In this simple recipe, raw pasta and cherry tomatoes are simmered together in a single pan, cooking the pasta and forming a thick, starchy sauce at the same time. The efficient technique is internet famous, but this is the British cookbook author Anna Jones's simple vegetarian take on the phenomenon, adapted from her book "A Modern Way to Cook." The technique is easy to master and endlessly adaptable. (Photo: Meredith Heuer for NYT)
Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti *** from Nicole: We really liked this! I used 3 chicken breasts, a whole red pepper and no green, and four cups of cheese (because that's how many come in a bag!) Also mild green chilies since I don't like things too spicy. A winner!