Nov 10, 2010

Spaghetti Pie
This Months Recipe
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Cafe Luna's Spaghetti Pie

I often refer to my ex-stepmother Gloria when I cook. She was a great hard-core Italian lady who loved to cook. Her basis was always home cooking but with the freshest ingredients. This was something she made for us, that I have served many times, and was a favorite when we were open for lunches.
You take cooked pasta, mix it with a bit of your favorite Marinara or meat sauce, cheese, eggs and herbs, place into a cake pan, and bake until it is golden and firm. This dish is really great now that entertaining for the holidays is looming. A great buffet dish, it is spectacular served on a cake pedestal, or elevated on your buffet line.
You get to find a use for too much pasta that you made, too much sauce or the left over bits of cheeses that find their way into the refrigerator. Cooks always have several "go-to" recipes for leftovers. This is one that will keep you happy, and no one will know you are re-cycling last nights dinner.
This dish benefits from early cooking as letting it rest "sets" the eggs and cheese up more firmly (like lasagna). This stores well in the reefer for about 4 days, covered tightly with plastic wrap.

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