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Oven Baked Beet Chips

Oven Baked Beet Chips are a delicious, salty, and naturally-sweet snack! A couple of months ago, my husband Jack was cooking dinner for us while I drove our daughter home from one of her after-school activities. He wanted to make a quick side dish, and spotted some fresh beets in our refrigerator drawer. Jack sliced […]

Tuscan Kale with Garlic Tomatoes

Tuscan Kale with Garlic Tomatoes is bursting with flavor from pan-roasted garlic and sweet grape tomatoes. A couple of weekends ago, we had an impromptu get-together with our family. What started as plans to just serve a few light breakfast foods evolved into more of a full-on brunch menu.  (What can I say? As food […]

Miso Fried Rice

Cook our Miso Fried Rice just once – and you’ll never make this classic Asian dish any other way! If you saw this post from earlier in the week, then you already know that Jack and I are on a big ‘cooking with miso’ kick. Miso is delicious! And it adds great flavor to so […]

Milk Street’s Sweet and Spicy Ginger Green Beans

These Sweet and Spicy Ginger Green Beans are some of the most delicious green beans ever! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Last winter, I attended a recipe development class at 177 Milk Street in Boston, the new venture that Chris Kimball started after he left America’s Test Kitchen. In addition to being curious about the new […]

Beef Stew with Dumplings

Beef Stew with Dumplings is a delicious, classic recipe and the ultimate comfort food! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! I’m often told that I am very lucky to have a husband who loves to cook – and they are absolutely correct.  It’s an added bonus that he also happens to be a very, very good cook!  […]

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 […]

Ratatouille Bruschetta

French and Italian cuisine have come together today in one delicious dish! You must try this Ratatouille Bruschetta recipe! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Do you remember the children’s movie called Ratatouille? In that movie, the snobby restaurant critic named Anton Ego is served a ratatouille so delicious that he is reduced to tears. That simple, […]

Mediterranean Nachos

Who says snacking and eating healthy can’t go hand in hand? Our Mediterranean Nachos are a delicious way to eat more veggies! With summer entertaining still in full swing – I’m noticing a bit of a food trend with our family and friends. More and more of our guests are choosing to eat the healthier […]

Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Vegetable Medley

This recipe for Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Vegetable Medley is sponsored by Peapod as part of our ongoing ambassadorship. All opinions are 100% mine. For us, summertime means grilling outdoors and cooking with fresh, seasonal produce.  Especially here in New England – where the summer growing season is shorter than other parts of the […]

Summer Vegetable Torte

This gorgeous Summer Vegetable Torte is a real show stopper! Better yet – it’s as delicious to eat as it is pretty to look at! This Summer Vegetable Torte also happens to be a great way to cook with all of those ripe, luscious summer vegetables and those savory herbs that are growing like gangbusters […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Our Zucchini Lasagna is cheesy and meaty…and a delicious way to use up those large zucchini growing in your garden.

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Dressing

This Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Dressing is one of those meals that your dinner guests will talk about for a long time! A colorful collection of in-season vegetables is first marinated, then grilled – then served all together on a platter with a sprinkle of crispy bacon and little mozzarella balls on top, plus […]

Vegetable Broth & Chef Knife Giveaway

Thank you to Hammer Stahl for providing us with complementary cookware to make our Vegetable Broth, and for review purposes.  We’re also giving away a Hammer Stahl 6” Chef Knife (retail value $99.00 ) to one lucky A Family Feast reader. See giveaway details below. Every home cook should know how to make a great […]

Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa (Whole30)

Even if you aren’t following the Whole30 or other low-carb eating program, you’ll love this Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa! Watch our video and see how easy it is to make:   In fact, this Mediterranean Salsa is a delicious, easy side dish to have on hand in your refrigerator.  Then spoon it on […]

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach is a classic, vegetable side dish that goes with just about any meal! This creamy, cheesy version is especially good with a grilled or pan-seared steak. There is a trick to making Creamed Spinach that isn’t too runny, watery and over-cooked – and we detail all of our tips in the recipe below. […]

Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach

This Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach is an easy and delicious way to eat your veggies! We’ve been on a big cauliflower kick lately. It’s a lower carb and lower calorie alternative to potatoes – plus cauliflower cooks up quickly and tastes delicious! I’m always looking for delicious ways to eat more veggies. A few weeks […]

Holiday Chicken Soup

This Holiday Chicken Soup is a very special soup! It has an intense, rich flavor thanks to a chicken and beef (or veal) stock that simmers for eight (yes eight!) hours on the stove – resulting in one of the best soups you’ll ever eat! I’m going to ask this of you right upfront here: […]

Sautéed Beet Greens

Ever since we tried the Whole30 program earlier this year, my husband Jack eats a healthy breakfast every day that consists of eggs, roasted root vegetables, and sautéed greens (usually kale). He does a lot of the prep ahead of time – roasting up the veggies and sautéing the greens – so only a quick […]

Quinoa Chicken and Vegetable Salad

This Quinoa Chicken and Vegetable Salad recipe is sponsored by Shaw’s and Albertsons. All opinions are 100% mine. #OrganicForAll If you follow me over on Instagram, then you likely saw that I spent a few days in Chicago last month with Shaw’s learning all about their O Organics product line. Starting my morning off right […]

Farm Box Vegetable Egg Rolls

We developed these Farm Box Vegetable Egg Rolls as part our ongoing ambassadorship with Peapod. All opinions are 100% mine. Over the last year, we’ve been sharing lots of delicious recipes and talking about the convenience of Peapod – the nation’s leading grocery delivery service. But did you know that Peapod also supports local farmers […]

Tri-Color Cauliflower Salad

Inspiration for today’s Tri-Color Cauliflower Salad came to me at the supermarket.  I was shopping for a few items, when I spotted a display of different colored cauliflower – and that was enough to inspire this recipe! In addition to the white, orange and green cauliflower we used in this Tri-Color Cauliflower Salad – you […]

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 […]

Easy Meat Lover’s Pizza

We developed this Easy Meat Lover’s Pizza as part of a sponsored post for SheKnows and the makers of the  HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® brand.  All opinions are 100% mine. This Easy Meat Lover’s Pizza is proof positive that you can still enjoy a delicious pizza night at home even if you’re making an effort to […]

Ham and Vegetable Soup

This delicious Ham and Vegetable Soup is the perfect way to cook with a leftover ham bone that you might have on hand from a special Sunday supper or a holiday meal! Among the many things that my husband Jack and I have in common – we were both taught by our parents to never […]

Cold Veggie Pizza

We developed this Cold Veggie Pizza as part of a sponsored post for The Marzetti® Brand.  All opinions are 100% mine. #ForTheLoveofProduce This is one of my favorite times of year!  School has just let out for the year, so that means a more relaxed schedule for all of us, and more fun with family […]

Fresh Vegetable Pasta Salad

Today is our first ‘official’ day of summer break from the school year, and I’m really looking forward to a more relaxed schedule for the next few months. OK – this really doesn’t have anything to do with our Fresh Vegetable Pasta Salad recipe that we’re sharing today – but for some reason, this year, […]

Hearty Vegetable Soup

This Hearty Vegetable Soup fits into any healthy eating plan and is just plain delicious! My husband Jack and I are still following the Whole30 program – most of the time these days. We find that we best stay on track with some meal planning ahead of time. For us, that means always having some […]

Chesapeake Salsa

Our local supermarket sells a variety of fresh salsas in the refrigerated section of the deli department – including one they call Chesapeake Salsa. We actually bought the Chesapeake Salsa for the first time by accident! Typically, we go for the traditional Mexican-inspired salsas which are sold in various levels of spiciness and heat. But […]

Carrots with Herbes de Provence

These Carrots with Herbes de Provence are another favorite recipe of ours when preparing cooked carrots, and an easy way to add a touch of elegance to any dinner! Herbes de Provence is a mix of dried herbs common to the Provence region of France – and it is a truly wonderful with fish, meats […]

Crunchy Vegetable Rice Bowl with Warm Peanut Sauce

Today’s recipe – this fantastic Crunchy Vegetable Rice Bowl with Warm Peanut Sauce – was featured in this month’s Bon Appetit magazine and as soon as I spotted the recipe, I immediately knew I wanted to make it! A healthy, chopped slaw salad with a mix of other crunchy vegetables, served with warm brown rice, […]

Scarpaccia {Zucchini Tart}

Every Italian family (and every non-Italian family for that matter!) needs a good Scarpaccia in their recipe collection.  Scarpaccia is a delicious zucchini tart or flatbread with such fantastic flavors – we would eat this dish every week if we could! Scarpaccia is a dish that originates from the Tuscan coastal areas around Viagreggio, an […]

Tuscan-Style Roasted Carrots

Our local club store has been selling packages of gorgeous baby carrots this Spring, and after enjoying some of these tender little carrots on Easter at our friends’ house – we rushed to the store to buy some for ourselves! Today’s Tuscan-Style Roasted Carrots recipe is loosely adapted from a carrot recipe originally found in […]

Carrot Salad

We developed this Carrot Salad recipe as part of our ongoing Ambassadorship with Peapod.  All opinions are 100% mine. After a long, cold winter – it thrills me to see all kinds of fresh, colorful produce in the market again, now that Spring is here! This Carrot Salad recipe is a delicious way to cook […]

Whole30 Chili

My husband Jack and I have one more week to go on the Whole30 program and I have to say, recipes like this Whole30 Chili have been a lifesaver! First of all, this Whole30 Chili is absolutely fantastic! A combination of ground beef and pork are combined with a mix of vegetables like zucchini, white […]

Garden Vegetable Ratatouille

Hey everyone! Today we are sharing the recipe for this Garden Vegetable Ratatouille as guest bloggers on Amee’s Savory Dish. Over on Amee’s blog, you’ll find lots of delicious “cleaned up” Southern dishes and proof that nutritious food CAN taste amazing! Last year I had the huge pleasure of meeting Amee on a trip to […]

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 […]

New England Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef and Cabbage)

For years, my husband Jack has wanted to share his recipe for New England Boiled Dinner here on A Family Feast. I’m going to admit – I pretty much shot the idea down – thinking that there really isn’t much to making a New England Boiled Dinner! The classic meal consists of corned beef and […]

Roasted Radishes and Root Vegetables

Today’s Roasted Radishes and Root Vegetables is as pretty and colorful as it is delicious! It’s also quick and easy to prepare – and really – you can make this side dish with just about any root vegetables you have on hand. The unlikely hero in this dish is the red radish! Different from the […]

Stir Fry Salmon and Vegetables with Multi-Grain Medley

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Like many people these days, Jack and I are making a conscious effort to incorporate healthier foods into our diet and our recipes! That includes more vegetables, lean meats and fish, and healthier grains. But I have to admit – one of the biggest challenges for us is time! […]

White Chicken Pizza

When friends come over to our house, we often have a “Make Your Own Pizza” night – where we put out lots of different meats, toppings and sauces. Each guest can create their own favorite pizza and it is a great way to get your dinner guests interacting and having fun! When it comes to […]

Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

Hey everyone! Jack and I would love your feedback! Here at A Family Feast, we’re probably best known for our family-friendly recipes that fall solidly into the “comfort food” category! We certainly love our meat and potatoes, pasta and cheeses, and decadent desserts! But every so often, we get an email or a comment from […]

Antipasto Salad

We developed this Antipasto Salad recipe as part of an ongoing Brand Ambassadorship with Peapod. All opinions are 100% mine. Today is the first day of school for our third grader, and I’m actually very sad to see summer vacation end! We had a really great summer this year – some family road trips, gorgeous […]

Tortellini Salad with Roasted Vegetables

This Tortellini Salad with Roasted Vegetables has been one of my go-to recipes for a long time! I’ve been making it for at least a decade – and it always gets rave reviews from anyone who eats it! We start out by roasting a mix of cubed eggplant, red and orange bell peppers, red onion […]

Garden Vegetable Ragout

Today’s delicious Garden Vegetable Ragout was fully inspired by (as you can guess from the recipe name) a garden full of fresh vegetables! A “ragout” (pronounced ra-gu) is French for a main dish stew and it comes from the word ragoûter, which means “to revive the taste.” Our recipe today is a mix of sweet […]

Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie

Today’s recipe for Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie is summertime comfort food. I also love that it’s a one-dish meal that the entire family will love! Inspired by a newspaper clipping from The Boston Globe that I’ve saved for years, this Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie is also a wonderful way to enjoy summer garden […]

Baked Zucchini Fries

I still remember the first time I ate Zucchini Fries! I was attending graduate school in Boston back in the 1990’s, and my friends and I often ate at a restaurant called Division 16 which was located right around the corner from our school in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. It was a popular student hangout […]

Vegetable Chili

Today we’re sharing a perfect, delicious recipe to feed a crowd – and another great way to cook with in-season, summer vegetables! I’ve made this fantastic Vegetable Chili so many times over the years that the binder of my well-worn copy of this cookbook is cracked and automatically falls open to the page where the […]

Zucchini and Eggs {Cocozelle}

My husband Jack is back today to tell the story behind this recipe for Zucchini and Eggs – or as his Italian family called it Cocozelle. Here is Jack in his own words: Zucchini and Eggs is a simple, classic Italian dish and it is often served when summertime’s garden zucchini is plentiful.  Looking around […]

Mario Batali’s Green Beans (Fagiolini in Padella)

Last week, we found ourselves with quite a large crop of green beans from our garden! So of course, we decided to make and share a favorite recipe here on A Family Feast. Today’s recipe is Mario Batali’s Green Beans – or as the celebrity chef calls this recipe: Fagiolini in Padella. Fagiolini in Padella […]

Simple Cucumber Salad

A few weekends ago, our daughter attended a birthday party at a friend’s house, and there were lots of delicious food served for both kids and adults. The neighbor of the family hosting the party brought a delicious, Simple Cucumber Salad that everyone raved about! As it usually happens – my husband Jack asked for […]

Tuscan Zucchini with Tomatoes, Garlic & Mint

I have to say – I love authentic Italian cuisine because of the way that simple, fresh ingredients are combined together into one fantastic dish!   And this Tuscan Zucchini with Tomatoes, Garlic & Mint is a perfect example of that cooking approach. Ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen – fresh zucchini, garlic, canned […]

Korean-Style Marinated Cucumbers

We made these Korean-Style Marinated Cucumbers as part of a sponsored post for #OXOGreenSaver and Melissa’s Produce. All opinions are 100% ours. Back when my husband Jack and I first started dating, one of our first dates was dinner out with his friends at a small, out-of-the-way Korean restaurant up near the border of Massachusetts […]

Pineapple Mango Mahi Mahi and Vegetables Over Rice

We created this Pineapple Mango Mahi Mahi and Vegetables Over Rice as part of a sponsored post for Morey’s Seafood International. All opinions are 100% mine. Living along coastal New England, our family is very lucky to have easy access to fresh, local fish and seafood from our local markets. But sometimes, we like to […]

Summer Salad with Goat Cheese-Filled Potato Cakes

This incredible Summer Salad with Goat Cheese-Filled Potato Cakes is a recipe that we first made last year for a lunch with friends – and it has made a regular appearance on our table ever since! A simple summer salad of fresh garden vegetables is tossed with a zesty champagne vinaigrette, then topped with a […]

Mediterranean Pasta Primavera

Today, I’m passing the keyboard over to my husband Jack so he can share the inspiration behind today’s recipe for Mediterranean Pasta Primavera! (I love being told that I am right about something – and seeing it in writing is even better!) 😉 Here is Jack in his own words: I’ll be honest here: I […]

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 […]

Thai Vegetable Dip

I made this Thai Vegetable Dip using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps Eeek! I just looked at the calendar – and shorts and t-shirt season is just around the corner! It’s been a long, cold winter here in New England (and still – a chilly spring!) and I’ve […]