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Q: Does anyone have tricks for mixing ingredients into pasta? In restaurants the ingredients seem to be so well mixed, but when I make pastas at home, all of the good stuff clumps together or sinks to the bottom. Any mixing tricks?

Sent by Kristy

Editor: Kristy, try folding the pasta and sauce together gently with tongs and then plate each dish individually. A scoop of orphaned ingredients sprinkled on top makes the dish finishes the "perfectly tossed" image!

Readers, any other tips for mixing pasta and sauce?

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