Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have


Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have its cookbook showcased, please contact our features editor Barb Shaffer at 330-747-1471, ext. 1282, or email her at shaffer@vindy.com.

YHA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION’S “TASTEFUL TREASURES”

PENNE PASTA WITH CHUNKY TOMATO SAUCE AND SPINACH

by Terrie Posey

8 ounces multigrain penne pasta

2 cups spicy marinara sauce

1 large ripe tomato, chopped (about 11/2 cups)

4 cups packed baby spinach or torn spinach leaves

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook marinara sauce and chopped tomato in medium saucepan over medium heat 3 to 4 mintues or until hot and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and stir in spinach. Drain pasta and return to same saucepan. Add tomato mixture and toss to combine. Divide evenly among 8 serving bowls and top with cheese and basil. Makes 8 servings, 171 calories.

MOM'S APPLE CRISP

by Jane Lewis

2 cups apples, sliced thin

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup Crisco

3/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

Mix together apples, sugar, cinnamon and water. Put in a square 8-by-8-inch pan. Mix together Crisco, flour, salt and sugar until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serve hot or cold. Note: Double recipe if using 9-by- 13-inch pan.

HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY

Send your check or money order for $13 per cookbook (includes shipping and handling) to YHA Federal Credit Union, 15 Colonial Drive, Suite 13, Youngstown, OH 44505. Include your name, address and number of cookbooks you are ordering. For information call the credit union at 330-759-9570.

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