Wordless Wednesday | 14

Whether this November finds you preparing for holiday travels or hosting the big meal, chances are your focus is on friends and family rather than your own daily supper. When you do cook on a weeknight, you want something fast and nourishing. So what does that leave for dinner?

Pasta salad: The Occam's razor of the kitchen, in which its simplest recipe is also the best. It isn't every day that one dish, whether it's with Crispy Tofu, Smoked Gouda, Artichoke Hearts and Red Peppers or Sausage, is as equally crowd-pleasing for dinner as it is at an impromptu potluck.