Cooked sweet potatoes mashed with milk and butter
Parmesan (about ½ cup)
Sugar (to taste)
Mix filling ingredients until well blended. Use for filling in your own homemade ravioli dough or fill pre-cooked jumbo shells. Set aside. Sauté garlic in butter. Whisk in milk and sour cream. Place one layer of stuffed pasta in a casserole dish or glass baking pan. Top with cooked bacon and slices of cheddar. Repeat pasta, bacon, and cheddar. Pour sauce over layers. Cover. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
Also from the Valentine’s Day, 2006 issue.
Tortellini means bellybutton of Venus. Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, was to rendezvous with Jupiter at an inn. Venus arrived first and was waiting in their room. The chef heard of her arrival, peaked through the keyhole into her room, and saw her lying partially covered on the bed. He was so inspired by the sight of her navel that he rushed to the kitchen and created the stuffed pasta in its image.
Butter, 1 stick
Garlic, as much as you can stand to peel and slice
Half and half, 1 pint
Parmesan, 6-8 oz
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter on medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add half and half and bring up to hot but DO NOT BOIL, whisking constantly. When half and half is hot add parmesan slowly, whisking constantly, it should melt pretty quickly. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat. Combine tortellini and
Alfredo sauce in bowl or serving dish.