A pleasing blend of ground beef, cottage cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, egg whites and dried oregano is stuffed into large tubes of cooked manicotti in this satisfying baked dish. Blanket the stuffed pasta with spaghetti sauce, top with cheese and bake.

A pleasing blend of ground beef, cottage cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, egg whites and dried oregano is stuffed into large tubes of cooked manicotti in this satisfying baked dish. Blanket the stuffed pasta with spaghetti sauce, top with cheese and bake.

This is a very basic brine recipe for preparing meats and fish for smoking. Add any personal taste preferences to the brine for additional flavor enhancement. I like to add white wine, soy sauce and various herbs and spices. Anything that you like will work, so experiment at will.

This is a very basic brine recipe for preparing meats and fish for smoking. Add any personal taste preferences to the brine for additional flavor enhancement. I like to add white wine, soy sauce and various herbs and spices. Anything that you like will work, so experiment at will.