When entertaining guests, I bring out this savory soup while we're waiting for the main course. It's simple to make—just saute the onions early in the day and let the soup simmer until dinner-time. In winter, big bowls of it make a warming supper with a salad and biscuits.
This layered one-pot dish can be assembled quickly and popped into the oven to bake while you're helping the kids with their homework (or finishing your own). This version is meatless, but there's nothing to stop you from sprinkling ground beef that has been seasoned and browned, between the layers, if you like. Serve with a spinach salad on the side for a complete meal. Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available in the Whole Foods Market Family of Brands.
Try this traditional recipe for beignets from a user who swears this tastes just like the ones served at the famous New Orleans hot spot, the Cafe du Monde. Pour a coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy these tender pillow-like doughnuts for any special occasion or weekend breakfast.