ready in about an hour; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • uncooked rigatoni
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • salt
  • pepper
  • shredded mozzarella cheese

Makes approximately 1 gallon

You might need to buy:
  • eggs
  • rum or bourbon
  • apricot or peach brandy
  • whole milk
  • cream
ready in about 20 minutes; serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • green onions chopped
  • /2 teaspoons dried dill
  • fresh lemon juice
  • fresh asparagus spears
serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • Tbs. olive oil
  • dry white wine
  • homemade or low-salt chicken broth; more as needed
  • large fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4-inch-diced butternut squash
  • freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • ground cumin
  • olive oil
ready in about 45 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • dry white wine
  • ground white pepper
  • chopped green onions
  • finely chopped celery
  • chopped bacon
  • oysters
  • heavy cream
You might need to buy:
  • celery
  • Sherry
  • heavy cream
  • whole milk
  • crab roe
  • jumbo lump crab meat
  • fresh chives
  • scallions tops
  • Fine Sherry
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • chopped bacon
  • sliced leeks
  • cubed red-skin potatoes
  • cubed acorn squash
  • cubed butternut squash
  • cubed pumpkin
  • mild stock
  • cream
  • chopped sage
  • chopped parsley
ready in about an hour; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • good olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped flat-leaf parsley
ready in about 25 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • Italian Bread
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic cloves
  • chopped parsley