Category Archives: Pasta

Red Clam Sauce

Last month, I came across a vintage advertisement from the nice folx at Campbell’s soup, detailing all the fun ways you could use their tomato soup with pasta. The one that caught my eye was their take on red clam … Continue reading

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Johnny Mazetti Spaghetti

Ours is a small household – just the two of us and three critters – so when I make pasta sauce, we have leftovers. Good thing, then, that I came across this recipe from the days of The Panama Canal … Continue reading

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Summer Sunday Bonus! Jardinière Salad

Not all of those recipes our moms clipped and stashed in a box back in the day are good for nothing but a laugh. Take this, a recipe my mom dutifully clipped from the back of a Kraft Mac and … Continue reading

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French ‘n Feta Pasta Salad

This is a slightly different take on a pasta salad. I make a similar salad with a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese, some mayonnaise, and Catalina French dressing – Jardinière Salad – but this version starts with plain dried … Continue reading

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Creamy Penne Florentine With Chicken

This week’s posts have been based around “help.” My bread machine dealt with the tedious kneading and first rise for my French Bread; and a jar of Cajun-style Shrimp Stew made for a pretty fantastic dinner with next to no … Continue reading

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Carne Asada Zanzetti

Back in the day, my Aunt Buzz would fry up some ground beef, cook a package of Kraft Mac and Cheese, add a can of Campbell’s tomato soup, heat through, and call it… Zanzetti. And it was very good. Over … Continue reading

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Pork Ragu Casserole

Yesterday, I posted my veggie-ful Pork Ragu recipe, which we enjoyed over egg noodles. It was very good, but made way more than just the two of us could eat over the course of several days, so I chose to … Continue reading

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Slattern’s Spaghetti

Nigella Lawson posted her take on the classic pasta putanesca (whore’s pasta), which she renamed Slattern’s Spaghetti; more or less a literal translation. The thing is… Nigella kept the anchovies and, yeh, I know they are supposed to dissolve in … Continue reading

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French ‘n Feta Pasta Salad

Why should mayonnaise or Italian dressing or vinaigrettes have all the fun with pasta salad? Loosely based on my old fave retro Jardinière Salad, but without the Kraft Dinner or, in fact, the mayonnaise, this features a combination of French … Continue reading

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Cottage and Swiss Lasagna

To paraphrase Persian mathematician and poet Omar Khayyam: “A pan of lasagna, a glass of decent Pinot, and thou” still more than holds up all these many years later. Especially if the lasagna is one of my faves, a slightly … Continue reading

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