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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Fried Pasta With Sausage

italian, pork

1/2 lb vermicelli
12 oz hot italian sausage,
1 removed from casing
2 medium onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 red or green bell peppers,
1 seeded, cut in 1 cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, or
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 1/3 cup marinara sauce
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
16 oz canned tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoon dry red wine
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 dash of dried oregano

Preparation: Cook vermicelli according to package directions. Drain. In 10" skillet, over medium-high heat, cook sausage 5 minutes stirring frequently to break up. Add onions and cook until onions are softened. Stir in garlic, bell peppers, basil and pepper. Cook until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes and Marinara Sauce. Remove from heat. Wipe out skillet. In same skillet, over high heat, heat oil. Add vermicelli, cook two minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook until edges are browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. With pancake turner, loosen from skillet. Invert vermicelli onto serving plate. Spoon sausage mixture over vermicelli. MARINARA SAUCE Preparation: In 1 qt. saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes until thick.