Kate Winslow

It's important to let the mac and cheese "muffins" cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing them from the pan, to make sure they will hold together. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
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Fresh ricotta replaces the need for a béchamel, while fresh mozzarella ensures that there’s plenty of the ooey-gooeyness that you crave from a good mac and cheese. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
The juiciness of the spinach and mushrooms keeps this macaroni and cheese dish moist and flavorful Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
A few snipped chives make a lovely garnish for this mac and cheese. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
The neck of the butternut squash is easy to peel and cube, making it perfect for dishes easy pasta dishes. This recipe is a great way to use up that pesky bottom half, as here the halved squash is simply baked until soft, and then the flesh is scooped out. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
Potato chips add a decadent crunch to classic macaroni and cheese. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
Dust the assembled dish with paprika if you want a little sweetness and color, or Aleppo pepper if you prefer some heat. Slideshow: More Cauliflower Recipes 
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Tender herbs, such as basil, parsley and mint, work best for this recipe, but feel free to experiment with hardier ones like rosemary and thyme. Slideshow: More Spring Pasta Recipes 
Prewashed baby spinach helps to make this recipe very quick to pull together, but you can easily substitute kale or chard if you like. Slideshow: More Spring Pasta Recipes 
Dust the assembled dish with paprika if you want a little sweetness and color, or Aleppo pepper if you prefer some heat. Slideshow: More Cauliflower Recipes 
Tender herbs, such as basil, parsley and mint, work best for this recipe, but feel free to experiment with hardier ones like rosemary and thyme. Slideshow: More Spring Pasta Recipes 
Prewashed baby spinach helps to make this recipe very quick to pull together, but you can easily substitute kale or chard if you like. Slideshow: More Spring Pasta Recipes 
Any tomato variety—plum, beefsteak, cherry, cocktail—will work for this easy sauce. Slideshow: More Fast Pasta Recipes 
An immersion blender, also known as a stick blender, is the easiest way to puree tomatoes right in their can. Slideshow: More Meaty Pasta Recipes 
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Finely chopping the kale helps it cook quickly while retaining its pleasant chewiness. Slideshow: More Spaghetti Recipes 
The name of this classic Italian sauce translates to "angry"—that is, spicy—but feel free to adjust the level of heat to your own taste. Slideshow: More Spaghetti Recipes 
Spaghetti Frittata
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Almost any leftover spaghetti will work for this fast recipe, lending its own character to the final dish. Some of our favorites to use here are pasta carbonara, pesto or a simple marinara. Slideshow: More Fast Weekday Pasta Recipes 
Soaking the red onion briefly in cold water helps temper its bite. Serve this fresh relish alongside grilled steak, roast chicken, over tacos or with anything that can use a little crisp piquancy. Slideshow: More Salsa Recipes 
Just five minutes of prep yields a Peruvian-inspired marinade that infuses this easy roast chicken with plenty of flavor. Slideshow: More Roast Chicken Recipes 
Ají amarillo chile paste lends this interesting uncooked Peruvian sauce a sunny hue and heat. The simple dish looks especially dramatic when made with purple potatoes. Slideshow: More Latin American Recipes 
Peruvian ceviches often include choclo, a type of large, chewy corn that can be hard to find in the States. Fresh sweet corn, though less typical, makes a fine substitute. Slideshow: More Healthy Fish Recipes 
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This quick curry recipe is just as delicious served over flat rice noodles as it is with rice. Slideshow: More Curry Recipes 
Avoid overcooking this curry—you want the green beans and zucchini to stay bright and beautiful. That said, any leftovers are delicious reheated the next day. Slideshow: More Curry Recipes 
Jamaican curry powder is typically a blend of turmeric, cumin, coriander, mustard seeds, anise seeds, allspice and fenugreek. This flavorful chicken dish requires little hands-on prep time. Slideshow: More Curry Recipes 
Chinese Chicken Curry
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Placing the chicken breasts in the freezer for 10 minutes makes them much easier to slice. Slideshow: More Curry Recipes 
Complete this quick and savory meal with roasted cauliflower or steamed green beans. Slideshow: More Curry Recipes 
A quick sauté of fresh garlic, ginger and lemongrass boosts the flavor and depth of store-bought red curry paste. Slideshow: More Curry Recipes 
Red Borscht
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The red theme—beets, onions, cabbage, tomato paste, vinegar—may be playful, but that combination also adds enormous depth to this vegetarian spin on classic borscht. Slideshow:  Vegetarian Soup Recipes