Minestrone della NonnaBy Ann Ogden GaffneyWhen the vegetables are soft, mix in the cabbage. Cover and sweat for another 5 minutes or until the cabbage begins to soften and wilt.Summer Vegetable RagoutBy Ann Ogden GaffneyDrizzle 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over the parchment. Add the cherry tomatoes. Shake them around on the sheet until they are coated in oil. Add the shishitos and do the same thing. Roast in the oven on a medium/high shelf until softened and slightly caramelized, about 15 minutes. Set aside.Mediterranean Winter Squash SaladBy Ann Ogden GaffneyLine a shallow platter or serving bowl with the baby spinach. Tip the dressed squash on top of it. Sprinkle with the crumbled feta. Serve.Spicy Shrimp and GritsBy Ann Ogden GaffneyThe sauce should have the appearance of a pasta sauce. You can make it ahead of time to this step.Cream of Cauliflower SoupBy Ann Ogden GaffneyLiquidize the soup in batches in a high-speed blender. Wipe out the pan. Return the blended soup to the pan to reheat.Eggplant PolpettoneBy Ann Ogden GaffneyLooking for veggie substitute for meatballs? Eggplant polpettone are for you! They can be used in any meatball recipe.Creamy Autumn Squash SoupBy Ann Ogden GaffneyTransfer the soup in batches to a blender and blend at high speed until smooth. French Onion TartBy Ann Ogden GaffneyLet the onions gradually and gently cook down, stirring occasionally, about 25-30 minutesGrilled Gravlax Salmon with Warm French Lentil SaladBy Ann Ogden GaffneyHeat the grill until very hot. Remove the salmon from the dish and with paper towel, wipe off as much of the dill mixture as possible, particularly on the skin side. Pan Glazed TofuBy Ann Ogden GaffneyPan glazed tofu is my new fave. It gives plain tofu a richness of flavor I hardly thought possible. Roasted Winter Squash SaladBy Ann Ogden GaffneyRoasted Winter Squash Salad is a fabulous way to use up leftover roasted or baked squash by tossing with some dark leafy greens.Ann’s Paccheri alla GriciaBy Ann Ogden GaffneyWhen making Ann’s paccheri alla gricia, addling the pasta water to the sauce and then reducing it, adds an amazing amount of flavor and helps the oils in the sauce to emulsify. Kale Braised with White WineBy Ann Ogden GaffneyIt’s hard to think of sturdy, healthy kale as a festive dish but Kale braised in white wine is simply delicious. Cooked this way, this healthy, nutritious green is a far cry from the rough way it often gets treated in the kitchen, overcooked, underseasoned, and underloved. Not here!My Roasted Brussels SproutsBy Ann Ogden GaffneyAdd EVOO to a large bowl. Tip in the halved Brussels sprouts and quartered shallots. Sprinkle with salt. With your hands mix the vegetables together with the oil until coated.Mum’s Spaghetti BologneseBy Ann Ogden GaffneyHeat the olive oil in a heavy frying or sauté pan over a medium-high flame. When it starts to ripple, add the diced meat and the bay leaf. Sicilian CaponataBy Ann Ogden GaffneyPreheat the oven to 425F. Line a full baking sheet with parchment paper. Put in the oven while it preheats – this will heat up the sheet and speed up the browning of the eggplant.