Busy months like December require easy dinners that you can prepare by throwing together a few basic ingredients, while still resulting in a tummy-warming winter meal. This eggplant parmesan pizza fits the bill perfectly.
This hearty ziti and sausage dinner layers flavors of Italian sausage, onion, fennel bulb, crushed red pepper, tomato, and Parmesan deliciously. It's adapted from 'Lidia’s Favorite Recipes.'
'Taste of Tremé: Creole, Cajun, and Soul Food from New Orleans’s Famous Neighborhood of Jazz' by Todd-Michael St. Pierre is stuffed with doable recipes, from breakfast to dessert.
This filling butternut squash soup is a simple recipe for a chilly weeknight. Place a cube of creamy Camembert cheese at the bottom of each bowl before pouring the soup, for a velvety, cheesy addition.
A pork chop recipe so simple and tasty that it could quickly become a weekday dinner favorite.
Try this tasty pastry recipe for a different sort of dinner. Serve a slice of pork pie it with a crisp salad, and add some fresh fruit for dessert for a delightful meal.
Fried rice is a favorite Asian staple, but did you know it works best with cold leftover rice? Here are some helpful hints for making this crowd-pleasing meal at home.
Cheesy and warm, but also spicy and smokey, this soup will please both kids and parents. The chorizo and aged white cheddar make it different from your average bowl broccoli cheddar soup.
Roast calabaza, or another pumpkin or squash, for this simple autumn soup. Use sour cream cut with milk to make the spooky spider-web effect, and add a raisin for the spider.
Order this dish at a Chinese take-out place and it may be a greasy, battered mess. But with a nice butt or shoulder cut of pork, simple ingredients, and a light sauce, sweet-and-sour pork gets a homemade makeover.
These delicious, flavorful, light beets work great as a side dish. Serve them with cucumber yogurt sauce, grilled lamb sausage, and couscous for an easy and delicious dinner idea.
Warm up on a chilly evening with this cheesy, meaty, pumpkin-y manicotti. The prep work can all be done ahead of time so the dish is ready to pop in the oven after school or work, or even after trick-or-treating.
Ginger, garlic, and chili paste flavor pork stir-fried with chestnuts and kale and served over gently fried soba noodles.
Clean out the veggie drawer with this easy dish. Cheesy eggs served with wilted kale and roasted squash make an easy week-day dinner, or an inventive brunch idea for the weekend.
Chop and sauté glossy purple eggplant, then toss it with a bright, spicy tomato-red pepper sauce. The dish is versatile; serve it over rice or stir the sauce into potato salad for a meat-free dinner.
Recreating this Icelandic dish is relatively simple. Blend basil, olive oil, salt, and pine nuts into a puree to season the fish. Mash cauliflower florets with potatoes for a unique side dish.
Looking for new ideas to make use of pumpkin seeds? Here are two recipes that use pumpkin seeds to enhance tasty fall dishes.
Sometimes it's good to dust off an old recipe and try a new adaptation. Apple chicken, cooked with caramelized onions, sweet apples, and apple cider vinegar is a perfect fall dish.
Get comfy on a cool fall day with this warm, sweet, smooth pumpkin bisque. Roast pie pumpkins and save the seeds to garnish each bowl of soup.
Certain dishes set you at ease, and speak to the soul. This stew is one of them. Seasoned chicken is slow-cooked until it is full of color and flavor.
Fideos are thin toasted noodles used in Spanish soups and stews. Add some shrimp, edamame, and a red pepper to make a simple, tasty dinner.
Roast the squash ahead of time to whip up a 5-minute delicious and healthy salad topped with a yogurt lime dressing.
These easy recipes will yield fresh food reminiscent of Chinese takeout. Use spaghetti for the lo mein noodles, and store-bought egg roll wraps to keep the preparation simple.
Use fontina cheese, and maybe even toss in a little gruyere to make this baked pasta dish even cheesier. Add chicken or meatballs for protein, or a vegetable like broccoli or peas, and top the whole thing with breadcrumbs and grated parmesan.
This classic American recipe has some history behind it. Made with beans, ham hocks, carrots, celery and onion, this soup makes a hearty dinner and may remind you of simpler times.