There's nothing quite as homespun as a bowl of tomato soup with a classic grilled cheese sandwich.
I love a good cinnamon bun — even more with some diced apples wrapped up in the swirls.
Here is a rustic European hybrid of tarts and pies reminiscent of the galettes found all over France. Its charm lies in its imperfections.
This technique, roasting mushrooms with a little bit of oil and wine until they become tender with a slightly browned exterior, duplicates the delicious effects of sauteing with a minimum of fat and effort.
This is a wonderful dinner party dish, because it takes so little work for such a dramatic effect. It is also delicious cold.
Barley is a great substitute for risotto, especially when you don't have a lot of time to spend stirring the pot.