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“One of Rome’s favorite humble dishes,” Pasta and Chickpeas, comes together quickly, deliciously with the aid of pancetta and garlic.
Turns out a healthy dose of spices in your diet is, well, healthy for you. Also, just in time for Mardi Gras, a lightened take on Red Beans and Rice.
Sticky Lemon Chicken with lemons, garlic, honey and thyme brings a lively flavor to the table quickly, for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Sea scallops with Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms is a slightly indulgent dish perfect for Valentine’s Day—or any special dinner.
Break out of the green-beans-as-default-side-dish rut with easy, impressive Leeks with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette.
In the hands of the French, a handful of basic ingredients becomes Potage Crécy, a colorful, subtle, creamy carrot soup.
Homemade salad dressings—like Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette—are so good and so easy to make, you'll kiss bottled dressings goodbye.
Caramelized onions, grape tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and olive oil are the only ingredients besides pasta in this hearty vegetarian meal.
With roast chicken, simple is best. A good bird, minimal seasonings and high heat produce crisp, golden skin and moist, delicious meat.
Cooked separately, paprika-seasoned pork and red cabbage with caraway seeds come together beautifully as Braised Pork and Cabbage.
Champagne tastes on a cava budget: The sparkling wines of Spain offer a delicious, affordable alternative for the holidays.
In Duck with Raspberries, duck breasts, fresh raspberries and demi-glace add a luxe touch to intimate holiday dinners with little effort.
Puréed Cauliflower’s lively, mildly tangy flavor makes for a delicious, healthy substitute for mashed potatoes.
Fresh rosemary adds a subtle, mysterious something extra to Hazelnut Rosemary Jam Cookies—perfect when holiday guests drop by.
A quick trick tenderizes an inexpensive cut of meat to produce delicious, tender Pan Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Rosemary.
This Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Blue Cheese is a lively, colorful alternative to standard mixed greens.
Roasting the cauliflower mellows its flavor in this hearty, creamy [but dairy-free] Roasted Cauliflower and Dill Soup.
Simple preparation lets quality ingredients shine in Steaks with Blue Cheese.
Flavorful Frangipane Pear and Cherry Cake tastes even better the second day.
Dried tart cherries and rosemary add flavor—and health benefits—to roast pork tenderloin.
Pears baked with currants, walnuts and cinnamon: a simple, luscious fall dessert.
Blue cheese and Italian sausage add depth and richness to this ketchup-free meatloaf.
In this Seared Salmon with Mixed Greens and Miso Vinaigrette, thin slices of quickly cooked salmon slightly warm the salad.
Ready made crust makes Mostly Wild Mushroom Pizza with arugula, red onion, garlic and mozzarella quick enough for weeknights.
Chinese Egg Noodles with Beef and Hot Bean Sauce, the Asian comfort food equivalent of spaghetti with meat sauce.
Quick and easy to make, Lemon Caper Butter adds a lively, elegant finish to Sole Fillets—or cod or chicken breasts or turkey cutlets…
Pasta with pecan pesto, pronto! Besides boiling water for pasta, the only cooking involved in this quick, delicious dish is pan toasting the pecans.
Creamy and unexpectedly chilled, watercress vichyssoise makes a cool first course or satisfying light lunch for the last hot days of summer.
Slow marinating with coriander, cumin, cinnamon, fresh ginger and garlic makes grilled flank steak moist, tender and big flavored.
Lightly sweetened seasonal fresh fruit with mint and a squeeze of lemon juice replaces sticky syrup and powdered sugar in this delicious take on a weekend breakfast favorite, French toast.
Marinated overnight and slow cooked until falling apart tender, Carne Adovada combines New Mexico Red Chiles, cumin, oregano and garlic in this traditional New Mexican pork dish.
Nothing says summer like a classic American potato salad with mayonnaise, yellow mustard and the crunchy bite of red bell peppers.
Black-eyed pea salsa with chili powder, fresh tomatoes and bell pepper—a perfect complement for curry-marinated steaks—can also liven up grilled fish or chicken breasts.
Chili powder, cumin, jalapeño peppers and fresh cilantro liven up quick and easy turkey burgers.