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Old 12-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #11
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Welcome to the website! :)

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Old 12-04-2008, 12:13 PM   #12
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welcome, dunno. always good to see a fellow new yawkuh on board.

just so you know, there should be a sign under the banner that reads "abandon all hope of being skinny, ye who enter here".

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Old 12-04-2008, 03:35 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
I'll take this time to step in and say Welcome, and disagree with D & S just a leeetle beeeet. I cook for myself and have no problem finding the drive, but then, I really love to eat Plus it helps living in a little town where the take out is quite limited.
Don't let living alone slow you down from making something that catches your eye.
Ditto... well except the little town thing.. just change that to "the hood"

Cooking for yourself can be very rewarding... more so than eating takeout and frozen dinners for sure... plus its always good to have the skills to impress on hand you never know when they may come in useful.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #14
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Welcome!!! and one helpful hint......clean up as you've finished using a utensil,pot or whatever, so you won't have a mess.....has stood me in good stead for many years.
p.s.....I make very tasty soups in the microwave.....then you can fill small containers and freeze them......
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:19 PM   #15
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Nice to meet you DH2C! You stumbled across a good one alright!! Welcome to DC!!
Mess with me and you mess with the whole trailer park!!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:00 PM   #16
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Thank you. I am overwhelmed by the positive responses. I will attempt to make baked ziti this weekend. I'll let you all know how it turns out!
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:19 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by DunnoHow2Cook View Post
Thank you. I am overwhelmed by the positive responses. I will attempt to make baked ziti this weekend. I'll let you all know how it turns out!

I make baked ziti all the time and here is how I do it -

box of ziti noodles
1 large jar of storebought marina (I use Muir Glenn)
2 C shredded moz cheese
1/2 C sour cream
fresh parm (about 1/4 cup?)
1/2 lb hamburger
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced

Preheat oven to 375.
Boil water and cook about 1/2 the package of ziti noodles (from a one lb. box)
In a large saucepan, brown the hamburger and sausage, about halfway through cooking add the onion, continue to cook until the onion looks done - drain grease and add chopped garlic. Stir well. Add marinara and simmer on low for 5 - 10 minutes.

Once pasta is done, drain well.

Spray your baking dish with Pam spray - I use a deep oval shaped casserole pan, but any pan with deep sides will do.

In the bottom of the pam, ladle about 1 cup of the sauce. Place half of the ziti noodles on top of the sauce. Sprinkle half of of the moz cheese onto the noodles and then smear all of the sour cream on. Place about half of the remaining the sauce ontop of this. Then add the remaining noodles, top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with all of the remaining moz cheese and parm cheese.
Cover and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly looking.

Makes enough for 6 generous servings.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:25 AM   #18
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You have joined a group of knowlegable people, always ready to help, and not just with cooking questions. You will soon feel like you know really are friends. I even try to put faces to the names. There are some really attractive folks around here.

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