One thing Italians do better? Food lol. The food of my people is some of the best on the planet, and to Italians cooking isn’t just preparing a meal. It’s usually an all day social gathering and an artform. My Nana would start the gravy in the morning and spend the day swatting little hands away from the pot trying to dunk bread. While I will share lots of recipes with you, I will never share the Andreottola Gravy Recipe. Sorry, it’s a family secret 😉 I will tell you this – it is a meat sauce. If you’re looking to buy sauce in a jar, the only brand I like is Prego. What can I say Italians are super proud & picky about their food 🤷🏼♀️
We call baked ziti Lazy Man Lasagna because it’s all the same ingredients just with different pasta. It’s a fam favorite and a party pleaser and there aren’t usually any leftovers.
1 box of ziti pasta
1-2 jars store bought sauce or 1 pot homemade sauce
15oz ricotta cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Boil ziti according to package & strain.
Add half the sauce to the ziti & stir.
Spoon half of ziti mixture into large glass baking dish.
Top with ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella
Add layer of sauce over cheese
Spoon in the rest of the ziti mixture and top with the rest of the sauce
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes
Remove foil, sprinkle top with remaining mozzarella & parmesan
I’m Kris 🙋🏻♀️ I’m a boho hippie beach mom just trying to raise a family in New England. I have a perfect 3 year old lil boy with autism, a beautiful high maintenance diva baby girl, & 2 crazy rescue dogs and we live on a lake in the woods on the seacoast of New Hampshire just outside Boston.
I’m super Italian & pretty much check off every Boston Italian stereotype and lemme tell ya we are definitely our own lil cultural world 😋
I have a bachelor’s degree in psych that I don’t use at all lol and I used to be a medical/surgical assistant and worked in both orthopedic trauma as well as pediatrics. I f**kin LOVED my job & if the apocalypse ever hits I have the medical knowledge to survive 🤪
I gained & subsequently lost 100 pounds post thyroid surgery, 60 pounds with baby # 1, and 30 pounds with baby # 2. I have been every body size there is and they are all beautiful!
I don’t wear a lot of makeup, I don’t know how to curl my hair, I’m obsessed with yoga & plants, I hate big cities, I mostly rock t-shirts & flip flops, I have a mouth like a sailor, I’m fluent in sarcasm, I’m loud & full of opinions, and I drink a lot of wine 😋 Some people say I’m a lot... but would you wanna live life only being a little??
I’ve walked a lot of paths in life and have been through some serious shit. So I will never judge you for where you are on your path or how you’re walking it. You do you boys & girls (and everyone in between)! Let yo freak flag fly! All are welcome & supported in my corner of the Internet 😉
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