Pantry All-Stars: Canned Chickpeas

In our series, “Pantry All-Stars,” we put the spotlight on one of the ingredients we always have on hand for quick, kid-friendly meals. Next up: chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). Chickpeas have had a prized place on our tables for a very long time. One of the first beans to be cultivated, there’s evidence of folks …

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Pantry All-Stars: Polenta

Cornmeal, which is just corn that’s been dried and ground, was introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus upon returning from the Americas. Now often associated with Northern Italy, it’s traditionally cooked into a porridge, sometimes with decadent additions like cheese and cream. But if you’re in a hurry on a weeknight, those easy-to-use tubes of cooked …

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