Category Archives: Pasta

Spaghetti Lasagna

At first glance, long time readers of this here food blog thing-y are gonna be saying: “Wait! Isn’t that Johnny Mazetti Spaghetti? What’s it doing here on a Monday? Parfait! posts are on Fridays!” But, no. This is not, in … Continue reading

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Lasagna Soup

Well… technically, this is Pasta Soup – since I was fresh out of lasagna noodles. I did have high fiber elbow pasta, though, and that worked a treat. Since I was going with the high fiber pasta, I figured I’d … Continue reading

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Parfait! Zippy Zanzetti

Kindofa down and dirty Johnny Mazetti Spaghetti, Zanzetti was one of my Aunt Buzz’s default dishes for a busy day. Simple to make and pretty basic – well, Buzz’s was – I tend to, as she put it “gorp things … Continue reading

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Tortellini Salad

The summer salad season is starting, so I figure this is the perfect time to feature a pasta salad. But not just any pasta salad; this one starts with cooked cheese filled dried tortellini, then marinates them overnight in Italian … Continue reading

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Parfait! Manicotti Crêpes

While out east visiting my sister, I proudly presented her with a ‘crêpe rake’ – a simple kitchen gadget that I find makes the act of forming nice looking crêpes a snap. Of course, being my big sister, her crêpes … Continue reading

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Barbecue Mac and Cheese

The holidays – and our holiday gathering – were in the past, but, due to a combination of sales promotion, coupons, and my husband not having lunch before he joined me at the market; I had a SERIOUS number of … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & ‘Shroom Lasagna

I am not a hoooge fan of squash, but, ’tis the season, and, my local family farm had one, final $10 Mystery Bag o’ the season, and it was loaded with peppers and squashes. The peppers were simple: pepper jelly. … Continue reading

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Black Bean & Beef Manicotti

I came across this recipe on the interwebs and thought it looked promising: uncooked manicotti stuffed with a mixture of seasoned beef and refried beans, basted with picante sauce and ‘waved for, like, 20 minutes. Tasty! (and it was). But! … Continue reading

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Parfait! Johnny Mazetti Spaghetti

There are a couple of ways to make this very tasty casserole that was wicked popular back in the day around about the Panama Canal Zone; quick, pretty easy, and tasty: cook some pasta, top it with jarred sauce and … Continue reading

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Three Pigs Pasta Sauce

I am not gonna lie to you, this is a kindofan involved recipe, with boning and browning meat and chopping veggies and two large pots over at least one day (it’s better if you make it over two, tho’), but… … Continue reading

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