Cooking Tips

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• When cooking your pasta of choice, add a little salt (no more than a teaspoon) to the water.  This lessens your chance of water boiling over the side of the pot.

• Though we do not recommend that you use oil when preparing regular pasta (it prevents the sauce from coating the noodles later) use a teaspoon or two in the water when you are cooking lasagna noodles.  This prevents them from sticking together and makes your casserole easier to assemble.

• If you are using pasta in a baked dish, undercook it slightly when you boil it so that it will not be overcooked or mushy after being baked.

• If you wish to make a pasta dish with vegetables, there is no need to cook the vegetables beforehand.  Simply add them to your pasta water for the last 4-5 minutes of cooking; making sure the water comes back to a boil.  When the pasta and vegetables are cooked, drain them!