Serve with not-too-salty pickled cucumbers, and ice cold mugicha to drink. Or serve with tempura, which can be dipped in the same sauce.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • * Grated wasabi
  • * Toasted sesame seeds
  • mirin
  • tablespoongrandulated white sugar
  • dashi stock
  • * Grated fresh ginger
  • * Finely grated yuzu peel
You might need to buy:
  • biscuit mix
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • basil
  • oregano
  • garlic powder
  • pepper
  • boneless chicken breast halves
  • home-made tomato sauce
serves 10
You might need to buy:
  • milk
  • fresh bread crumbs
  • ground pork
  • ground veal
  • ground beef
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil for frying
  • About 6 cups tomato sauce
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for serving
ready in about an hour and 40 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • halved cherry tomatoes
  • chopped unpeeled cucumber
  • sliced black olives
  • KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
  • finely chopped red onion

Serve with Rosemary Chicken Breasts and a salad.

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • chicken breasts
  • spaghetti sauce
  • egg
  • Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Garlic butter, prepared in the microwave, is the secret to this easily and quickly prepared dish. This recipe is really great whether you are having dinner with the family or with friends.

serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • butter
  • minced garlic
  • medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • vermicelli pasta
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Serve with Garlic Shrimp.

ready in about an hour; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • plain whole-mill yogurt
  • spaghetti
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Tbs. dry mustard powder reconstituted with enough water to make a paste
  • tahini oil
  • dark sesame oil
  • Tbs. rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • Tbs. soy sauce
  • Optional: 1 scrambled egg

The test kitchen prefers the hearty strands of egg-enriched fettuccine usually sold in 12-ounce boxes. We found that you need to salt the water used to cook the pasta and vegetables quite heavily to make sure they emerge nicely seasoned.

ready in about 30 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • unsalted butter
  • Table salt and ground black pepper
  • heavy cream
  • frozen peas
  • lemon juice
  • thinly sliced fresh basil