbage. Also sometimes called “Hunter’s Stew” – this delicious, hearty meal can be made with just about any sort of meat including pork, poultry, beef, or game, plus a variety of […]

Polish Babka

Yesterday, we shared a fancier, dessert-suitable version of a babka – but today’s Polish Babka is more in line with the kind that I remember eating on holidays at my grandmother’s house. Babka – a soft, dense cross between a cake and a bread – is traditionally baked for Easter Sunday in Poland. It has […]

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Babka

Earlier this year, I read somewhere that 2016 is ‘the year of the babka’ so we’re jumping on the bandwagon! Babka is a sweet yeast cake similar in texture to a brioche, but there are actually many different versions of babka around! Today’s recipe – a Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Babka – is more akin to […]

Whole30 Stuffed Cabbage

Starting a food blog three-plus years ago has been one of the best things that my husband Jack and I have done together – aside from getting married, having a family, and building a wonderful marriage and life together of course! A Family Feast has become our family business, plus a way to do something […]

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, […]

Polish Dill Pickle Soup

This Polish Dill Pickle Soup will likely stand out as one of the most ‘unusual’ recipes we share here on A Family Feast – but I tell you – it’s also one of the most addictively delicious too! As you can tell from the title of the recipe, this is another Polish family classic – […]

Our American Kitchen Memories (& Our Favorite Family Recipes)

We’re sharing #OurAmericanKitchen Memories as part of a sponsored post for GE Appliances. All opinions are 100% mine. When my husband Jack and I started dating (way back when!) we discovered that we had quite a lot in common. We each came from large, working-class families with lots of brothers and sisters, and parents who […]

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet

We created this incredible Cheesy Smoked Sausage Skillet as part of a sponsored post for Hillshire Farm and Ahold USA. All opinions are 100% mine. #SausageSoSimple Growing up in a big Polish family, kielbasa and other smoked sausages were a frequent (and favorite) part of many family meals! Kielbasa is ‘in my blood’ – and […]

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 […]


PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Today’s recipe for Pierogi is one that is near and dear to my heart! I grew up in a family that was Polish on both sides, and today’s recipe is adapted from the one that my Babci (that means ‘grandmother’ in Polish) on my mother’s side of the family shared with […]

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 […]


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 […]

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! This post is sponsored by No Yolks and BlogHer. If you’re a regular here on A Family Feast, then you’ve probably become quite accustomed to seeing recipes that originated from my husband Jack’s side of the family! But today, we’re sharing a recipe inspired by MY side of the family – […]

Sweet Hot Mustard Sauce with Grilled Kielbasa

There is no other word to describe this Sweet Hot Mustard Sauce with Grilled Kielbasa except – AMAZING! My college roommate Sarah gave me the recipe for this sweet hot mustard sauce many years ago!  It has a fantastic combination of both sweet and spicy flavors that are perfectly balanced in a thick, rich sauce […]

Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage

Over the last month or so, as Jack and I started to plan out our holiday recipes to share here on A Family Feast, we spent a lot of time talking about old family recipes! On Jack’s side of the family – Italian fare was the standard, so recipes like beef braciole and lasagna were […]