In the late 1990s I clipped a recipe from the St. Petersburg Times for easy baked ziti. It called for store-bought sauce, ricotta cheese and both were mixed in a blender. Does anyone have this recipe? Kimberly Milne, Clearwater
Phyllis O'Farrell shares a recipe she has used for many years. It is simple to make and a favorite in her family. Phyllis keeps extra sauce warmed in case anyone wants some with their serving. You aren't likely to find an easier recipe for baked ziti. The cheese and sauce are not blended in a blender but you could probably use this method. It's not difficult to do by hand, though, if you don't want to dirty the blender. Serve with a salad and garlic bread to complete the meal.
Alberta Taylor of Port Richey is seeking two recipes. Her son and daughter-in-law enjoy the apple fritters from the Publix bakery and would love a recipe. The second is for the Brown Derby's Italian dressing. She's sure it was made with red wine vinegar. Can anyone help?
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