Growing up, my favorite meal was always spaghetti. I remember walking into the kitchen when my mom was cooking it and getting so excited about dinner, even though she probably didn't think she was doing anything extraordinary. When I went away to college, spaghetti was one of the only meals I knew how to cook and the ingredients were all super affordable, which really helped in those broke college years. Now, a little later in life, spaghetti (paired with a nice bottle of red) is always my go-to food after a long hard day. Through every stage of life, spaghetti has always been my comfort food, for better or worse. And that's made all the difference.