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Butter Garlic Spaghetti

I am always looking for recipes that 1) use very few ingredients, 2) take little time to prep and cook, and 3) taste good. Today, I made a simple spaghetti with butter, garlic, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

Butter Garlic Spaghetti
1/2 lb. whole wheat spaghetti2 c. water1/8 tsp. salt3/4 or whole stick butter1/2 Tbsp. ground black pepper1/2 c. or handful of shredded Parmesan cheese1 Tbsp. chopped garlic in a jar, or 4 cloves
For spaghetti: In a medium saucepan, boil water with salt to a rolling boil. Add pasta and simmer on low-medium for 7 minutes. Drain half of the pasta water. Keep pasta in half of the water until sauce is done. For sauce: Slice stick of butter and bring to a boil in a large skillet/pan. Stir in pepper. Once boiling and bubbling (not burning), add pasta and pasta water to pan. Stir in garlic, and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Shut off heat and add Parmesan cheese. Toss with tongs and plate. Enjoy! Diana

"Magic Cake" - Perfect Custard Cake

Jo from Jo Cooks has a tremendous cake recipe called Magic Cake. It is a simple custard cake with ingredients like flour, eggs, butter, milk, sugar and vanilla. I bet you have these ingredients in your home right now.

I grew up eating a cake called cremesh, a European custard cake with powdered sugar on top of a crispy layer on top of the sweetest creme ever. I remember contacting Jo about cremesh, and this is a perfect version.
Recipe here
The cake sunk a bit once out of the oven. It should cool for some time in order for the creme inside to congeal and come together. Can't wait to slice into it!
I have made several of the recipes on her site. I have not been disappointed even once. She is amazing.