Fresh green beans elevate this country classic to the urban palate. The beans can be blanched and refrigerated the day before. Toss them with good-quality bread crumbs on the day of the meal, and heat through. Get the recipe.
Corkscrew-shaped rotini lets our macaroni and cheese soak up extra cheese for a crunchy baked topping. A combination of three cheeses (Cheddar, aged Gouda and cream cheese) gives the dish an especially creamy texture and mellow flavor. For a festive .