The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Giovanni Rana Pasta & Sauces Review and Giveaway!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Giovanni Rana Pasta & Sauces Review and Giveaway!


It is no secret that I love pasta. If there is one thing I could never give up it is pasta. We have pasta a few times a week at our house. I make it several different ways but I find myself just focusing on spaghetti, rigatoni, fettuccine with a meat or cream sauce.


I've made pasta once in my life and that was at a cooking class. It was delicious. There is nothing like fresh pasta but I don't buy it or make it. It is something that has to change. I keep hinting that I need a pasta attachment for my KitchenAid mixer but hubby is ignoring me!

Luckily, I can have fresh pasta anytime now because I have discovered Giovanni Rana Pasta and Sauces!

I received a variety of pasta and sauces that included:
Ravioli Spinaci e Ricotta
Ravioli Mushroom
Caprese Duet
Tagliatelle
Fettuccine
Paglia e Fieno
Gnocchi
Spaghetti
Basil Pesto
Bolognese
Marinara

I was not sure how they would taste. I have bought fresh pasta at the store before and have been disappointed. Plus, my hubby does not like store bought sauces. He lies the ones I make. I have to say that I was a little skeptical that we would like these products.

I was wrong.

They were delicious! The pasta tasted fresh and the different varieties were so good. I especially liked the gnocchi because that is something I never make so that was a treat. The fettuccine was so good. And the Mushroom ravioli was another of my favorites. For store bought pasta, this was really good.



I also put some in the freezer and then used it and it was still delicious. My favorite this though was the Bolognese sauce. I did not tell hubby it was pre-made and he actually liked it better that he bolognese I make!! It was thick and savory. It was perfect.



Would I buy these products again? YES! I already found the local grocery store that sells the products! It is so much easier to buy fresh pasta than to make! You can find Giovanni Rana Pasta and Sauces at your local grocery store. Click here to find the closest location.

I have a variety of Giovanni Rana Pasta and Sauces for one lucky reader. Trust me, you want to try these products! For a chance to win, just enter below on the Rafflecopter widget!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

271 comments:

  1. I love mushroom ravioli and bolognese sauce!!

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  2. https://twitter.com/blessed_nc_mom/status/494829584622174208

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  3. I like the chicken and rosemary ravioli.

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  4. Love angel hair and garlic olive oil, sometimes with shrimp

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  5. I love Ragu Chunky and we use whole wheat pasta. I know some people think whole wheat boxed pasta is gross but we like it. Charlotte
    david.winters@verizon.net

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  6. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/494885513728249856

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  7. I love whole-grain angel hair with homemade sauce.

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  8. Tweet! https://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/494965598342770688

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  9. fettucini with pesto

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  10. I liked baked ziti
    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  11. I like fettuccini with Alfredo sauce.

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  12. I'd like to try the Artichoke Ravioli and the Marinara Sauce.
    Thank you!

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  13. I like Bucatini pasta with Marinara sauce.

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  14. Spaghetti w/ Mid's Tomato Basil sauce

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  15. tweeted: https://twitter.com/justtellmewhen/status/495082354465992704

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  16. I love angel hair with olive oil, garlic and basil

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  17. 9/1 tweet tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/495188149010575360

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  18. I like gnocci with rose sauce.

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  19. My fiance' makes an amazing meat sauce with beef,sausage and garlic and I love it on angel hair.

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  20. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/495199263312195584

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  21. I love angel hair pasta with vodka sauce

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  22. I love angel hair with alfredo sauce.

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  23. I have a feeling that Ravioli Mushroom would quickly be my favorite! I love mushrooms and put it into everything!

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  24. I love aglio olio with lots of garlic, and olive oil.

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  26. i love just plain ol marinara, love all noodles

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  27. I love angel hair pasta with vegetable marinara

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  28. I really like rotini and for sauce I like a roasted garlic marinara sauce.

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  29. I like fettuccine with a red mushroom sauce


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  30. Spaghetti with red sauce

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  31. I like fettuccini with Alfredo sauce.

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  32. I like spaghetti and red meat sauce.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  33. Umm I definitely love any type of pasta! (I just really love carbs haha). My favorite pasta sauce is just a tomato based sauce with vegetables in it!

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  34. Angel Hair pasta with Alfredo sauce is my favorite.

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  35. I love spaghetti & white clam sauce. Oh Yum !

    Love3570@aol.com

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  36. I love small shells pasta with cheese sauce or a mushroom garlic alfredo sauce the most.

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  37. Lately I've been crushing on pasta in mini-shapes, especially mini shells. They hold the sauce, which is the whole point, right? I like a robust tomato sauce, with lots of onion and garlic.

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  38. W/O question, gnocchi & arrabiata. Comfort of the dumpling w/ heat, perfection.

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  39. I like regular spaghetti with meat and tomatoe sauce.

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  40. Spaghetti with red tomato based sauce.

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  41. 8/2 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/495546809159131136

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  42. I like veggie infused pasta with ragu sauce.

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  43. https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/495760843565318144

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  44. I love vodka sauce with linguine!

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  45. 8/3 tweet
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  46. 8/3 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/495981543274184704

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  47. I love plain spaghetti with tomato or Marinara sauce the most.

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  49. I like angel hair pasta with homemade sauce.

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  50. I like angel hair and Alfredo sauce.

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  51. i like fettuccine with alfredo sauce

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  52. Lasagna with meat sauce!

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  53. I love rigatoni with homemade spaghetti sauce.

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  54. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/496361915883343872

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  55. I like penne pasta and Bolognese sauce!

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  56. 8/4 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/496374642882269184

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  57. I love fettuccine with alfredo sauce dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  58. I tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/flipper211/status/496401394887188480

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  59. I love spaghetti with marinara sauce.

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  60. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/496458280911118336

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  61. I like destructible. Alfredo.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  62. Tweet:
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  63. 8/5 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/496614101452218368

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  64. I love funny shaped pasta like penne or fusilli. My favorite sauce is pesto cream.

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  65. I tweeted the giveaway at https://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/496709461369577472

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  66. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/496788831912222720

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  67. Tweet! https://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/496830824726396928

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  68. https://twitter.com/blessed_nc_mom/status/496847884910743553

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  69. My favorite pasta sauce is alfredo I can't eat it often because of the calories but oh it is so good!!

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  70. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/496948826255536128

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  71. 8/6 Tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/496981291623907329

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  72. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/497020487503843329

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  73. I love fettuccine Alfredo...drool

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  74. My favorite pasta is penne rigate with pesto sauce.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  75. I love stuffed raviolis and alfredo sauce!

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  76. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/497140099604156416

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  77. I love creamy Sundried tomato pesto sauce and fetuccine pasta.

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  78. Tweet! https://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/497180062425554945

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  79. I love ditalini for pasta and bolognese sauce.

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  80. I like angel hair pasta with spaghetti sauce.

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  81. I love ziti with a meat sauce.

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  82. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/497441403207573505

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  83. 8/7 tweet
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  84. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/497520743354077184

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  85. 8/7 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/497524005834719233

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  86. Spinach and cheese ravioli with Marinara sauce.

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  87. I love Ravioli Mushroom pasta, rarely have it, because it's hard to find in most stores.

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  88. Ravioli with a nice rich mushroom cream sauce is a delicious treat.

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  89. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/497757888144625664

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  90. I like toasted ravioli with marinara sauce. I like pasta overall and was raised on it.

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  91. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/497890715796402176

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  92. 8/9 https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/498076297172504576

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  93. Rigatoni is so yummy.

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  94. I love mini farfalle and any kind of vegan tomato-based sauce.

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  95. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/498235215739752448

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  96. My favorite is fettuccine with my homemade sauce.

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  97. My favorite is Bolognese sauce over spaghetti.

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  98. I like any pasta with alfredo sauce on it
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  99. I like whole wheat pasta with a garlic sauce

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  100. 3/10 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/498436084519284737

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  101. I love whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce.
    brand242003@yahoo.com
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  102. I like fettucini with a homemade tomato sauce.

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  103. https://twitter.com/rsbrandt44/status/498680820370919424

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  104. 8/11 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/498791187096948737

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  106. I love fettucine with either alfredo or traditional marinara sauce.

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  107. I love tomato Alfredo sauce it's my favorite

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  108. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/498898867232837632

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  109. My favorite pasta and sauce is Alfredo noodles and red sauce.

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  110. https://twitter.com/desiredone72/status/498933043118088192

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  111. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/498977162800558080

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  112. I love angel hair and meat sauce

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  113. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/498999219198242816

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  114. 8/12 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/499146170380197889

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  115. Tweet:https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/499198409396326400

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  116. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/499209383549476864

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  117. 8/13 https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/499641670887940097

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  118. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/499660594996203520

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  119. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/499662259988099073

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  120. I love angel hair with marinara sauce.

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  121. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/499817137179852800

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  122. 8/14 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/499888711727738880

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  123. Tweet: 8-14 https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/499915722940637184

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  124. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/499944830009487361

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  125. I like fettuccine with an alfredo sauce.
    Jennifer Rote

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  126. My favorite pasta is Penne and my favorite sauce is my Mother's Homemade Sauce (no one's even comes close)!

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  127. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dara_Nix/status/499987705141690368

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  128. We love Creamy Vodka Sauce with any type of pasta but our boys prefer elbow macaroni.

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  129. I love ravioli with a red sauce

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  130. I love penne with alfredo sauce that is my favorite.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  131. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/500168523562233856

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  132. I like fettuccine alfredo the best!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  133. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/500281921155244035

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  134. 8/15 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/500309110051438592

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  135. Tweet: 8-15 https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/500328956076097536

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  136. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/500381600203284481

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  137. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/500438150452240384

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  138. I like chicken tortellini with tomato basil sauce.

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  139. 8/16 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/500769210620850176

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  140. https://twitter.com/Hiker1717/status/500850536514879488

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  141. 8/17 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/500997940605751298

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  142. My favorite is fettuccine pasta with homemade alfredo sauce.
    heymissviginia at embarqmail dot com

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  143. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/501092146439413761

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  144. I love spaghetti with homemade sauce.
    Theresa N
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  145. I love the classic fettuccini alfredo the best, with lots of cheese.

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  146. Tweet 8-18: https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/501368698246938624

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  147. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/501433523664719873

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  148. LOVE chicken and rosemary ravioli

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  149. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/501511994713702400

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  150. Does macaroni and cheese count? I love steak gorgonzola. Now I'm hungry.

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  151. 8/19 https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/501682040979210241

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  152. Tweet: 8-19 https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/501724748410146818

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  153. I really like cheese ravioli with marinara sauce.

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  154. Tweeted at https://twitter.com/KDFF/status/501780274598772739

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  155. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/501781039375589376

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  156. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/501785543135338496

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  157. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/501858593360998400

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  158. 8/20 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/502036307229425665

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  159. Tweet 8-20: https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/502090488124416002

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  160. My favorite sauce is Bolognese.

    Desiree Dunbar
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  161. Fettuccine with Pesto or tomato sauce is good!!

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  162. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/502180108556189696

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  163. Tweeted at https://twitter.com/KDFF/status/502208264080093184

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  164. I love all pasta - so all of them are favorites. My husband was raised in Italian town. cheese ravioli with marinara sauce.

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  165. I like Spaghetti with a garlic meat sauce.

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  166. I love Penne Noodles and Marsala sauce

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  167. Tweet 8-21: https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/502461276648247296

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  168. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dara_Nix/status/502504561509023744

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  169. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/502504957497470977

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  170. 8/21 tweet https://twitter.com/AllyBossie/status/502529290462695425

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  171. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dara_Nix/status/502709918940819456

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  172. I like gnocchi and tortellini and I love pesto.

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  173. https://twitter.com/Ariadanz/status/502732951067852800

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  174. Tweet 8-22: https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/502835848799219713

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  175. Tweeted yesterday and forgot to leave the link, it was https://twitter.com/KDFF/status/502521143362719744

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  176. Tweeted today at https://twitter.com/KDFF/status/502878947613216769

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  177. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/502884203667533824

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  178. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/502939478701248512

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  179. My favorite is tortellinis and marinara sauce.

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  180. Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp is my favorite.

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  181. Tweet 8-23 https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/503160527091011585

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  182. olive oil, garlic and basil with spegetti

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  183. I love to have spagetti with tomato basil sauce

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  184. Love angel hair pasta with shrimp and olive oil

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