Feast and Merriment | Culinary adventures

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda bread is a magical bread. It is somehow sweet, yet savory. It is light, but dense. It’s a lot of things to a lot of people, but the one thing that is absolute is that it is delicious and not be left out of a St. Patricks’s day celebration meal.

Shepherd’s Pie

If you hail from the UK, I’d wager to guess that you’d say Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate comfort food. And you’d be right. This recipe is layered with rich, savory flavors that will keep you going back for more until it’s all gone.

Corned Beef

Call me Corney, but I love this Beef! Like turkey, most of us make it only once a year, but I don’t know why! It is so easy and nothing beats the leftovers! Corned beef is all about the fixings so don’t forget to pick up a nice head of cabbage and a good spicy mustard!

Sautéed Cabbage & Carrots

Everyone things peas and carrots go together, but cabbage and carrots are the only way to go! This easy recipe take two bland vegetables and kicks them up a notch!

Let’s have a Feast!

The Gold Medal Dining Experience

I had the opportunity to enjoy a 6 course meal in an intimate setting prepared by the royalty of the culinary world, namely Chefs Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Daniel Humm, David Bouley and Florian Bellanger. This was a once in a lifetime culinary experience.

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Infused with fresh lemon, loads of parmesan, and toasted nuts, this parmesan roasted broccoli recipe is in a league of its own.

The Ultimate Spicy Crab Dip

This hot crab dip is packed with heat from pickled jalapeños and spicy jack cheese and loaded with tons of crab meat. It’s easy to make and will elevate your party to the next level.

Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloins with Apple Chutney

This recipe for Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloins from Ina Garden is a five star recipe that is guaranteed to blow your taste buds away! The salty prosciutto pairs so well with the complex zing of the apple chutney.

Rustically Refined.

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have a passion for excellent food. I believe in cooking with quality ingredients that I can feel good about. My culinary idol is Ina Garten who inspires me every day in the kitchen. I believe that every bite should be the best bite and nothing less. Above all things, I believe homemade with love and care will always result in merriment around your table. My hope is that you enjoy browsing my most trusted recipes and maybe even get inspired to try one or two and let me know what you think. For those local to 914 & 203, check out some local tastes & recommendations!

Always remember the golden rule… You can put the salt in, but you can't take the salt out.

Savory Starters

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart

Puff pastry tarts of all kinds are an elegant and impressive dish that don’t require much fuss. All you need are a few really tasty ingredients.

Elegant Entrees

Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloins with Apple Chutney

This recipe for Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloins from Ina Garden is a five star recipe that is guaranteed to blow your taste buds away! The salty prosciutto pairs so well with the complex zing of the apple chutney.

Super Sides

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Everyone loves mashed potatoes- except the cook making them! With these tips for make ahead mashed potatoes, the cook can enjoy the mash as much as the guests.

Sweet Treats

Berry Crumble Bars

Ina’s Raspberry Crumble Bars are the perfect combination of savory and sweet and have become one of my favorite recipes to make. I prefer mixed berry jam to raspberry but the results are stunning no matter what jam you choose!

Join the Feast & Merriment Family!

Practicing Feast & Merriment means opening your table to new friends!
I’d love to be your friend so we can share tricks, tips and recipes!

Visit some of my favorite local markets!

Fleishers Butcher Shop Greenwich, CT

Fleisher’s is a craft butcher shop in Greenwich, CT and it only takes one visit for you to know that you are getting the absolute top quality meats.

Crisfield’s Prime Meats, Rye NY

Recommended for standard and specialty cuts of meat, prepared foods, house blended burgers, and more.

June & Ho, Rye NY

Recommended for speciality sandwiches, homemade soups, prepared foods, fresh produce, and international gourmet items