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Why do lasagna or pappardelle require a special attachment on pasta machines?

there is no need for the extra attachments. In fact, if you want your sheets a little narrower, just use a pizza cutter and a ruler. But why, just make your sheet narrower. Anyway, no one will be measuring the width of your lasagna/ papardelle noodles, unless they're nuts. I found out the hard way, (ordering the papardelle attachment) that the papardelle and the lasagna attachment are the same width. I should have never ordered the papardelle attachment, because it is the same as the lasagna attachment. What a ripoff!

Sep 22, 2010
tmercado in Cookware

Three Cheese Mac and Cheese with Panko Bread Crumb Topping

I haven't tried this yet, but the panko crumbs are a nice touch. Alton Brown uses panko in his recipe for macaroni and cheese, too. I have to loyal to Alton and besides, his recipe is so awesome! Try it yourself:

Mar 15, 2008
tmercado in Recipes

Old fashioned Onion Pletzls (rolls)

They are called bialys, i think....most of the bagel shops have them.. Have you gone into a bagel shop?

Mar 09, 2008
tmercado in Manhattan

Entenmann's Cheesecake with Pineapple Filling on the bottom

Entenmanns changed their recipe for this cheesecake around 1990 or so. Does anyone know what cheese they used........cottage cheese, cream cheese, etc.
I searched everywhere. Even wrote to them. They sent me coupons, hahahaha


Mar 09, 2008
tmercado in General Topics