It never fails: A friend serves you something delectable, and when you ask for the recipe, the source is Ina Garten. The bestselling cookbook author and Food Network star makes everything tastier, and vegetables are no exception. Try these new classics from her latest, Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, filled with dishes that brighten the dinner table she shares with her husband of more than 45 years. Healthy, Jeffrey-tested sides? Bring them to your table, too.More
You'll want to make this cheesy take on this veggie a lot, so Ina let us in on her carving technique: To cut spaghetti squash, cut off the bottom with a large chef's knife and stand the squash upright. Plunge the tip of the knife into the squash near the stem and cut straight down to the bottom, being careful to keep your fingers out of the way. Cut the other side from stem to bottom and break the squash in half.
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