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Channel 3 Cheer: Melissa Sheketoff

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Melissa Sheketoff is the associate producer for The Thirty and one of the weekend reporters here. Melissa comes from an immediate family of seven; she's one of five kids. Her mother, Claudia, explains it's hard to find one meal that all seven people will eat and enjoy. But every holiday, they make Grinch Pasta. And Melissa's younger sisters, Amy Jo and Annie Lyn, agree, mom's pasta definitely spreads cheer. Watch the video for more.

Grinch Pasta Recipe:

-          Fresh basil

-          1/2 to ¾ cup of olive oil

-          About 2 tablespoons of minced garlic

-          Package of pinole nuts (pine nuts) or walnuts

-          Grated cheese

-          1 lb of pasta

-          Cherry tomatoes

Steps:

  1. Wash basil and put into blender with olive oil. Blend together. (Measurements can vary based on serving size and taste preference.)
  2. Add minced garlic, package of nuts (pine or walnut), and some grated cheese. Blend together; mix manually in the blender to make sure it's smooth. (Measurements can vary based on serving size and taste preference.)
  3. Boil a pound of pasta; mix blended sauce in with pasta.
  4. Cut up cherry tomatoes into small pieces and sprinkle on top of pasta. Add grated cheese on top to add to the garnish, and taste.
  5. Enjoy!

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