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If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only have three things with me, one of them would surely be pasta (considering this, the other two would probably be a big, heavy pot and a lighter, to create a flame). Most of my favorite meals are pasta dishes, and I eat a couple warm bowls of it in some form several times a week. Though I’m a sucker for good, old-fashioned, spaghetti and meatballs, I don’t discriminate; stuffed pastas, like ravioli and tortellini, or shapes, such as rotini and orecchiette, are delicious, too.

My appreciation for pasta goes beyond delicious, Italian feasts. A casserole dish, straight out of the oven, filled with oozy, gooey, macaroni and cheese, is hard to resist. Swedish meatballs over egg noodles in a warm, brown gravy are enough to satisfy a bottomless-pit of an appetite. Some of the best items on a Chinese menu contain noodles, and dumplings are the not-so long-lost cousin of the Italian ravioli. On that note, the Polish pierogi comes from the same family. I have quite a soft spot for this particular stuffed dough pouch, and I must admit: I have a special place in my heart for the frozen Mrs. T’s pierogies. Still, there’s nothing like one of your favorite foods homemade, so I decided to, ambitiously, play Mrs. T for a day. Read More…

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