Nut and cherry nougat cut into squares and piled up against a white background.

Nut and Cherry Nougat

This unorthodox Italian nougat, or torrone, adds cherries and almonds to the classic pistachios. Talk about being decked out in Christmas bling.

A white serving bowl filled with penne with spinach-ricotta sauce.

Penne with Spinach-Ricotta Sauce

A sort of inside-out take on tortellini filled with spinach and ricotta, this quick weeknight pasta supper boasts a rich spinach and ricotta sauce.

Lemon Semifreddo

Lemon Semifreddo

This recipe for a frozen terrine, called semifreddo, is an ideal dessert to make ahead and pull out, slice, and serve. A great ending to an outdoor meal.