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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘pasta’
Posted: January 4th, 2013

fea_snapshot0815photo1Comfort food, here we come! Whether you make it yourself or head out to your fave Italian restaurant, today’s a day to mangia on spaghetti — as a nation, thanks to the ultimate holiday site. 

Need some recipe ideas? Check out Jennie Geisler’s Loaves and Dishes blog right here. She made spelt pasta last year for all of us in the newsroom — it was incredibly delicious. It’s good for you, OK for non-gluten folks, and if she hadn’t told us it was spelt, we would have guessed it was real pasta. Here’s her story on it. It’s a Martha Stewart recipe — click on it here.

And if you are looking for some other days to dig into pasta this month, try these:
L’ASAGNA TASTING at Union Station on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. — it benefits L’Arche. Admission $15.

Spaghetti Dinner on Jan. 20 at noon at Saint Andrew’s gym. Adults $8 and children $3.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: June 24th, 2012

My husband and I discovered the delicious Italian meals at Biscotti’s in Conneaut, Ohio, about seven years ago. It’s owned by Dick and Lori McLaughlin, and it’s kind of like a step up from Chuck and Ginny’s — if you remember it from downtown Erie. It’s located in a small, 100-year-old building at 186 Park Ave., in a small town that’s just nice to visit. It’s great food — not cheap, not expensive, but worth every penny.

My hubby and I often head to Conneaut for quiet getaways and Italian dinners that are sure to please. I had a gumbo pasta that was so good I just had to share. It’s spicy and flavorful, and my family is glad I filled up on the bruschetta and salad because I brought a lot of the gumbo pasta home. I’m not one of the foodie writers for the Erie Times-News, but I did want to share a romantic getaway to a small town not far from home. Biscotti’s and Tarsitano’s are among our favorites. And if you like gumbo, you’ll love this pasta.

We got a bonus — a couple was holding their 35th anniversary party right behind us. They needed a photo, and we scored cake for photographer duties. Beautiful, homemade cake with almond flavoring.  It was outstanding.  So we missed the fabulous Biscotti’s desserts, but there is always next time.

Pam Parker, mom of three and stepmom of three,  is an award-winning writer and editor for Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.


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