Why Lasagna? Because there is no other pleasurable food that satisfies all our comfort cravings at once, with its soft, yet crispy-edged pasta, gooey cheese, and warm sauce… Of course, the real question is; Why not Lasagna?

What I should have actually titled this post is Stephanie Eats! I am a lover of cookbooks and of eating. Very often, I like to leaf through a cookbook that I admire, knowing full well I will not make one recipe from it. Other times, as I look through the pages, I cannot wait to get all the ingredients together to try to make as many recipes as possible.

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This book inspires the latter. As soon I saw the cover, I knew I would be making lasagna as soon as possible. Now, those of you that are familiar with cooking are probably thinking, whats the big deal? Lasagna could not be easier to make. Yes and no. On the one hand, you just need some lasagna noodles, cheese, and sauce. On the other hand, the beauty of this dish is that you can take it anywhere, meaning you can add practically anything you like! It can simple or complicated.

In Anna Hezel’s book Lasagna, she dives right into classic lasagna recipes and also not-so-classic recipes. She breaks down all the building blocks of creating your own dish, including the basic anatomy of lasagna. Now, if you don’t want to jump right into making a full lasagna she also features a section of recipes for other baked pastas, starting with the ever popular Baked Ziti (lasagna’s less time consuming cousin), and even including the comfort food of all comfort foods; macaroni and cheese!

This book and other’s like it are a good reminder that there is always time for the food you love and it’s never a bad time to make Lasagna!

Other titles you might like:

Everyday Pasta by Giada De Laurentiis
Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way by Oretta Zanini de Vita
Fabulicious! by Teresa Giudice

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