David surprises himself and all of us by trying something that’s actually healthful—quinoa. His response surprised us all even more.
We wish we always had a stash of this chicken soup recipe in the fridge to take to lunch as a soothing respite in the day.
Rumor has it that this kasha varnishkes recipe made the late Joan Rivers plotz. After tasting it, we can understand why this would be true.
We believe you’ve been looking for a lovely, elegant, knock-their-socks-off dish like this that just happens to be vegetarian, yes?
This classic Italian spaghetti all’aglio e olio is going to rock your world with its understated simplicity and undeniable frugality.
This little homemade muesli number will upend your notion of boxed breakfast cereal. No cardboard-like, dusty-tasting grains here.
All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.
With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.
Pillowy little poufs of potato-y perfection from the ultimate authority in Italian cooking. (No, not your nonna. The Silver Spoon.)
Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.
This jumble of sweetly caramelized vegetables creates a lovely, though unconventional, sauce of sorts for pasta. We’re such rebels.
This good old-fashioned soup has a frugal heartiness once needed by day laborers, a satiating subtleness now appreciated by foodies.
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