Spaghetti Bolognese with Mushrooms

Spaghetti Bolognese with Mushrooms

Who doesn’t love spaghetti?   This recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese with Mushrooms is a 30 days of cans twist on the recipe.  This version is shelf stable, simple to prepare, and delicious, too.  I love to add mushrooms to spaghetti sauce.  They seem to make simple canned, or jarred, sauce into something special.   We eat spaghetti often in my household, and this recipe is one of our favorites for a busy weeknight. 

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs is a great casserole for an easy dinner.  The thing I like best about this is that it can be made ahead, stored in the freezer, and popped in the oven when you need an easy meal.  It’s filling, delicious, and kid friendly. 

Spaghetti Parmesano is made from a simple combination of garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Parmesano

This is a simple and delicious pasta recipe that will become one of your favorite go to dishes as a main dish or as a side to accompany your favorite meat entrée.   It pairs equally well with pork, chicken, or beef.  The  combination of garlic and olive oil along with the heat from the red pepper flakes really makes this pasta dish pop.   Once you try this, you will wonder why you never made it before. 

Italian Poached eggs--eggs poached in marinara sauce are a simple and delicious twist on both poached eggs and spaghetti. PattyCakesPantry.com

Poached Eggs a la Italiana

Italian style poached eggs bring an unusual  twist to your usual spaghetti dinner.  There’s something amazingly delicious about soft poached eggs  slathered in a rich marinara.    The eggs can be served alone with a piece of crusty bread, or can be served atop spaghetti.  However you serve these Italian style poached eggs, this recipe is a winner.This is another recipe from my octogenarian friend who’s a little Italian grandmother.  Our visits usually include some discussion of food, and she is a tremendous resource for frugal, family friendly meals.  During a visit, she was sharing with me one of the […]

Fully Loaded Marinara Sauce

Fully Loaded Marinara

Fully loaded marinara sauce is a way to sneak lots of vegetables into your family’s pasta dinner.  The chunks of vegetables effectively hide the fact that there’s no meat in this sauce.   Baker’s man didn’t utter a complaint.  If, however, your family eschews vegetables, simpley blend all of the vegetables into a smooth sauce to hide them.  Of course, this method will make the carnivores in the house realize there’s not meat in the sauce, but…