Recipes Under $20

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Roasted Tomato & Corn Pie with Smoked Gouda and Caramelized Onions

October 20, 2014

Roasted Tomato & Corn Pie with Smoked Gouda and Caramelized Onions Serves 4-6 Adapted from The Painted Apron Ingredients: 1 pint grape tomatoes – $2.49 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided – stock 1 small sweet onion, roughly chopped – $1.04 1 Tablespoon butter – stock 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen – $0.69 ½ […]

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No-Cook Tomato & Brie Pasta Sauce with Sweet Basil

October 16, 2014

No-Cook Tomato & Brie Pasta Sauce with Sweet Basil Serves 4 Slightly adapted from a recipe published in Redbook Ingredients: 1-pound pasta (cavatelli or cavatappi works well here) – $2.39 ½-cup reserved pasta water 1-pound very roughly chopped ripe tomatoes (I use grape or cherry tomatoes b/c they’re often sweeter) – $3.99 ¼-cup extra virgin […]

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Pear, Pancetta & Gorgonzola Quiche with Toasted Walnuts

September 15, 2014

Pear & Gorgonzola Quiche with Toasted Walnuts Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 4 oz. diced pancetta (or bacon) – $3.69 1 extra-large shallot, diced – $0.79 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter – stock 1 Tablespoon brown sugar – stock 2 large ripe pears; 1 pear cut into chunks, 1 sliced thinly – $1.99 4 eggs, lightly beaten – […]

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Warm Super Greens Salad with Pistachios & Sweet Peaches

August 25, 2014

Warm Super Greens Salad with Sweet Peaches Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 cups baby heirloom or grape tomatoes – $2.29 3 ripe peaches cut into 1/8ths – $1.60 18 cups of “super” greens – $5.99 6 Tablespoons of crumbled blue cheese – $3.99 (for the block) 6 Tablespoons of chopped nuts (I use pistachios) – stock […]

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Pulled Pork Pasta Salad

August 5, 2014

Pulled Pork Pasta Salad Serves 12 as a side dish Note: This salad was intended as a straight-up side dish to enjoy pretty much any season. As I wasn’t entertaining a large group of guests, I found myself scarfing up just about all of the leftovers after our first round of photos and tastings. At […]

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Summer Panzanella Salad with Sweet Peaches, Watermelon and Fresh Mozzarella

June 25, 2014

Summer Panzanella Salad Serves 4 Note: Unlike many of our recipes that get better with time, this one is best served and eaten immediately after preparing. Ingredients: 1 large beefsteak tomato, cut into 1-inch cubes – $2.39 3 cups cubed French bread or boule (1-inch cubes) – $2.49 Pinch of salt – stock 2 Tablespoons […]

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Sweet & Savory Asian-style Pulled Pork

May 19, 2014

Sweet & Savory Asian-Style Pulled Pork Serves 8 Inspired by Dessert Before Dinner Dry Rub Ingredients: ½-Tablespoon Chinese Five Spice – $2.26 Generous amount of freshly ground black pepper – stock ½-Tablespoon kosher salt – stock ½-Tablespoon packed brown sugar – stock 1 teaspoon ground ginger – stock 5lb bone-in pork shoulder – $10.51 Ingredients […]

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Spinach-Mango Salad Pizzettes

March 18, 2014

Spinach-Mango Salad Pizzettes Makes 6 Pizzettes Ingredients: 1-package whole-wheat pita breads (6 per package) – $2.59 1/3 lb. Fontina cheese, shredded – $2.00 1 ripe mangoes, pitted and cut into ¼” dice – $1.00 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped – $0.99 1 Jalapeno pepper, minced – $0.14 ¼ cup Bermuda onion, finely diced – $0.79 […]

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Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew with Chicken Sausage

March 4, 2014

Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew with Chicken Sausage Serves 10 Ingredients: 5 Tablespoons olive oil, divided – stock 2 stalks of celery, sliced – $0.49 3 medium-large carrots, cut into ½ – inch rounds – $0.69 1 medium Vidalia onion, diced – $1.22 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½ – inch dice […]

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Honey & Cashew-Crusted Chicken

February 11, 2014

Honey & Cashew-Crusted Chicken Serves 3 Ingredients: 1½ lbs chicken drumsticks – $3.00 ¾-cup Italian seasoned Panko breadcrumbs – $2.59 ½-cup roasted, unsalted cashews, crumbled into bits (I dump into a ziploc, seal and bash with a mallet) – $5.99 ¾ teaspoon kosher salt – stock ½-cup flour – stock 1 egg – stock 1 […]

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Chicken Tikka Masala

January 20, 2014

Chicken Tikka Masala Serves 3 to 4 Adapted from Annie’s Noms Ingredients for the Marinade: ¾-cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt – $1.49 3 teaspoons lemon juice – stock ¾ teaspoon ground cumin – stock ¾ teaspoon kosher salt – stock ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper – stock ¼ teaspoon ground ginger – stock 1½ lbs […]

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Black Bean Soup with Chicken Sausage and Honey Crisp Apple

December 3, 2013

Black Bean Soup with Chicken Sausage and Honey Crisp Apple Serves 8 Note: When I’m preparing homemade soup, if I don’t have a stash of my own chicken or veggie stock I buy organic stock, not broth, from my local market. The stock is less salty than canned broth and while it’s more expensive, it’s […]

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Peach and Mozzarella Paninis with a Fig-Shallot Tapenade

September 23, 2013

Peach and Mozzarella Paninis with a Fig-Shallot Tapenade Makes 4 sandwiches (with leftover tapenade) Ingredients for the Tapenade: 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter – stock 3 shallots, minced finely or pulsed in a food processor – $2.49 1 teaspoon sugar – stock Salt & pepper – stock 6-7 fresh figs, finely diced or pulsed in a […]

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Pappardelle with Summer Corn, Caramelized Leeks and Sweet Basil

September 12, 2013

Pappardelle with Summer Corn, Caramelized Leeks and Sweet Basil Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 extra large leeks, sliced into thin rounds (yields ~2 heaping cups) -$2.99 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided – stock 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil – stock ¼-lb ham, chopped -$1.75 1/3 cup dry white wine – stock 2 ears of corn […]

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Sugar Snap Peas with Sliced Pears, Gouda, and Pistachios

August 26, 2013

Sugar Snap Peas with Sliced Pears, Gouda, and Pistachios Serves 4 Note: I made a full container of the dressing but only needed to drizzle small amounts over the individual sugar snap salads, being careful to scoop some of the shallots with a small spoon. I used the reserve throughout the rest of the week […]

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Broiled Eggplant with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onion, and Brie

August 15, 2013

Broiled Eggplant with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onion, and Brie Serves 6 Note: Sweat the eggplant before cooking as it reduces the acidity. Line two baking racks with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides of the eggplant slices with salt and arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking racks. Allow to “sweat” for 20 minutes. (You […]

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Five-Minute Pesto Parmesan Meatballs

August 1, 2013

Pesto-Parmesan Meatballs Makes 10-12 racquetball-size meatballs Ingredients: 1 ¼ pound lean ground beef – $3.99 ¾ cup Italian-style breadcrumbs – $2.29 1/3-cup basil pesto (homemade or store-bought) – $3.99 ¼ cup fresh spinach, chopped finely – $1.99 ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan – $2.25 1 extra large egg, lightly beaten – stock A pinch of […]

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Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus

July 2, 2013

Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus Serves 10-12 as a side Ingredients: 2 pints grape tomatoes – $4.00 1 teaspoon brown sugar – stock Pinch of kosher salt – stock Freshly ground black pepper – stock 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided – stock A big bunch of thin asparagus – $3.99 1 lb […]

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Greek Pastitsio – Baked Pasta with Homemade Meat Sauce and Bechamel

June 6, 2013

Greek Pastitsio – Baked Pasta with Meat Sauce and Bechamel Adapted from Simply Delicious Serves 10 Ingredients: 1½lbs lean ground beef – $6.00 2 medium sweet onions, finely chopped – $1.59 3 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped – $0.99 3 celery stalks, finely chopped – $2.99 4 garlic cloves, crushed – stock 2 bay […]

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Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese, Crisp Bacon and Fresh Chives

May 6, 2013

Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese, Crisp Bacon and Fresh Chives Serves 4 Inspired by a recipe from Everyday Living Ingredients: ½ pound pasta (shells, farfalle, cavatappi or orechiette work best) – $1.99 1½ cups of reserved pasta water, divided 6 slices of thick-cut bacon – $3.29 4 ounces of goat cheese – $3.99 ½ cup […]

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Sesame Ginger Salmon over Soba Noodles

April 22, 2013

Mariel here. We all have recipes in our repertoire that we turn to when we’re staring down the dinner hour with no clue what to make. In fact, we have an entire section in our Recipe Index devoted to such dishes. For many years my go-to no-clue dinner has been a soy-sesame salmon that is […]

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Cinnamon-Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki

April 2, 2013

Mariel here. A lamb recipe right after Easter? Sure, why not! After finishing two deadlines for work, I’m short on words today, but I will say this: these are incredibly easy to make, everyone in my family inhaled them, and they work equally well rolled into a pita or speared by toothpicks. Make them, they’re […]

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Latin Spice Roast Chicken with Spanish Paprika & Fresh Lime

March 6, 2013

  Mariel here. I first spotted this Latin Spice Chicken on Always Order Dessert. The crisp, russet-colored skin left my keyboard covered in drool, and since roasting a chicken is one of the easiest ways to keep everybody fed without spending hours in the kitchen, I love finding new ways to dress it up. I […]

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Chicken, Cheddar and Fingerling Potato Tart

February 18, 2013

Mariel here. Last week’s 21-inch “dusting” of snow left me with a hankering for something homey. Back in the day, my mom used to cobble together a pretty killer chicken pot pie using leftovers and frozen veggies. Later she elevated her kid-friendly staple into this rendition with leeks, sweet potatoes and portabellas, but I’m not […]

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Chipotle-Spiced Oven Tacos with Black Beans and Pepper Jack

January 31, 2013

Mariel here. Two recipes in one week?! Could it be…could things be returning to pre-baby normality here at Feast? It’s starting to look that way… Since I spent the last quarter of 2012 indulging in takeout, I’ve been doing my best to get back into the kitchen and prep a few jumbo-size meals at the […]

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Roasted Tomato Cobbler with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese Biscuits

January 21, 2013

Mariel here. So far I’ve been loving my new kitchen…but the only drawback is that I’ve become somewhat obsessive about keeping it clean. I come by the OCD honestly though: I still have vivid memories of my mother on her hands and knees combing rug fringe. She even went so far as to purchase a […]

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Leek and Apple Soup with St Andre and Sweet Potato

November 12, 2012

Mary Anne here. We really are cooking in these parts, although you’d never know it by the pitifully few posts making it to our beloved blog. It seems that I’m long on inspiration but short on time when it comes to formally writing my latest creations. Hurricanes and snow storms only serve to slow my […]

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Baked Penne Rigate with Smoked Mozzarella and Eggplant Tomato Sauce

October 15, 2012

Mary Anne here. This autumnal comfort casserole was actually created in the heat of summer. It’s been pretty clear here at Feast that I am in relentless pursuit of meals for Mariel that are protein-packed and vitamin-rich, quick to re-heat, and enough quantity to provide more than a one-time flash-in-the-pan dinner. This lasagna-like dish is […]

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Empanadas Stuffed with Lamb, Sweet Potatoes, and Montrachet

September 5, 2012

Mary Anne here. These were created in the heat of July, when Mariel still had the glazed look of a zombie, and Lil Man was on a feeding frenzy 18 hours out of 24. In need of quick meals that could be delivered as fast as take-out, I conjured up these “emapanadas,” which more than […]

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Mushroom Quiche with Crisp Turkey Bacon and Sweet Onions

August 31, 2012

Mariel here…on behalf of Mary Anne. Since my mom has been over everyday helping me out with my little man and making sure I eat a proper dinner, I thought I’d do her a favor and write an intro to HER delicious quiche recipe, since she’d been fretting over finding the time. I wouldn’t want […]

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Chicken Enchiladas with Sweet Onions & Shredded Jack

July 3, 2012

Mary Anne here. I know that I’ve been absent from our beloved blog recently, but I have some pretty hefty excuses. I won’t bore y’all with each and every scintillating detail, but suffice it to say that as Mariel prepares to become a mama, this older version of motherhood is having a different sort of […]

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Drunken Peach Sundaes with Pistachios & Fresh Mint

June 28, 2012

Mariel here. Swollen, exhausted and otherwise feeling at the top of my game, I’ve decided to try and keep to my regular schedule as much as possible until the baby arrives so that I don’t go totally insane with anticipation. (It’s not working). They weren’t kidding when they said the 9th month is the hardest. […]

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Tex-Mex Pizza with Chorizo and Black Beans

June 5, 2012

Mary Anne here. Yesterday Mariel and I shared our mutual sorrow at having so little time for our beloved blog. But before you feel tooo terribly sad over our negligence, it’s actually a time to celebrate! My gorgeous girl and her fabulous husband have moved to the ‘burbs…and just a mere mile from this madre. […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

May 21, 2012

Mariel here. I spent the past weekend down in Asheville, NC celebrating my best friend’s wedding. I served as her (very pregnant) matron of honor and although I moved a little more slowly than usual, I managed to keep pace with the whirring, purring wedding machine. She was hand’s down one of the calmest brides […]

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Spring Pasta with Leeks, Green Peas, Asparagus and Sausage

May 16, 2012

Mariel here. We haven’t forgotten about Feast…just reveling in a little pre-Memorial Day mania, complete with, packing, moving, a full-scale kitchen renovation and a late-stage pregnancy. Feeling a little uninspired as of late, I turned to this easy-as-one-two-three dish brimming with loads of seasonal green veggies and a no-fuss sauce. Serve this alongside a simple […]

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Rigatoni with Sundried Tomatoes, Pancetta, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil

May 3, 2012

Mariel here. I’m not sure if it was Lana’s BLT Pasta over at Never Enough Thyme or How Sweet Eats‘ Creamy Caprese Pasta that originally inspired me, but somewhere, somehow this dish occurred to me while standing in front of the fridge. I was hemming and hawing over what to make for lunch – a […]

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Tortellini Soup with Prosciutto and Spinach

May 1, 2012

Mary Anne here. My generation got to enjoy the very first super-warehouse grocery stores like Sam’s and Costco. Actually, Costco was initially dubbed Price Club so I still find myself calling it that.  But the point is, I began to love a chore I had always hated – grocery shopping. The aisles brimmed with all […]

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Four-Cheese Southwestern Breakfast Strata with Chorizo

April 17, 2012

Mary Anne here. Last week an old high school friend wrote to me on Facebook and waxed eloquent about her family reunions where apple-laced stratas were frequent features and she got me thinking about this versatile, old fashioned favorite. This rustic breakfast staple also used to be a staple in my catering repertoire when I […]

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Greek-Style Chicken Pita Wraps with Homemade Tzatziki

March 29, 2012

Greek-Style Chicken Wraps with Homemade Tzatziki Makes 6 pitas Adapted from TheKitchn.com Ingredients for the Chicken Marinade: 1½ lbs of boneless chicken breasts, chopped into bite-size chunks – $6.50 1½ cups plain, low-fat yogurt – $3.29 5 tablespoons olive oil – stock 3 teaspoons oregano – stock 1 teaspoon salt – stock ½ teaspoon red […]

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Lettuce Wraps Stuffed with Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

March 22, 2012

Mary Anne here. This past weekend, when I ran into an old friend at the supermarket, he casually asked if I had stopped creating new recipes for Feast and was simply overseeing Mariel’s work. I literally stopped dead in my tracks. Two things struck me about the comment: first, I would never stop cooking, and […]

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