TIP OF THE DAY: Lasagna Soup

Lasagna is one of our favorite foods, but if we make a lasagna, we eat the whole thing. Not to mention, we spend the whole day making it. If we had a slow cooker, we’d try Crockpot Lasagna. But one way to get a quick lasagna fix is ravioli lasagna, with layers of purchased ravioli…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fideo, “Mexican Spaghetti” & Soup Pasta

[1] Sopa de Fideo, a popular Mexican comfort food (photo courtesy http://BudgetBytes.com). [2] A bowl of plain fideo (photo courtesy CookDiary.net). [3] Barilla makes fideo, as well as Hispanic specialists like Goya (photo courtesy Barilla).   October is National Pasta Month, an occasion to explore and try different types of pasta. May we suggest fideo?…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What To Use When You Don’t Have Pasta Sauce

[1] Got pasta but no red sauce or items that can be turned into it? Just check the pantry and the fridge (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Check for fresh, canned or frozen vegetables and make Primavera with olive oil (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Bonus: some leftover chicken. [3] No veggies? No problem! Garlic, olive oil,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cracker Barrel, The Best Boxed Mac & Cheese

Why do so many American households make macaroni and cheese? It’s easy, cheap, fast (9 minutes!) comfort food—at least in modern packaged form. But in the many centuries before boxed mac & cheese, it was as laborious as most other cooking. THE HISTORY OF MACARONI & CHEESE The first written known record of pasta and…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day, honoring the original modern pizza, the Margherita. It was named after Queen Margherita, consort to Umberto I, King of Italy from 1878–1900. As the story goes, during a visit to Naples, she asked the best pizza maker in town, Don Raffaele, to make her a pie. He made…
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