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      Phil's gift to you: Italian comfort food!

      Phil's gift to you: Italian comfort food!

      Phil is helping you create some of his favorite dishes in your own kitchen every week on UpNorthLive Tonight on ABC 29&8 at 6:30 p.m.

      This week Phil shares his Penne Pomodoro recipe:


      1-2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

      Fresh, Chopped Garlic

      Fresh Basil

      Chili Flakes (a pinch!)

      Penne Noodles

      Tomatoes (stewed)

      Salt & Pepper to taste

      Chicken, Shrimp, or any meat of vegetables you would like to add

      Cooking Directions:

      Boil penne noodles before cooking sauce and set aside. Get a saute pan hot and add olive oil. Add chopped garlic promptly, and cook until brown. Next, add fresh basil and chili flakes. Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes. Add stewed tomatoes and let simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Now, add penne noodles!

      Phil says you can keep this dish vegetarian, or he suggests adding chicken or shrimp.

      If you can't wait until next week for a recipe, stop in at Phil's On Front in downtown Traverse City. His Penne Pomodoro recipe is on the menu! Phil's on Front is located at 236 East Front Street.