ina garten never does me wrong.  whenever i want a recipe, whether it is for the perfect chocolate cake or a show stopping dish to impress company, her cookbooks are always my first stop.

this mushroom lasagna has been one of my favorite recipes to make when i am having company, or for any special occasion.  despite the number of dishes it requires, it is not that difficult to prepare and can be made in advance.  and despite varying the recipe slightly from time to time, it always turns out delicious.