If you've ever doubted that the Chinese invented pasta, consider rotini and its strange-and-twisty pasta cousins: fusilli, cellentani, cavatelli, gemelli, spiralini, trofiette, campanelle, cavatappi. Yes, they all have Italian names. But why go to all the trouble of twisting pasta if not to make it easier for chopsticks to grab?...
Although it comes with a lot less drama than the traditional high-rise version, this souffle is equally delicious. We added the gorgeous organic baby plum tomatoes that are so readily available, but other seasonal vegetables would be just as good. Click here to visit the new home of KitchenDaily!
This dish is inspired by timpano, a rustic Italian pastry dome filled with pasta, meatballs, cheese and eggs - the perfect way to use up leftovers and make a whole new meal. Adding frozen peas and carrots to boxed macaroni & cheese is an easy way to put some vegetables in this kid- favorite food. Line small ramekins with pastry, ham or grilled zucchini, fill it with the macaroni mixture, and your little ones will eat to the beat of their own individual drums! Click here to visit the new home of KitchenDaily!
I know, I know, the potatoes pictured and defined in this post don't necessarily fit the standard, high-class, French definition of au gratin potatoes, but in my defense, I grew up eating my mom's cheesy potato dish which she always