This fall, I'm cooking with mushrooms and serving up saucy dishes made for mopping up with warm bread. Yum! -- Rach

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Pici with Pesto, Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes

Carnivores and vegetarians will crave this lean, green, produce-packed meatless meal.

Jumbo Shrimp with Beer & Worcestershire Sauce

Talk about a meal to mop! These next three 30-Minute Meals have something special in common: They're served with hunks of warm, crusty bread for mopping up the plate.

Jumbo Shrimp with Beere & Worcestershire Sauce

Kale with Sausage and Beans

Between the smells, colors and ingredients, there's nothing about this dish that doesn't scream, "Italy!"

Kale with Sausage and Beans

Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Use a combination of ground beef and pork for tender, juicy, flavorful meatballs.

Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Break it Down

In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk; set aside.

Break it down

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine the meats; season with salt and pepper. Add the ricotta, parsley, 1/4 cup grated cheese, the egg, spices, a fat drizzle of EVOO and the grated garlic.

Step 2 Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Step 3

Roll each portion of meat into a large meatball, to make 12 meatballs.

Step 3 Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Step 4

Add the wine; simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

Step 4 Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Porcini Lovers' Tagliatelle

"I love dried mushrooms, especially porcini. Not only are they delicious, but reconstituting them yields rich, flavorful stock. You can use 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms for each ounce of dried." -- Rach

Porcini Lovers' Tagliatelle

Porcini-Barley Soup

This delicious vegetable soup makes a great starter for Thanksgiving!

Chicken Thighs with Porcini & Celery

This dish is hearty enough for a snowy night by the fire. You'll never believe how affordable it is, too!

Chicken Thighs with Porcini & Celery

Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Serve this cheesy casserole as a hearty dinner or as a Thanksgiving side dish.

Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Break it Down

Rub a small saucepan with garlic; leave the garlic in the pan.

Break it Down Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Step 2

In a deep skillet or wide saucepan, heat the EVOO, one turn of the pan over medium to medium-high. Add the leeks and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are wilted, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2 Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Step 3

Whisk the warm milk mixture into the roux and season with salt.

Step 3 Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Step 4

Top with the remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Step 4 Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

This is a wonderful dish that can be served as a light supper or starter or as a filling brunch on Thanksgiving weekend.

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata