A delicious and simple tomato pasta sauce which I've been using for years and is the first one I taught my kids how to make. The fresh garlic at the end, uncooked, is what makes it really tasty. I hesitate to post it because the cream will curdle if the heat is too high. It sometimes takes a couple of times before you get the feel of how much heat it will take. It will still taste ok, but won't look really yummy. Do remember to dilute the paste with water first. Very important. All quantities are flexible. Substituting with milk or garlic powder will absolutely not work.
This is an easy recipe that my great-Aunt Damiana (Nellie)used to make for me when I was a little kid. I found out that her mother used to make it for her family when SHE was a kid! So, this recipe is over 100 years old!
The secret to this recipe is mixing the butter and cheese into the macaroni while it is still hot, thus some-what melting the cheese on contact with the macaroni. Also, it is the Fontinella cheese that gives this recipe it's unique taste.
After watching Rachael Ray prepare her cold sesame noodles on TV, I tried it out myself and ended up tweaking it a bit before I was done. These noodles are usually half eaten before they get a chance to cool down!
This is a very tasty and quick pasta meal. I got the recipe years ago when I was still at school and went home with one of my friends to have dinner at her house. Her family traveled to Tuscany every year and this was their version of a pasta dish they had eaten there. Serve with a side salad and some crusty bread. You can use any type of pasta really if you haven't got penne pasta, it's really nice with tortellini as well.
Another stupidly simple side dish made from pantry staples that my family asks for over and over. The savory combination of flavors goes well with many other foods. It can be made with freshly-cooked pasta or with leftover, cooked pasta that has no sauce on it. I've included options for some variations to create not-so-simple but extremely tasty side dishes or complete, one-dish meals by adding ingredients you probably have on hand.
I'm on a quest to find recipes that use store-bought, pre-cooked chicken, and this certainly fit the bill! And it looks wonderfully easy. As bhg.com says, "Boiling water is the most time-consuming element of making this super-fast chicken spin on mac-and-cheese."