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My Recipe For Spaghetti

“Noodles are not only amazing, but delicious.” -Jula Child

 Everyone has a favorite spaghetti sauce that they make, so I thought that I would share mine.

Here are the ingredients I use. 

Get the pasta boiling and the sauce warming….. 

Next thing you know, you are eating Italian style!! 

Lots and lots of  shaved parmesan cheese, please.

Here is the recipe:

1 lb ground beef, turkey, or pork

1/2 large onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large can crushed tomatoes

Spices:  salt, pepper, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder

Spaghetti Noodles, Tagliatelle Pasta Nests, Or any pasta you have lying around

Parmesan Cheese     

 Directions to make it:

Brown your meat in skillet.  Add your onions.  Cook until onions are tender.  Add garlic.  Pour in crushed tomatoes.  Add the spices to your taste.  I usually add about 1 tablespoon of basil and oregano. Garlic powder only if you think you need more garlic.  Just a pinch of the red pepper flakes.  And salt and pepper to taste.

That’s the sauce!!

For the pasta:

Just add pasta to salted, olive oiled, boiling water.  Taste the pasta to test when it is done.

After both the pasta and the sauce are done, I add a little of the pasta water to the sauce.  Drain the pasta.  Add parmesan cheese to the pasta.  Then add them together.  Top with more parmesan cheese.



More later………..Sally  


Pasta Of The Week  New Years Resolution is to cook more pasta.

I am going to cook pasta once a week and blog about it on here.
This is going to be a hard resolution to keep, but I’ll do my best!
Maybe I can keep my resolution for once!!
This is my first entry.
It is from The Pioneer Woman’s blog.
Pasta with Bacon and Mushrooms…to die for.

This is what you need.

Put 2T of olive oil in a pan.
Add 3 chopped slices of bacon.
Cook until crispy.
Take out of pan and set aside.

Slice your mushrooms or buy them sliced like I did.
Put them in the same pan that you just took the bacon out of.

Grate in your garlic like Rachael Ray and me or you can chop it up and add it to the pan.
Cook on high, stirring so they don’t stick, until they turn golden brown.
  About 3 minutes.

Add your chicken stock and let cook until the liquid has reduced by half.


Reduce heat to medium-low and add your half and half and the cream.
Stir it around.
It will get thicker and thicker.
Add the onion and the cheese (as much as you want).
Let that cook for a few minutes.
Add the bacon back in.
Add whatever spices that you want and of course salt and pepper.


Put the sauce in a large bowl with the pasta and give it a good stir to coat all the pasta.  More cheese!!!

YUM!!!  This is soooooooooooo good.Here is the recipe:2T Olive Oil
3 slices bacon, cut into pieces
3 cloves garlic
10oz white button mushrooms, sliced
1C chicken broth
1C half and half
1/4c heavy whipping cream
3 whole green onions, sliced
1/2C freshly grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1lb spaghettiCook pasta according to package directions.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add bacon pieces and cook.
Remove bacon and set aside.
Add mushrooms and garlic to pan.  Cook until golden brown.
Pour in the chicken broth.
Cook until liquid is reduced by half.
Reduce heat and add half and half and cream. 
Stir and allow to bubble and thicken for a couple of minutes.
Add sliced green onions and cheese.
 Cook for one more minute.
Add bacon back into the pan.
Put cooked pasta to a large bowl.
Add the sauce and stir together.
Sprinkle with more cheese.I know you will love this!!     


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