Break out the slow cooker! This sweet-and-sour braise is a great meal on a very cold night. Make sure you crumble the dried porcini so they contribute the most flavor to the stew, providing an earthy contrast to the vinegary orange sauce.
A turkey roasts beautifully even in its frozen state. Yes, it takes longer. But the skin will get browner and even crunchier, a definite plus.
The mere notion that you can make a creamy carbonara pasta dish in minutes—using dried pasta that cooks right in the sauce—is in and of itself pretty amazing. This recipe has weeknight dinner written all over it.
This messy sandwich uses the meatiest of all vegetables: the Portobello, a thick juicy mushroom that’s not at all like the slimy canned ones I came to fear in childhood. Grilled with a bit of garlic and balsamic, a smoky umami infuses the entire mushroom.
Delicata squash skin is edible and it roasts fairly quickly. The squash is simple to prepare—and the taste is sweet and tender. Our best-loved way to eat delicata squash is as fries: roasted half-moon slices that both the kids and adults in our lives rave over.