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PostHeaderIcon It’s National Pasta Month………… says the Italian girl

Cucina Antica National Pasta MonthWho am I kidding? Being Italian means that EVERY MONTH is National Pasta Month, but for everyone else, this happens in October. You really don’t know what you are missing though. Along with my family, Cucina Antica is celebrating National Pasta Month throughout the month with delicious, authentic Italian recipes. What better time to try new recipes?? By adding artisan ingredients, like Cucina Antica cooking sauces, you are choosing  a better-for- you option that is full of authentic flavor!!

I have tried a lot of sauces in my, years but, Cucina Antica cooking sauces are made with imported Italian San Marzano tomatoes, no artificial preservatives, lower sodium, no added sugar, no added water, gluten-free and no tomato paste. WHAT? Did your taste buds just perk up? Cucina Antica provides at-home chefs products made through an artisanal production method that allows consumers to cook the sauces without losing any flavor. Guess what else? They are one of few sauces that are non-GMO verified!

Give me red tomato gravy and I can make just about anything with it. Pumpkin on the other hand, not really something I have worked with before. But, I was determined I was going to figure out something to make with it! I would definitely have to ponder this one for a few more days.

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PostHeaderIcon #Recipe: Fast, Easy and Kid Friendly Lasagna Roll-Ups

I absolutely love lasagna! Some days I just don’t have the 3 hours it takes me to make it. Yes, it is taken very seriously in my home! I came up with this easy way to still get my lasagna fix without spending all that time in the kitchen. I am sure some genius woman has done this in the past but, I wish I had known about it much sooner!

All you have to do is cook your lasagna pasta as indicated on the box. Spread some Ricotta cheese on it, add some sauce and mozzarella. You can also sprinkle some cooked ground beef or sausage on it as well if you like. Roll it up, put a little sauce in the bottom of your baking dish so they don’t stick and spoon a little sauce over the top of each one. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake at 325 for about 30 minutes. Since every thing is already cooked, you really only are wanting to melt the cheese and warm it up. Be sure you let them sit at least 5 minutes after removing them from the oven. If you try to eat them right away, they will completely fall apart when you try to cut them. These are also good to make ahead and reheat for lunch.

PostHeaderIcon Music Monday: Solo Tu

I never write anything about the music I pick on Mondays but I figured I figured I would need to explain this one. When my mom was 16 she received this record from a guy who liked her. He didn’t even speak English. Today she is 57 and still has this record. I grew up listening to this song and it is the only Italian song that I know. I couldn’t find the English lyrics online anywhere or I would have posted them.

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