The Ugly Truth – Penne Arrabiata

Abby is a successful television producer who is romantically challenged. On her quest for love, Abby has a handy checklist with prerequisites that her ideal mate must meet. Unfortunately, finding a man to meet all of her ridiculous requirements (and put up with her control freak ways) will probably never happen.

The Ugly Truth

To prevent Abby’s morning news show from being canceled, her boss hires Mike Chadway, a chauvinistic public access television host, who may be the network’s only chance at boosting ratings. Every morning Chadway will host a segment of his late night show, The Ugly Truth, which focuses on sex and what men and women really want out of relationships. According to Chadway, men are only interested in looks and sex is the only thing that can hold a relationship together.

Naturally, Abby is disgusted by Chadway and his opinions on love. But after finding Collin, her hunky neighbor who meets all of the requirements on her checklist, Chadway is skeptical and cuts her a deal.

He will help her reel in Mr. Perfect in return for her approval of him being on the show.

Abby will follow Chadway’s every move to win Collin’s heart and to have a shot at a real relationship. But when his advice starts working Chadway realizes it’s he who is in love with Abby.

Penne Arrabiata Recipe


  • 1 lb fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 3 fresh hot red chili peppers
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Start by cutting the tomatoes into medium cubes. Set aside.
  2. In a large pan pour the olive oil, garlic, and red peppers. Cook them all together for a few seconds (wait until the olive oil is really hot).
  3. Add the tomatoes and half of the basil you have. Cook it for 10-15 minutes.
  4. With a fork or a large spoon, smash and mix your tomatoes (create a sauce, paste like). Add the rest of your basil. Once your sauce is done you can cook the pasta separately (boil water with a pinch of salt .
  5. After a while, drain the pasta, transfer to a bowl and add your arrabiata sauce.

Cooking time: 30 minutes.Servings: 4.Back to Top

The Godfather – Spaghetti Sauce

Based on the novel by Mario Puzo, The Godfather is a 1972 classic masterpiece, probably one of the best movies ever made. The acting is almost perfect, all the actors are carefully selected to impersonate the characters by creating an accurate and real life “mafia” vibe.

the godfather

It’s about the drama of an Italian-American gangster family, the most powerful from all of the other mafia organizations in New York of the year 1945. They are called the Corleone Family and the main character of the movie is Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino, the youngest son of the Corleone mafia boss, the Godfather. It shows how Michael develops from the most innocent of the brothers into the cruel mafia boss, taking over the “family business” and at the end becoming himself The Godfather. So where did you think the original spaghetti sauce originated from?

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

spaghetti sauce


  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans tomato puree
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 fresh onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large heated pot with olive oil, add finely chopped onions. When halfway done, add minced garlic. Cook until browned. Add tomato paste and mix well. Then add tomato puree and crushed tomatoes.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, basil and Italian seasoning. Mix well.
  3. Cook for at least 30 minutes on low heat.

Cooking time: 45 minutes.Servings: 4.Back to Top