Monday, August 23, 2010
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Cool Time: 20 minutes
Make Again: No
Recipe Source: Cook's Illustrated (March 2009)
Recipe: America's Test Kitchen TV Show (Season 10)
This was nothing special in my opinion. I do have to admit, however, that I used an inferior cheese which definitely affected the taste. I chose the store brand (Safeway) cheese because it was cheaper, and then, even worse, accidentally purchased the low-fat version. It was too salty and not creamy at all. Now I have 8 oz left of this crappy cheese, which I won't use, just to save $1. Oh well.
However, even without that issue, I still don't think this recipe would have been all that better than the very simple baked pasta dishes I've used before. It uses cottage cheese, which I like, but I usually don't include ricotta in my baked ziti anyways, so it didn't solve any problems for me. It just seems like more effort than I want for a simple pasta dish, so I probably won't make again.