Sunday, October 24, 2010

How to Make Spaghetti Pie

"Spaghetti Pie"-type dishes scared me when I was little. Maybe it's the whole "foods touching" problem. But nowadays I'm a fan of one-dish meals. It makes it a lot easier to serve, reheat, etc.

I also like to bring new life to leftovers instead of eating the same thing a few days in a row, and this recipe makes good use of whatever pasta and sauce you have hanging around.

Oh, and one more's like a lazy lasagna dish, as the components are similar but you don't have to take the time to get all the layers perfect. :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

How to Make Hershey's Chocolate Cake

I can feel my stomach rumbling as I post this.

Let's just say...the photo does not do it justice. We had this recipe in a cookbook and it's also found in various places on the Web, like here and here. I definitely recommend adding it to your chocolate cake library! Really wish I had some cocoa on hand right now...

Friday, October 22, 2010

How to Make Sushi! (In Russia)

Time to FINALLY post those recipes I've been thinking about for...oh, the past month or so!

Sushi can obviously be made in a variety of ways. I had never tried it before because it seemed like a hassle to gather all of the components. But some friends taught us how and I was surprised at how easy it was. I don't know if I would do it often, but it is a fun social activity, and even kids can help (see picture further down).

Now that the nori wrappers and things like pickled ginger are sold in St. Petersburg and the other ingredients are fairly basic, it seems more practical.