Welcome to Feaston!

Due to budgetary restrictions in these trying economic times, we are forced to cook for ourselves. Turns out, that’s not only good for our wallets, but good for the Earth — something we’re trying to be more conscious of. We didn’t start out to be super eco-friendly foodies, but we find ourselves headed in that direction.

Basically, we’re all about real life cooking. We aren’t experts on anything, but we give our honest opinion, use simple ingredients and try  to be as frugal as possible (within reason — we draw the line at Dumpster diving).

What we’ve learned in the past year or so of running this site is that you don’t have to be formally trained to have fun in the kitchen. Sometimes you make something great without much effort, other times you screw up royally. At the very least, cooking at home let’s you know what’s going into your dinner … meaning you don’t have to worry about 3,000-calorie cheese sauce or whatever they’re serving up at the Chain Restaurant Du Jour.

We started this site because we LOVE FOOD — all of it! We don’t have any dietary restrictions, but we don’t mind taking those into consideration either. We’re not above eating nachos for dinner, but for the most part we try to keep it fresh, local and seasonal, and oh yeah, healthy.

Great, you’re probably thinking. But who ARE you guys?

Michelle is  a Pennsylvania native who spends all day, every day, reading and writing. It’s good work if you can get it. She loves cheeseburgers more than any human being on the planet, though she’s also the one who forced us to stop eating so much red meat. A riddle, I tell you. If forced to choose a last meal, it would probably be macaroni and cheese (with stewed tomatoes), a big ol’ piece of chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and a tall, cool glass of full-flavored Pepsi on ice.

Mike hails from Michigan and does top secret investigative work for the local paper. His favorite meal is Spicy Cheesy Chicken, which is probably as healthy as you can get while still eating junk food. His last meal would include a Makers Mark Manhattan, broiled crab cakes to start, Caesar salad, Loaded Baked Potato soup, a strip steak grilled to medium well topped with caramelized onions and a side of grilled asparagus. And for dessert … a White Russian. Fancy.

Our official taste tester is Banjo, our dog and the best thing that ever happened to our waist lines (turns out, dogs need to be walked A LOT). Banjo loves his kibble, crunchy carrots, green peppers, baby spinach and plain yogurt, which he thinks is ice cream.