Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Growing up Catholic, Michael had baked macaroni and cheese and other no-meat dishes on Fridays. My family had no such tradition and frankly for years I never had anything more than stove top macaroni and cheese out of the familiar blue box. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I do clearly remember… 

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Ann’s Spaghetti Sauce

Ann's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe - Andrea Meyers

This is Michael’s mom’s spaghetti sauce, the one he grew up with. His mom has quite a sense of humor. She jokes that she isn’t Italian so she can’t make Italian spaghetti, but she’s Polish so she can make “Polish spaghetti.” Authentic or not, it’s a good, easy multi-purpose sauce that you can use for… 

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Linguine with Peppers and Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Linguine with Peppers and Roasted Grape Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

We’ve had great luck with the grape tomato plants this year. They’re producing in abundance, and we bring in collanders full of them just about every night. They are sweet, flavorful, and downright addictive. Michael has been packing sandwich bags full of them to take to work for a snack. Last week I experimented with… 

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Basic Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto - Andrea Meyers

At the risk of jinxing things, I have to say that our garden is really doing well this year. We have tons of tomatoes that will be ready for picking next week. The herbs are going crazy. The Italian parsley and the dill are about three feet tall with lots of leaves, the oregano and… 

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