Kid-Friendly: Spaghetti Nests with Bird Eggs

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Getting kids to eat spaghetti probably isn't too hard, but night after night it can be a bit dull. That's why I like to throw a few surprises at the little guys when I can — especially when it's this easy to make a big impression. Here's how:

Cook spaghetti for 3 minutes less than the package suggests and drain. Add marinara sauce (you don't even have to heat it up), plus one lightly beaten egg. Butter a muffin pan and fill each cup with half a cup or so of pasta and sauce, then use your fingers to push the pasta up along the edges, making a well in the middle. Pop the pan into the hot oven at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. During the last minute, add two small mozzarella balls to the "nest" and you'll have eggs. Keep an eye on the nests and if they melt down, that's OK — now you have snowcapped mountain-tops.

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