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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu August 27, 2015

Simple spaghetti full of flavor

Emma Christensen/TheKitchn

A chance dinner with friends has brought this meal firmly into my weeknight rotation. We had just finished moving all our earthly belongings to a new house, and our friends (now our neighbors!) took pity on us: “It’s just turkey spaghetti, but you should come over for dinner.” We did, and we devoured our plates of “just turkey spaghetti.” It was more than just the hunger of a long moving day — this simple weeknight pasta was seriously g... READ MORE

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