Celebrate National Pasta Month with This Helpful Tip

October is National Pasta Month. So we turn to that eternal question, “How do you know when pasta is done?” 

The term “al dente” means, firm “to the tooth,” and is considered the ideal way to serve pasta. Thus the best way to tell if your pasta is done is to taste it. Cook it for the minimum time recommended and continue to test your pasta every couple of minutes until it is done to your liking. Pasta cooked “al dente,” will be slightly chewy with a very small white dot of uncooked core at the center. For more tender pasta, wait until there is no white uncooked core showing.

Cook up something delicious tonight with this special recipe provided to you by Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico and put our expansive kitchens to good use! 

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