Those tidy packages of Ramen noodles seem to be quite versatile. Here they turn a broccoli salad into something special. The seasoning packet and a bit of oil and vinegar make the dressing, and the crunchy noodles combined with sunflower seeds, peanuts and green onions, do wonders for the broccoli slaw.
Sweet and flavorful turnips form the basis for a Thanksgiving side dish full of brown sugar and applesauce. You can bake it beforehand and just reheat before the big meal to make the minutes before dinner easier.
St. Patrick's Day dinner doesn't have to feature corned beef. An Irish beef stew, richly flavored with dark beer, braises to tenderness with carrots and onions. The stew is served with a scoop of traditional potato and cabbage colcannon.
Shrimp, parsley, basil and thyme simmer in a dreamy garlic and cream sauce for a few brief moments before being tossed with hot pasta and Parmesan cheese. Season to taste and serve to a happy dinner party.