Slow Cooker Tomato and Beef Cube Sauce for Spaghetti

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Whenever you crave a simple family meal that everyone can agree on, try this recipe. My Italian friend Adelina fed her version of this recipe to my kids & I more times than I care to contemplate. And it was always a hit.  If ground beef is such a natural match to spaghetti, why not […]

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On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

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On June 30th, 2011 at 17:17 in the afternoon to be exact, my new baby girl literaly glided into the world and our waiting arms. For once, after two very long and difficult past births, I was rewarded with a wonderful experience. If you are reading this, thanks everyone at the hospital!   Now that the […]

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Quick Salmon Lasagna

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This last month our family has hit many important milestones. I have reached eight months of my third pregnancy, celebrated my seventh wedding anniversary and got fired by email, all in the same week! the following three weeks included goodies such as finding myself a replacement (an insignificant detail the highly intelligent (ahem) coordinator at […]

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Baked Spaghetti Pie

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  The other day we had M & m over for supper. Big M stands for my cheerful red headed friend and little m. for her pint size little girl. I made spaghetti and meatballs. Actually, I made the meatballs, bread and salad in advance, knowing that everybody will be hungry after a long day at work and daycare. All […]

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Tangy Tuna Pasta

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  Were you ever let down by one of these “quick” recipes claiming  to use everyday pantry staples only to discover that Mr. (or Ms.) smarty pantry is calling for a pint of cherry tomatoes, crisp farmers market Arugula and some fancy Italian cheese you can’t even pronounce? Honestly, If I had a these goodies on hand […]

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Rebellious red spaghetti

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  This pasta dish breaks all conventions known to good italian cooking. The spaghetti noodles are allowed to cook until soft. They are (lo and behold) broken in half before immersed in boiling water (but don’t tell  my husband), the uncooked, quickie, hassle free sauce is mixed with the pasta and you are NOT to serve it immediately, […]

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Pasta Putanesca

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  It’s cold. And grey. My baby just got his vaccines and diligently proceeded to present all the text-book side effects. So he is crying, and feverish, and sick. I literally had to wash all the bedding in the house. Twice. In days like these I like to pretend it is summer. That all I have to […]

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