After cooking spaghetti, I run a pizza cutter across it on the plate to make neatly cut pieces of pasta. This makes it easier to cut small bite-size pieces for kids. —Anna Victoria Reich, Albuquerque, New Mexico
In Easton, Pennsylvania, Margaret Glassic lets this hearty sauce simmer while she mixes up the meatballs. "I've served this pasta dish for 50 years, and people still tell me it's the best they've had," she relates.
"I have three young children, so I rely on meals that are quick and easy," relates Renee DePriest of Harrisburg, Illinois. These tender patties with pasta, spaghetti sauce and cheese are family-pleasers and simple enough for kids to help prepare.