Along with new family memories, stories, and a few extra pounds, I always seem to pick up a holiday cold on Thanksgiving weekend. It's a good thing that I'm in the habit of making stock from the turkey carcass (or any rotisserie chicken carcasses I've stashed in the freezer, or all of those carcasses together). With a rich stock, some vegetables (fresh or leftover), and the noodles I always keep in the pantry, I can make a pot of this feed-a-cold turkey noodle soup and get myself on the road to recovery. Of course, the soup is pretty darned good even if you're healthy, so don't let that stop you from making it. And if you're lucky enough to have any leftover stuffing muffins, toss...
My husband Ted and I maintain a Little Free Library on the front stoop of our Boston home. Little Free Libraries, more than 32,000 of them around the world, are free community book exchanges where anyone can take a book, and then return it or pass it on, and leave another book for someone else to enjoy. We opened our library in July, and it's become hugely popular, with some neighbors stopping by every day to see if new books have come in, or to leave books in the library for others. One man came almost the first day, and has come often since. At first, he was homeless, living in a local shelter, but he's since found housing nearby. I learned that he used...
This easy rice-and-noodle side dish goes so well with anything you're cooking on the grill. Top it with cinnamon for authentic Middle Eastern flavor.
An all-purpose side dish (or make it a main course by adding some chickpeas, feta, chicken or shrimp), this orzo with slow-roasted or sun-dried tomatoes, lemon and parsley cooks in a skillet on the stovetop.
Here's an easy salad that takes inspiration from Greece, Italy, France, the MidEast, and North Africa: a trip around the Mediterranean without leaving your kitchen!
If you've had enough of family-friendly (i.e., non-spicy) Thanksgiving dishes, toss your leftovers with chili paste and soy sauce from your pantry, and create a new, fiery stir-fry.
Make these quick and easy miso noodles for lunch, supper, or picnics. The only thing you cook is the pasta!