Leftover breads, pastas and rice can be turned into delicious bread puddings. Recipes for vanilla bread pudding and noodle pudding are included.
A recipe for shrimp with orange cauliflower is spiced with paprika, coriander, cumin, curry powder and mustard seed. The flavors go well with dry Riesling from New Zealand or Australia.
A simplified chicken bollito features poached chicken accompanied by salsa verde and a thick bread sauce called pearà. A recipe shows how to make the pearà without traditional bone marrow.
Roasted butternut squash, plus sage and nutmeg, give a baked pasta dish an earthy, robust appeal. Bread crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese provide a crunchy topping.
Savory pear soup made with gorgonzola and mushrooms is inspired by a classic salad that has similar ingredients. The recipe starts with sauteing sliced ripe pears in butter.
A peach cobbler praised by President-elect Barack Obama in a 2001 television show is enjoying newfound popularity. The dessert from Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop in Chicago can be topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.