Feel Good Cooking: Pasta

Created and produced by Temple students, this half-hour cooking program features host Samantha Tedesco demonstrating a new recipe every episode. In the pilot episode, Sam shares a recipe for homemade pasta in red sauce that has been passed down in her family for generations. Sam discusses being raised half-Puerto Rican and half-Italian, and how food has always connected her to both sides of her extended family.

Pasta Recipe


  • 6 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Four eggs one egg yolk
  • tablespoon of oil olive oil
  • About one cup of water

Put the 6 cups of flour first in the bowl and then your salt. Mix for a bit. Then add your olive oil. Then add your eggs, beat them up first before you put them in. Then you mix it all together and then you add your water slowly until the dough has the right consistency. It can need a little more water or less, but you need to keep a close look. You can create all of this in a bowl with your hands or you can use your mixer.

Sauce Recipe


  • Oil
  • One Onion
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • Three cans of tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil

Put oil in a pot and one onion and two cloves of garlic and fry it in oil until golden brown and the add three can of tomatoes if you use plum tomatoes you have to crush with your hands. After that add a half of can of water, a little tomato paste.

Add sugar to how you see put and salt and pepper also throw in fresh basil and salt. Simmer for a few hours and keep stirring so it doesn’t stick.

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