pasta & rice

Pasta or rice dishes.

The basics of a great food

Angel hair with shrimp.

There's a good reason pasta is high on nearly everyone's list of favorites. Pasta is versatile, healthy, tasty and easy to work with. It provides the base for hundreds of delicious recipes, whether drowned in sauce or chopped up plain in a salad, or even as an ingredient in a stir-fry.

Choosing pasta

Pasta has a variety of textures, flavors, and styles. There is always an open invitation to experiment and find a new twist on an old favorite pasta dish. Scrub your old habits and bring out a pasta you have never tried. Re-examine and re-discover all your favorite pasta dishes by exploring the big, wonderful world of pasta.

Baked ziti

Total time
1 hour, 45 minutes
Yield
10 servings

Everyone seems to love Italian food. One favorite is Italian baked ziti. Pasta, tomato sauce, cheese, what's not to love? Unfortunately though, it can be quite expensive and inconvenient to visit an Italian restaurant when craving a plate of authentic Italian baked ziti if you are in the wrong part of the world. With a few simple steps, you and your family can be enjoying that delicious plate of baked ziti at home.

Quick Italian pizza

Total time
30 minutes
Yield
4 servings

Who doesn't love pizza? Whether your eight or eighty, everyone seems to enjoy a good slice, or two, of authentic Italian pizza. Many variations of pizza have popped up over the years, but it all began with a basic cheese pizza. Because of the popularity of pizza today, it can be quite expensive. Even for just a "basic" tomato and cheese pizza. Wouldn't you just love to be able to recreate that fabulous pizza taste right from your very own kitchen? Well, it is truly not that difficult and not even that expensive.