Spaghetti carbonara could be my all time favorite pasta dish. It's light and creamy to taste and quick and easy to make. Crisp pancetta, dry white wine, gooey eggs, and melted Parmesan cling to the pasta for a meal that is sheer perfection. The recipe is so simply uncomplicated that even the most elementary of cooks can be successful. Once you have mastered the basic equation don't hesitate to get creative and tweak the sauce to your liking. For example, my dad has modified his carbonara (which is really delicious) with the additions of Italian sausage and fresh parsley. But before I get ahead of myself, have a look at the original recipe, read more
A few months ago, I told you about the motorized Twirling Spaghetti Fork, and well what do you know? Today we've got the low-tech version. It's still a twirling spaghetti fork, but this time you've got to actually put your fingers at the top and push down. The corkscrew design makes the pasta twirl around the tines.
Okay, now is it just me, or is anyone else having a hard time seeing how this would really work or why it's better than just twirling a regular fork? If you're not having a hard time and need to get one for yourself, It'll cost you about $20 for a set of 2.
Source: Coolest Gadgets
I love how they call it the "Automanual" Pasta Twirling Fork.
Who doesn't love a slice of cheese pizza, Lasagna or Anitpasto? And those Italian desserts like gelato or a cannoli - they're just so delicious, it's hard to hold back.
Each of these are based on a regular restaurant portion:
Antipasto Salad: 136 cals, 8g fat, 13g carbs
Bruschetta (1 piece with tomato and basil): 102 cals, 3g fat, 17g carbs
Chicken Cacciatore: 370 cals, 22g fat, 4g carbs
Capresse Salad: 154 cals, 11.8g fat, 4.2g carbs
Eggplant Parmigiana: 670 cals, 32g fat, 75g carbs
Fettuccine Alfredo: 780 cals, 55g fat, 53g carbs
Parmesan Garlic Bread: 259 cals, 13.4g fat, 29.2g carbs
Lasagna (meat): 400 cals, 17g fat, 36 cals
Lasagna (vegetable): 250 cals, 13g fat, 21g carbs
Manicotti (cheese and tomato): 230 cals, 14g fat, 18g carbs
Minestrone Soup: 260 cals, 6g fat, 28g carbs
Spinach and Mushroom Risotto: 219 cals, 5g fat, 37g carbs
Pizza (1 slice cheese): 222 cals, 5g fat, 35g carbs
Pizza (1 slice pepperoni): 249 cals, 7.5g fat, 35g carbs
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When most people think of spaghetti, they usually think of a hearty tomato sauce, pesto or olive oil. However, spaghetti is a versatile pasta that works well with many other cuisines. I love to use it in many Asian style dishes, including a basic noodle stir-fry. Besides, the Chinese are on record for having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C, so spaghetti is no stranger to those lovely flavors. For today's special I've found a simple, home-style Chinese dish that incorporates spaghetti. To check out the recipe, read more