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Cheesy Zucchini Pie with Prosciutto and Sweet Onions ala Alyssa

October 22, 2014

Zucchini Pie ala Alyssa Serves 12 Ingredients: ½ lb. zucchini, scrubbed and chopped diced – $1.75 2 Tablespoons olive oil – stock 1 medium-large Vidalia onion, diced – $1.16 3 cloves garlic, minced – stock 3 oz. Prosciutto – $3.99 ½ cup shredded Fontina cheese – $2.99 ½ cup diced fresh mozzarella – $2.69 ½ […]

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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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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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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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Chicken Marsala with Prosciutto

June 13, 2014

Chicken Marsala with Prosciutto Serves 10 Ingredients: 3 lbs. boneless chicken breasts – $7.10 Flour seasoned with salt and pepper, for dredging – stock 1/3-cup olive oil – stock 4 Tablespoons sweet butter, divided – stock 1 large Vidalia onion, diced – $ 1.74 3 cloves minced garlic – stock 1½ lbs. assorted mushrooms, sliced […]

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Cheesy Eggplant Lasagna with Prosciutto

May 28, 2014

Eggplant Lasagna Serves 10 Ingredients: 1 large eggplant cut and sliced into ¼” rounds – $2.79 5 Tablespoons olive oil, divided – stock 1- 8 oz. package no-boil (oven-ready) lasagna – $1.99 1 small Vidalia onion, diced – $1.11 3 oz. prosciutto, chopped – $3.29 3 cloves garlic – stock 2 (15 ½ oz. each) […]

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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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Sweet Potato-Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese

April 29, 2014

Sweet Potato-Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese Serves 8 Tip: My local grocery store sells Butternut squash already peeled and chopped. This makes the vegetable just so much more “user-friendly” as I simply had to cook it in a pot of boiling water along with the peeled and chopped sweet potato. I didn’t need all of […]

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Cold Sesame Noodles

March 11, 2014

Cold Sesame Noodles Serves 2 to 3 Adapted from Saveur Ingredients: ½ lb whole wheat spaghetti, cooked al dente, according to package directions (soba noodles also work, but I find they have a slightly bitter after-taste that’s distracting) – $2.19 4 Tablespoons sesame oil, divided – stock 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce – stock 1 […]

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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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Savory Marsala-Infused Mushroom-Shallot Sauce

January 24, 2014

Savory Marsala-Infused Mushroom-Shallot Sauce Serves 4 Note: The consistency is not particularly creamy nor saucy, it’s almost chunky, even tapenade-like. But it’s perfect and packed with flavor. Ingredients: 2 large shallots, halved – $0.89 3 cloves of garlic – stock 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, divided – stock 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, divided (you […]

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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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Pumpkin Seed and Spinach Pesto

January 11, 2014

Pumpkin Seed and Spinach Pesto Makes about 2 cups Adapted from Whole Living Ingredients: 1 cup hulled, raw pumpkin seeds – $6.87 1 cup fresh basil, packed – $1.79 ¼-cup fresh chives, roughly chopped – $0.69 1 cup baby spinach, packed – $3.99 1 large garlic clove – stock 1 teaspoon salt – stock Freshly […]

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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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Buffalo Chicken Chili

November 18, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Chili Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon olive oil – stock 1 tablespoon butter – stock 2 lbs white meat ground chicken – $9.49 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped finely – $0.89 1 sweet onion, chopped – $1.19 2 ribs of celery, chopped finely – $2.99 5 cloves garlic, minced or run thru […]

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Link Up: A Week’s Worth of No-Brainer, Kid-Friendly Dinners

October 15, 2013

Mariel here. Pre-baby, I’d spend almost every deadline-free minute planning my next meal. I’d make Cassoulets and White Chicken Chili. Beer-Braised Brisket and Butcher’s Bolognese. I made dessert. From scratch. Regularly. On weekdays. While “easy” has always been a guiding light in my recipe repertoire, “quick and easy” is now a requisite. The end of […]

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Vegetarian Lasagna with Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, and Fontina Cheese

October 7, 2013

Vegetarian Lasagna with Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, and Fontina Cheese Serves 12 Ingredients: Whole wheat lasagna noodles (12 oz.) – $2.19 1 lb. sweet potato, peeled and cut into medium dice – $1.23 2 Tablespoons olive oil – stock 1 large Vidalia or sweet onion, diced – $1.19 1 ½ lbs. assorted mushrooms, sliced (I used […]

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Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Ham

October 2, 2013

Quiche with Caramelized Onion, Mushrooms, and Ham Serves 6 as an Entrée Note: I cut back the amount of mushrooms and onion for the specifics of this recipe, but we highly recommend that you make a much larger batch of the duxelle of shrooms and onion for other dinners. I freeze single serving sizes and […]

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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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Crab Cake Bake: An Ode to Lizzie Dean

July 25, 2013

Crab Cake Bake Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 eggs, beaten – stock 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard – stock 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce – stock ½ cup chopped scallions, both white and green parts – $0.79 4 Tablespoons finely chopped parsley – $0.99 3 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning – stock 1 small Jalapeno pepper, minced – $0.24 […]

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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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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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Skirt Steak Fajitas with All the Fixins

March 26, 2013

  Mary Anne here. Life has tossed me a few curve balls lately, putting my cooking and baking on the not-so-metaphorical back burner. I whipped up this recipe three weeks ago, before those wild pitches crossed my plate, and I am afraid I won’t be creating, cooking, or posting for the next month or so. […]

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Curried Pork Potstickers with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce

March 18, 2013

Mariel here. Many moons ago, my husband and I spent an incredible year living in Hong Kong. We were in our mid-20s, unmarried and unmoored from all those wonderful anchors of adulthood. Feeling restless and in search of adventure, we both decided to part with our jobs and experience life away from the east coast, […]

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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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Black Bean, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

February 26, 2013

Veggie Burgers with Black Beans, Sweet Potatoes, and Quinoa Makes 8 Inspired by The Foodie Physician Ingredients: ½ cup raw quinoa – $3.29 (for a full box) 1 Tablespoon olive oil – stock small Bermuda (red) onion (about ¾ cup), finely diced – $0.84 1 small Jalapeno, minced – $0.22 4 cloves garlic, minced – […]

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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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Welsh Rarebit

January 29, 2013

Mary Anne here. This recipe brings me back to my own childhood in the ’50′s and 60′s when counting calories was unheard of and comforting cheese sauces topped everything from bread to veggies! This antiquated treasure is the base for the king of all cold comfort foods – mac ‘n cheese – and I assure […]

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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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Toasted Cashew Chicken with Scallions & Fresh Cilantro

January 15, 2013

Mariel here. For the past two months, my kitchen has been under construction. When we moved into this house last spring, we knew we had several projects that needed to be addressed…with the kitchen and bathrooms being at the top of the list. “Oh, it’ll be so fun to make our home exactly like we […]

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Vegetarian “Franks” and Beans

November 27, 2012

Mary Anne here. This concoction began percolating while on the cross-trainer at my local gym. As I sweated to Dr. Oz, a commercial for kidney beans appeared, the voiceover singing the virtues of these protein-packed legumes. Somehow the junk-food-obsessed devil in my brain translated this ad to a craving for hot dogs and maple syrup-sloshed […]

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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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Quinoa Salad with Sweet Bell Peppers, Dried Cranberries and Turkey Bacon

October 3, 2012

Mary Anne here. In early August, as Lil Man grew faster than Mariel could digest the nutrients to sustain his feeding frenzy, I created this protein-packed pilaf. Desperate for meals that my starving girl could grab and go, this particular prize is now on her top 10 list of most requested mama foods. Anyone in […]

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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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