A peek Into My Kitchen: My Mom’s Baked Spaghetti (mostly)

After posting the picture on Instagram and Facebook, I’ve owed the recipe to a number of people for quite a while. Somehow creating a casserole out of your spaghetti and sauce turns it into a much more exciting and satisfying dinner than just boiling noodles…not much additional work, trust me!

Baked Spaghetti


1 lb box spaghetti, linguini or cappellini

2 bunches fresh raw spinach, washed well and chopped coarsely (optional)

2-3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 stick unsalted butter

I 16 oz jar of your favorite sauce (homemade could work too, but I promised little work!)

½ cup cornflake crumbs



A peek Into My Kitchen: Sweet & Tangy Stir-Fry Sauce


I get more and more fed-up every time I hear another person's 'tricks' to hide vegetables from their children. Vegetables come in such a myriad of shapes, colors and flavors that is is virtually impossible for any person to hate ALL of them. A bright, colorful stir-fry is a great way to get your child to eat veggies because it's pretty and inviting.

Even if your kids are a hard sell, this stir-fry sauce is so yummy that it just may convice them!

Sweet & Tangy Stir-Fry Sauce

6 Tbsp rice vinegar

5 Tbsp sugar

3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp cornstarch

2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated or 2 tsp dried ginger