Category Archives: Pasta

Zanzetti

Back in the day, there was a popular spaghetti based cassserole – Johnny Mazetti Spaghetti – that was supposedly popular in the American community in Panama as well as throughout the Midwest. It is quite good, actually, and I have … Continue reading

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Jardinière Salad

Let us talk salad. Pasta salad. Macaroni and cheese pasta salad. Yeppers; a humble blue box of Kraft Dinner, a dab o’ mayonnaise, a bit of Catalina salad dressing, and some freshly chopped veggies all come together unexpectedly well in … Continue reading

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Queso Mac and Cheese

My husband came across an ad for Frank’s Red Hot® Queso Dip Seasoning, and he was wicked interested, so… we checked out our main market and… nothing. Then we checked out our also kinda main, but back-up market and, again… … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi Tetrazzini

A long time ago, in a leafy suburb far, far away, I shared a large house with four friends from college. Now, one would think that, five folk, all with at least bachelor degrees, would all be able to manage … Continue reading

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Creamy Gorgonzola & Toasted Walnut Pasta Sauce

Rich gets recipe notifications from Sweet Paul that he shares with me if it especially interests him; or, if he thinks that it will especially interest me. A pasta sauce with Gorgonzola, cream, and toasted walnuts? Heck, yeah! When I … Continue reading

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One(!) Pot Spaghetti and Sauce

For reals! Home made, creamy tomato sauce with spicy sausage (or ground beef, turkey, or pork, your choice) and spaghetti; all cooked in ONE (large) pot on top of the stove; and the only draining involved is disposing of the … Continue reading

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Amatriciana Sauce

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast is The Florentine in Chicago – mostly because of their over easy eggs served on top of a spicy pancetta and tomato sauce with grilled sourdough bread slices on the side. … Continue reading

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Mac ‘n Cheese ‘n… Tuna?

Say what? See, I was in the mood for a bit of tuna noodle casserole, butt the only pasta I had on hand was a couple of boxes of those classic blue boxes of Macaroni and Cheese. Undaunted, I went … Continue reading

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Baked Mac and Cheese With Tomatoes and Basil

True confession: growing up, mac and cheese in our house was Kraft Dinner, y’know, in the blue box. Nothing against my mom, who was a pretty awesome cook, but, well, it was Kraft Dinner, it was cheap, easy, and it … Continue reading

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Pesto, Pancetta, and Tomato Sauce

First things first. This is a total cheat recipe, with almost everything coming off of a store shelf or refrigerator case. Doesn’t really matter though, because it was still wicked tasty. And then, there is this jarred pesto from ALDI. … Continue reading

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