Lightly-cooked and tender sea scallops, served in the simplest, quickest sauce of lemon juice, butter, parsley, and fresh basil, are served over angel hair pasta for an elegant but easy dish. Add cream or Parmesan cheese if you like.
Just flour, yeast, sugar, salt and water in the right proportions make this basic bread a winner. The recipe makes three loaves, so you can freeze what you cannot use or give them away to your friends.
For a variation on a classic Sauce Bechamel, try chicken broth and half-and-half together with a roux of butter and flour flavored with grated onion. White pepper, thyme and cayenne give an earthy bite to the sauce.