How to cook perfect pasta everytime

Written by Shauna Hanus

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Angle hair pasta and spaghetti should take about 8-10 minutes to cook; heavier noodles such as penne can take up to 20-25 minutes. To test for doneness just scoop out one noodle and taste it. You can cookrepparttar noodles a couple of minutes longer for softer pasta.

Oncerepparttar 142648 pasta is cooked drain it in a large colander or strainer. Immediately pourrepparttar 142649 pasta back intorepparttar 142650 hot pot it cooked in. Never runrepparttar 142651 pasta under water, this only serves to weakenrepparttar 142652 taste. Inrepparttar 142653 pot mix a small amount of butter and sauce in withrepparttar 142654 pasta. This will keeprepparttar 142655 pasta moist until it is time to serve. The sauce should be added in larger quantities atrepparttar 142656 table or as you are serving.

Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in creating gourmet meal plans. She has extensive experience cooking with easy to find grocery items to create delightful gourmet meals. She is also the publisher of a no cost bi-monthly gourmet newsletter. Her newsletter is always fun and informational packed with tips and trivia you can use everyday.

Freezing Food in Individual Servings

Written by Michele Webb

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Make surerepparttar food container can seal outrepparttar 142647 air and protectrepparttar 142648 food from freezer burn or collecting ice on it in order to preserverepparttar 142649 "just-cooked" tastes and textures. There are many types of food containers or wrapping available in your grocery store that are designed for freezer use.

This simple tip can easily save you time and money for just a few minutes of preparation. Enjoy!

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