Resourcefulness is the name of the game this week! Most of these recipes use things you already have on hand to make filling and satisfying meals.

1. Spinach and Pasta Soup, above. Deep into the pantry we go to pull together simple eats with what we already have tucked away. This simple and tasty soup is the amalgamation of pantry staples like pasta, beans and canned tomatoes, with a few other items you’ve likely got in your cabinets. Head to Voraciously for more pantry-friendly meals.


2. Boiled Peanut Butter Cookies. A cookie made on the stove top? Boil your cookie ingredients, then drop spoonfuls of the batter onto parchment for a no-bake treat from the queen of Southern cooking herself, Edna Lewis. On Voraciously, you’ll learn about how these work. Make sure to check out the rest of this year’s cookie guide, featuring 14 American regional recipes, for more seasonal inspiration.


3. Pumpkin Cranberry Waffles. If you’ve still got cans of pumpkin and frozen cranberries from last month’s holiday, you can repurpose them into the most wonderful breakfast of all: waffles! If you’re hanging onto more odds and ends from Thanksgiving, have no fear, we’ve got a guide for you right here on Voraciously.


4. Red Pepian. When the temperature dips low, turn to your trusty Dutch oven to conjure up this warm, cozy Guatemalan stew with fragrant sesame and pumpkin seeds in the base. But that’s not all you can do with your Dutch oven. On Voraciously, we pulled together our favorite recipes to make good use of that all-purpose pot.


5. Shrimp and White Bean Bruschetta. Nourish columnist Ellie Krieger loves a classic bruschetta. But when she needs a proper meal, she tosses in shrimp and cannellini beans for this saucy, protein-packed dinner. Get the step-by-step instructions on Voraciously.

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