NYT Cooking: This traditional Greek recipe disregards the notion that seafood and cheese don’t mix, and it works beautifully, resulting in a harmonious balance of flavors. Though it can be made year round with canned tomatoes, it is sensational with fresh sweet ripe ones, so best prepared in summer. Serve it as a main course with rice or potatoes, or in small portions as an appetiz...
This is a classic French way to cook lentils, and it’s very easy Aromatics are sautéed and then simmered with French lentils, also known as Le Puy lentils, for 20 to 25 minutes It is an easy side dish (shown here with cod baked with prosciutto), redolent of a Provencal feast.
NYT Cooking: This is a summery dish to make in the middle of a cold winter (or early spring), but you can find decent cherry tomatoes even now, from Florida or from Mexico. I marinate the breasts in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and rosemary before I pound them. This makes them very flavorful, a great savory contrast to the sweet tomato topping.
NYT Cooking: It may not win any beauty contests, but white sausage gravy is glorious stuff. Ladled over <a href="https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1013741-all-purpose-biscuits">a homemade biscuit</a>, it is classic Southern breakfast fare that will sustain you well past lunchtime.
NYT Cooking: The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. All you need is pasta, a lemon, a knob of butter, a generous pour of heavy cream and a hunk of the best Parmesan you can get your hands on.
You don't have to use wild mushrooms, of course, but if you can get chanterelles — oh man It takes a bit of time at the stove, but when the quesadilla is done, you have a great handheld food that is, among other things, very kid friendly.