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Spaghetti with Garlic Twists

Recipe adapted from my parents.

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 medium bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cans of tomato sauce
1 tbsp of tomato paste
1 bay leaf
basil to taste
oregano to taste
thyme to taste
salt to taste
pepper to taste
olive oil

Brown ground beef, then drain. Using the same pan, sautee onions, bell pepper, and garlic in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Once onions are transparent and softened, add beef back to pan. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, bay leaf, basil, oregano, and thyme. Bring sauce to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 1-2 hours to let flavors cook together. Serve over your favorite pasta (wheat is our new favorite)!

Garlic Twists

1 package of frozen puff pastry dough
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp garlic powder
grated parmesan cheese

Preaheat oven to 400.

Melt butter in small bowl, then add garlic powder and mix together.

Thaw 1 sheet of pastry dough. Lay flat on cutting board and slice width-wise into 9 strips. Coat each strip with garlic butter mixture using a basting brush. Turn strips over and the coat opposite side. Twist strips lengthwise (about 2 twists per strip) and arrange on a baking sheet. Sprinkle grated parmesan over the strips. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, or until flaky and brown.