Adding toasted whole-wheat breadcrumbs gives this dish a nice crunch that balances out the creaminess of the sauce. Rather than baking the shells with the crumbs on top (which can make them soggy), toast the breadcrumbs separately, and toss a handful over each serving right before you put it on the table.
Want fries with that? Of course you do. Especially the ones here -- which are not your typical white potatoes deep-fried in hydrogenated oil. These are bright, fresh vegetables tossed with good-for-you ingredients (pumpkin seeds, wheat germ, extra-virgin olive oil) and baked to a crisp.
Once you see how easy biscotti are to make yourself, you’ll pass right by the ones that come in boxes or wrapped in cellophane. The crisp Italian cookies are a breeze to bake in large batches and to customize with add-ins -- try our master recipe, with almonds and anise seeds, or one of our clever variations.
Though it's a common and inexpensive ingredient, cornmeal can take many forms -- bread, muffins, puddings, spoon breads, and more. Whether it's salty or sweet, crumbly or creamy, cornbread can be a perfect accompaniment to all types of meals.
This quick take on the Provencal pizza-like tart known as pissadaliere is topped by sauteed onions, slivered Nicoise olives, fresh thyme, and anchovies. Puff pastry makes a fast and easy alternative to traditional bread or pastry doughs when making it or other tarts: Once the sheets have thawed, roll them out and sprinkle with your choice of toppings, then pop in the oven and you're done.This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).