My sister and brother-in-law got me The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper for Christmas, a cookbook packed with tips, stories, and opinions, as well as recipes. I immediately used their advice for roasting potatoes (preheat the pan in the hot--450 degree--oven, then add potatoes). They were a hit with my family. Even Eli ate them!
Last night I made their Sicilian Corkscrews with White Beans.
It was also well-received. Tasty and easy with olive oil, garlic, tomato paste, a bit of parmesan, and tuna (we had that on the side)
I did cut back the amount of garlic by half--6 cloves seemed a bit much :-)
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