Joe and I have been making this recipe for years and years, perhaps since before we were even married. I haven't got the faintest idea where the original recipe came from; it's one of those hand-written recipe cards that found its way into our kitchen. We've tweaked it many times over the years, making minor improvements here and there. Because it reheats wonderfully, this is one of our favorite make-ahead meals. Especially when we know ahead of time that we will be in a rush after work, we make this the night before we plan to eat it. It's better the next day anyway, after the flavors have a chance to blend. This recipe makes enough pasta that we can both take some for lunch on the third day. We love that!