What made you fall in love with cooking?!? 15 other bloggers and me asked ourselves this question and decided to share favorite cookbokos and recipes.
So maybe this is cheating a little, but there wasn’t one cookbook that was the be-all-end-all for me growing up. At least not a “professional” one. The trusty Betty Crocker cookbook was how I first learned to make pancakes.
However, when I think about the equivalent of my Bible for cooking, it would be the written cookbooks of my mom and grandma. My mom is visiting me this week, so I knew I had to make something from her own cookbook– so WE made spaghetti parm. Amazing! Just as good as I remember it– if not better.
I’m doing this post in conjuction with 15 other wonderful bloggers and two amazing sponsors– Calphalon and Page St. We’re all sharing favorite cookbooks, recipes from them (divided into cooking, baking, and drink groups!), and doing a GIVEAWAY! Check out the other recipes below and enter the giveaway!
Cookbooks & Calphalon– what a perfect couple!
- 4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
- olive oil
- 1 can plum tomatoes
- 1 can tomato puree
- 3 small cans tomato paste
- 1 tbs salt
- 1 tbs dried basil
- 5 tbs sugar
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1 package mozzarella cheese
- Difficulty: easy
Coat large pot with olive oil. Saute the garlic.
In a blender, blend the plum tomatoes. Add the plum tomatoes, tomato puree, and tomato pastes. Then add water (1 tomato puree can and 3 tomato paste cans). Mix and bring to boil.
Add spices. Simmer for one hour.
Prepare spaghetti according to package instructions. Make individual dishes for the spaghetti parm. In each pasta bowl, mix 1/2 tbs butter with the pasta. Cover with sauce and then cheese. Broil for about one minute. Serve and enjoy!