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Munchies

One-Pan Ham & Cheese Melts

Guy loves his cooking magazines, and recently picked up a copy of a Better Homes and Gardens’ One-Pan Recipes in the check-out lane. The cover of the magazine featured this pan of ham and cheese melts, made with Hawaiian rolls, brushed with melted butter, chopped shallots, parsley, and garlic, and browned until melty and delicious. We made them for a weeknight dinner and then spotted them at the book club holiday party – they’re really great for any occasion.

Yield: 12 sliders
Soups

Jamy’s Thai Chicken Soup (Chicken Khao Soi)

Poach chicken thighs in a broth of homemade curry paste, coconut milk, and chicken broth, add egg noodles and fish sauce, and top with onions, bean sprouts, cilantro stems, chili oil, and lime wedges.

Serve with an Austrian Grüner Veltliner.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Soups

Juliette’s Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

A great holiday bird deserves a great second act. Use the leftovers for this fantastic soup.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Condiments

Old Bay Dipping Sauce

This delicious concoction of butter, Old Bay, and shallots was the best thing to come out of “The Lobster Incident.” We don’t plan to bring home another live lobster again, but this sauce is perfect with any kind of grilled shellfish.

Yield: 1 cup Total time: 20 minutes
Vegetarian

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Butternut squash is one of my favorite foods, and I love any opportunity to make it the star of a meal. For this dish, roast diced butternut squash with maple syrup and dried cranberries, and then dress it with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, shallots, and Dijon mustard. Combine with arugula, walnuts, and Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Seafood

Guy’s Shrimp Risotto with Peas, Lemon, & Pecorino

Patience is one of Guy’s virtues, as is generosity. Throw in a sense of adventure in the kitchen, and you’ll find someone who makes great risotto. He made this risotto for Valentine’s Day and then again when we invited another couple over for dinner and ping pong. The combination of creamy rice, shrimp, peas, lemon zest, and pecorino cheese is hard to forget.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour