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Grills fire up when hot summer days shut down kitchens, and simple feasts, such as this Mediterranean stack of smoky eggplant and sweet peppers, are the rule.
This dish is popular from Athens to Zanzibar. It's fast, easy to make, and high in fiber.
If there's ever a Chinese take-out Hall of Fame, this menu all-star would surely be in it. A speedy home-cooked rendition, expedited by a bottled sweet-and-sour sauce, delivers dinner in short order.
Instead of sliced cheese, use shredded cheese -- it goes farther and will make it seem as if you're eating a really cheesy sandwich.
The proof of a delicious dinner is in this pudding, a classic baked custard dessert reinvented as a savory main course. Cut cubes from only firm, day-old (or older) bread, as fresh bread is too soft to soak up all the milk and eggs and hold its shape.
This gourmet pizza, topped with a creamy Alfredo sauce, fresh spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, breaks all the rules -- who said that pizza has to be flavored with a tomato-based sauce?
Try this oh-so-easy variation of the classic dinner standby -- it only uses four ingredients and comes together in 20 minutes, start to finish!