Category Archives: Pasta

Sausage Spaghetti 

I tried this dish in a fun way.

1. Chop sausage into medium pieces.

2. Let spaghetti poke through sausage. 6-8 spaghetti in each sausage piece.

3. Boil spaghetti & sausage in water for 10 mins or refer to the instructions. Also add in a little salt and oil in the water.

4. Take spaghetti out and drain.

5. Heat a pan on stove. Add in pasta sauce. Keep stirring till sauce becomes very condensed.

6. Put spaghetti in sauce and mix well.

Serve with parsley and grate cheese.

Skillet Cheese Meatball

Meatballs I used are made by myself. Here is the link:

Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

Heat skillet on the stove. Add in some oil. Fry meatballs till they turn golden brown.

Pour in half bottler of pasta sauce ( around 170g) with 2 tsp water. Heat for a little while to let each meatball coated with condensed sauce.

Put skillet into oven. Bake for 15 mins.

Then sprinkle cheese shreds over it. And heat for another 5 mins or till all cheese melts.

Take skillet out. Sprinkle grate Parmesan and parsley.

It tastes really grate.

Also the cheesy tomato sauce is a terrific match for bread.

Homemade Meatball & Meatball Spaghetti 

For meatball:

Minced pork 300g

Egg 1

Salt  1 tsp

Black pepper powder  1/2 tsp

Small onion 1 ( chopped and pan-fried first)

Bread crumbs 40g

Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl by hand.

Then make small meatballs.

Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Fry meatballs till golden brown. Then take them out.

Heat the oil left in the pan. Add in chopped garlic ( 2 cloves) and sauté.

Pour in pasta sauce ( I used around 170 g). And I also added 2 tsp water. Stir well.

Add meatballs in pasta sauce. Turn to low heat and keep stirring till sauce becomes very condensed.

Put cooked spaghetti into sauce. Sprinkle some black pepper granulate and mix well.

Serve with parsley and grate cheese.

My husband loves it very much.

Seafood Spaghetti 

It’s my husband’s birthday today. I cooked him seafood spaghetti and he loved it.

I couldn’t find fresh mussel in the supermarket nearby, so I bought a pack of  frozen mixed seafood, which contains octopus and clam. I also used fresh prawns.

1. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Saute a little chopped garlic.

2. Add in octopus and clam. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.

3. Add in peeled prawn. Another 2-3 mins.

4. Pour in pasta paste. I poured in half bottle, which is around 150 g. Simmer for several mins till it boils.

5. Put cooked spaghetti in the sauce and mix well.

6. Sprinkle some fresh parsley and lemon.

Roasted Chicken Leg With Basil, Tomato & Garlic

1. Put chicken legs in the baking bowl. 

2. Spread several basil leaves.

3. Cut small tomatoes into half pieces. And sprinkle in the space of baking bowl with some garlic cloves.

4. Sprinkle salt and black pepper.

5. Spread some olive oil onto all ingredients. Use finger to brush chicken leg with olive oil.

6. 175 degree, 90 mins.

It can be served with pasta. Baked tomato is perfect for pasta.

Cheesey Farfalle Pasta


Small onion 1 (chopped into small bits)

Bacon bits

Tomato 2 (peeled and chopped into small bits)

Frozen green peas ( in boiling water for 1 min)

Farfalle pasta (cooked)


Black pepper


Tomato sauce

1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in bacon bits. Stir fry till bacon gets a bit burnt.

2. Add in onion bits. Stir fry a bit.

3. Put in all the tomato pieces. Sprinkle some salt. Add in 2 tsp tomato sauce. Braise for a while till tomatoes become tomato sauce.

4. Add in green peas. Simmer for 1 min. Turn off the stove.

5. Add in cooked farfalle pasta. Sprinkle some black pepper. And stir evenly.

Spread cheese on farfalle. Put in the microwave for around 2 mins till cheese melts.

Very yummy.

A Quick Dish – Penne Salad

1. Get penne cooked first.

2. Chop a cucumber into thin slices.

3. Half boiled egg: Put egg and cold water in a pot. Don’t put the lid on. Heat the pot until many big bubbles appear at the bottom. Then turn off the stove and remove the pot. Cover the pot with lid for two minutes. Then take the egg out and put it into cold water.

4. Mix the penne with cucumber slices, half boiled egg, and salad cream.

The penne salad is done.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Apart from searching for recipes, one of my hobbies is watching movies about food.

I watched the Japanese Movie Little Forest the other day. It tells a story of a little girl living in the countryside. She plants vegetables and fruits and makes dishes with them. One scen is about her making tomato sauce with the tomatoes she plants. So I imitated her way of doing that.

1. First, wash some cherry tomatoes. Actually, you can use small tomatoes or big ones, depending on how big your jar is. And cut a cross at the bottom of each one.

2. Then put them in hot water for several seconds. If your tomatoes are bigger, let them stay longer in hot water.

3. Put them into icy water. And the tomato skin can be easily removed.

4. Put peeled tomatoes back into hot water. Boil them with a little salt. Don’t put too much. 

5. Then put the tomatoes along with some salty hot water into sterilized jar. Please don’t make the jar too full. 

6. Put the jar into hot water. And boil it for several minutes. Make sure the lid is not cover too tight.

7. After boiling, cool the jar for a while and tighten the lid.

The movies says, put the jar in the fridge. When you feel hot in summer, you can take a bite, and it makes you feel very cool.

I took them out and heat in a pan with some sugar.

Then poured them on cooked spaghetti. It tasted really great.