Garlic butter, prepared in the microwave, is the secret to this easily and quickly prepared dish. This recipe is really great whether you are having dinner with the family or with friends.

serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • butter
  • minced garlic
  • medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • vermicelli pasta
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Serve with Garlic Shrimp.

ready in about an hour; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • plain whole-mill yogurt
  • spaghetti
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Tbs. dry mustard powder reconstituted with enough water to make a paste
  • tahini oil
  • dark sesame oil
  • Tbs. rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • Tbs. soy sauce
  • Optional: 1 scrambled egg

The test kitchen prefers the hearty strands of egg-enriched fettuccine usually sold in 12-ounce boxes. We found that you need to salt the water used to cook the pasta and vegetables quite heavily to make sure they emerge nicely seasoned.

ready in about 30 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • unsalted butter
  • Table salt and ground black pepper
  • heavy cream
  • frozen peas
  • lemon juice
  • thinly sliced fresh basil

Vary by adding fresh or frozen peas, diced carrots, broccoli florets, or corn or cooked ground meat to the sauce.

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • uncooked lasagna noodles
  • dried basil

Trying to recreate the Knorr Tomato Basil Parmesan recipe.

You might need to buy:
  • parmesan & romano cheeses
  • cream cheese
  • salt
  • whey
  • sugar
  • dried garlic
  • onion powder
  • tomato powder
  • miniature penne wheat pasta
  • 1tbsp butter
  • milk
  • water
  • dried parsley
ready in about 40 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • pepper
  • salt
  • chopped onion
  • olive oil
  • chunky pasta
You might need to buy:
  • cooked fettuccine
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • refrigerated alfredo sauce
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • dried Italian seasoning
  • Italian salad dressing

Ingredients for 600 gr. of pasta (yes, we use the metric system =รพ )

You might need to buy:
  • Salt: some grains

good, but a tad slow, what with frying the chicken

You might need to buy:
  • balsamic vinegar
  • the above mentioned tomato sauce
  • smoked bacon or pancetta
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Italian parsley for garnish