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This one is titled.... 365 WAYS TO COOK PASTA Cookbook (365 Series)
This hard cover wire bound cookbook measures just over 7 inches wide by about 9 /2 inches tall with 236 pages. Minimal wear to the covers from use and re-shelving and INSIDE the pages are at least 98% free of any marks, stains or writing.
With a fair number of these recipes you can produce a hearty comfort-type entree with with mostly pantry type ingredients. Who would have thought that spaghetti with parsley butter (spaghetti, butter, garlic, parsley) can make a satisfying and elegant entree? Well I didn't. But it does. And it makes and even better first course, lunch or side dish. The same goes for Spaghetti with walnuts and parmesan (spaghetti, olive oil, garlic, walnuts, parmesan, parsley...and add blue cheese to this one if you like). throughout this book are simple put-together dishes like this that you can add to your usual stable of week night dinners for variety. Other examples of these simple recipes are spaghetti with lemon butter and peas, elbows with butter, parmesan and peas, and fetticcini with tuna and peas.
On the more exotic side are a rabbit sauce for your pasta, a cavier and pasta concoction and a section an Asian noodles. Quite a few of all of the dishes are on the rich (read calorie laden) side... One chapter with no cook sauces is a bit lighter. The dessert section is very sweet and very rich.
I think a lot of these recipes could be *lightened up* with alternate products... fat free half and half instead of cream, fat free milk instead of milk, egg substitute instead of eggs..low fat cheeses, etc.
On the plus side..there are many many recipes to choose from, many with things you already have at home.
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