Setting up a featured pages section


I have set up a site with a good looking masonry theme, and I am looking for either a plugin or a really good tutorial for how to set up a "portfolio" or "showcase" area (Grid/masonry style) that pulls X recently published pages and displays them with featured image, title and meta text.

The use case is to display recently published articles, which will be produced regularly.

So the question is: Can I set that up with WPMU DEV plugins? I am sure I can, but could someone point me in the right direction and perhaps be kind enough to write some tips?

Kind Regards,