My dad always pronounced “Parmesan” as “PAMERZAM!” I thought that was its real name until I was in my 20s. So it’s PAMERZAM!–always has been; always will be. You’ll get over it.
Pepperoni Caesar Salad
Sorry, pepperoni: You might tell the greatest jokes in history, but you’re too delicious to spare. We’ll have to get our jokes elsewhere.
Garlic PAMERZAM! Shaving Cream
How about some spuds so smooth and creamy you can’t decide whether to eat ’em or shave with ’em?
- Hat Tip:
- Alton Brown
- Side Dishes
Sauce. Alfredo Sauce. Stirred, Not Shaken
You can call this Supernatural Elf Counselor Sauce if you want, but that’s too silly for me.
Cheesy Penne, Bacon and Broccoli
Pasta, cheese and bacon: Enough noms that you can forgive broccoli’s presence.
PAMERZAM! Baked Pork Chops
Cheese and chops–what’s not to love?
Special Cheese Manicotti
Not special as in “short-bus special.” Special as in “Oooh! This is specially good!”
Creamy Linguine With Pan-Roasted Cauliflower, Spinach & White Beans
This is so good your kids won’t even complain about eating veggies!
Italian Pasta Stirfry
Offer them a wok they can’t refuse.
Read this book right after dinner. That is the very closest a cat should ever get to your lasagnea.
- Hat Tip:
- Comfort Food
3 Stripes Casserole
Carbs, meat, veggies—what’s not to love?