Pasta and mussels with cheese sauce

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

15 Responses

  1. Je says:

    Hi Ms. Connie! I’ve been lurking for sometime here and trully enjoyed the recipes you posted, especially those regarding pasta dishes.

    I’ve been wanting to ask you about using wine in cooking. I apologize but I have zero knowledge about wine so i wonder what type of wine do you use? Can this be easily bought off the racks of any grocery?

    • Connie says:

      Yes, some are even labeled “cooking wine.” :)

      • misao says:

        hello! i often hear from cooking shows that you should use wine that you would love to drink. if you don’t find the taste good for drinking, don’t use it for cooking.

        but of course, the case is different when it comes to asian cooking. as some asian cooking wine are not intended for drinking (e.g. mirin).

  2. Issa says:

    hmmm….just the thought of melting the cream cheese in that stock…delicious! I will definitely try it!

  3. jam says:

    hi ms connie, is there any substitute for the wine? im planning to cook this for my bf coz he loves mussels but then he can’t have wine coz he is muslim. thanks!

  4. irene says:

    wow this is an amazing blog! i recently got married and would want to try cooking. i have zero knowledge and i will certainly use this site as guide!

  5. june says:

    hi connie!
    can we use mussels with no shells? also, we have no monterey jack cheese here in Holland-do you know any available substitute?

    • Connie says:

      Yes, you can. But if they’re canned, I can’t vouch for the flavor. And you can use just about any cheese that you like.

  6. ruth says:

    I saw this recipe today and decided that since i have all of the ingredients in the fridge that this will be dinner tonight. Again side salad and garlic bread to complete the setting. I had to used the frozen New Zealand mussels in the half shell which is more available here than the fresh ones. Dinagdagan ko na lang ng bottled clam juice plus i just added a lb of shrimps. Sabi ng tatlong fans mo -“Mom did you not see any new dessert recipes? This is so yummy but it needs to be completed with something sweet at the end.” Hey, maghanap na lang kayo ng ice cream sa freezer.

    • Connie says:

      HAHAHA Please tell them no worries. Since Sam will be home for the weekend, I’m baking (she demands!). One tonight, another tomorrow. :grin:

  7. ruth says:

    I’m bringing a container of this pasta to work tonight. My co-workers know that when i am off for a couple of days, i usually do most of the cooking for the week. Now they have a saying-“If Raymund eats well, WE will eat well.” Nothing better than food to keep the unit happy- better working atmosphere. My daughter Rochelle did bake me a dessert – chocolate fudge brownies with pecans-sinfully addicting. One tray for me to take to work-one tray for her, Daddy, and brother. Malapit na maubos.

  8. belle says:

    Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes, Con. I must say, yours is the first site I go to for “consultation”. :-) Did you ever come around to replicating the mushroom pasta with mussels in white sauce a la La Maison? I’d love to try that creation too!