Here’s some fun for National Spaghetti Day, January 4th: pancake spaghetti. A trend that started on Tik-Tok, pancake spaghetti is thin strips of pancake batter made in the thickness of spaghetti. Once the strips are cooked all the way through on a griddle, you put them in a bowl and “sauce” them with your syrup […]

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January 4th is National Spaghetti Day, but mark your calendar to celebrate all of the pasta holidays below. Trivia: The word “spaghetti” derives from the Italian word “spago,” which means “twine” or “string.”  The name for a single spaghetti noodle is “spaghetto” (it’s the singular form of the plural “spaghetti” ). Other beloved Italian foods […]

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[1] Spaghetti pie, a.k.a. spaghetti fritatta (photos #1 and #2 © Greatest Tomatoes From Europe). [2] Canned tomatoes from Italy are processed with modern, hygenic techniques. [3] Caprese fritatta tomatoes, basil, mozzarella. Here’s the recipe (photo © eMeals). [4] Salmon frittata with potatoes, capers and dilo (photo © Sitka Salmon Shares). [5] Potatoes and broccoli […]

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Try something new for National Pasta Month. It could be as simple as a shape of pasta you haven’t tried before, from wagon wheels (ruote) to strozzapreti (photo #4—the name means “priest stranglers—here’s why†). Perhaps it’s baked pasta, like manicotti, pastitsio or ziti. How about this fun approach to baked pasta: Spaghetti Pie, a recipe […]

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The first surprise in this spaghetti dish with creamy tomato sauce (photo #1) is that there’s no cream, butter or cheese in the sauce. This San Marzano tomato-based pasta sauce recipe from DeLallo is so creamy, you’d think it would be loaded with cream, butter, and/or cheese. The second surprise is that the creaminess comes […]

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[1] One-pot Spaghetti Caprese With Burrata (photo © The Baker Chick). [2] Moist and creamy, burrata is a great cheese for fresh-cheese lovers (© Murray’s Cheese).   Finally, burrata cheese is being made by enough American producers that many cheese lovers nationwide can buy it locally. Beyond enjoying it in a Caprese salad or with […]

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[1] Pretty pasta, with colorful nutrition from kale and tomatoes (photo and recipe © DeLallo). [2] DeLallo’s authentic Italian spaghetti (photo © DeLallo). [3] Different varieties of kale. Through the Middle Ages, kale was one of the most common green vegetables in Europe. Curly-leaf and flat-leaf varieties were cultivated in Greece as far back as […]

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