For any of you veteran cooks out there, you might recognize this tomato and mozzarella "marinade." Yes, it's the Silver Palate recipe that is tossed with pasta to create a summer pasta dish that most of us probably enjoyed while growing up (except that one had Brie in it). My mom and I made the pasta recently and the memory still hangs vividly in my head because of a particular argument we had while making it. I wanted to "wing it" and throw the marinade together as I saw fit, and she was adamant about me finding the recipe online and sticking to it. I'm glad I let her win that battle, and let me just tell you, if you try to skirt the two hours of marinating, it just won't taste as good. There will be some leftover, too, so get that pasta water boiling.
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