I can't believe it's taken me so long to blog about one of our favorite meals: baked ziti. It works especially well for a crowd that might include vegetarians or children. As with many recipes from Cooks' Illustrated, it requires quite a bit of prep work and several dirty dishes. However, the ingredient list is rather short, and the final dish is wonderful. I'm always a little surprised whenever we eat it because it surpasses my expectations and memory from the last time we made it. This baked ziti is cheesey and milky. The sauce has a pronounced tomato flavor enhanced with garlic and fresh basil. I'm so glad Annie's Eats typed the recipe up on her blog to save me the trouble!