CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
This nourishing comfort food (believed to increase vitality) starts with a rich broth, made by simmering a whole chicken with tiny, slurpable egg noodles.
Cook up a hearty, rustic, slow-cooked meal by braising meat in red wine till it melts in the mouth, creating a deeply savory sauce.
Lasagna is the gateway into Italian-American cuisine. This casserole of wide, ruffled noodles, tangy meat sauce and a mix of cheese--mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta--is a quintessential Sunday supper.
Fragrant, raisin-studded cookies strike just the right balance of chew and crunch. Serve them with a glass of milk or a cup of tea for dunking.
Firm, crisp, tart apples bake up in a buttery, flaky crust--the standard by which all other fruit desserts are measured.
CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE
Every cook ought to try this chocolate dessert, with its moist, tender crumbs, its deep, dark cocoa flavor and its smooth, rich fudge frosting.