Pasta & Grains

A whole chicken in a pot surrounded by vegetables including carrots, baby turnips, and spinach.

Chicken in a Pot

If only we could go back in time to the days when politicians were a little more humble and promised every person a chicken in their pot.

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  • 2 H, 30 M
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Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we’ve ever experienced.

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  • 1 H
  • 11
A loaf of Galician rye bread with a slice cut off to show the airy texture.

Galician Rye Bread

It’s no longer difficult to find a decent loaf of proper rye bread. This homemade beauty is surprisingly easy to make, milder than most, and doesn’t require any yeast.

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  • 45 M
  • 13 H
  • 24
A small rubber-sealed jar of rye sourdough starter.

Rye Sourdough Starter

This rye sourdough starter doesn’t require any yeast yet creates a better-than-bakery loaf of proper sourdough rye. You’re welcome.

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  • 7 D
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A tangle of tomato and tuna spaghetti on a white plate.

Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti

Good and cheap. That pretty much sums up this pantry supper made with stuff we suspect you already have on hand.

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An oval platter filled with homemade spaetzle.

Homemade Spaetzle

Spaetzle is like homemade pasta but without all that fussy rolling out, which makes it as easy as it is satisfying. Not to mention cheap as can be.

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  • 25 M
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A white bowl filled with farfelle with fresh salmon is nested inside another white bowl with a carafe and glass of red wine in the background.

Farfalle with Fresh Salmon

So what if salmon isn’t from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is and he says to toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream. We’ll happily oblige.

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White bowl with ziti and a pasta puttanesca sauce

Pasta Puttanesca

Just like the women for whom it’s named, this pasta puttanesca recipe is edgy, spicy, and more than a little sassy. Gets the job done in a hurry, too.

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  • 30 M
  • 11