Monday, May 16, 2011

Pasta Pomodoro from Bon Appetit

I just started a new subscription with Bon Appetit and in my first issue (May issue) they had a very simple recipe to make pasta pomodoro. So simple and the pictures just made my mouth water. So of course, I had to try it!

You can find the recipe here at Bon Appetit's site.

I used 3 roma tomatoes that I had sitting around and modified my ingredients slightly. And I had about 4 ounces of linguine leftover from the alfredo pasta I made for the kids.

It's nice to have something simple sometimes. I slurped this bowl of noodles right up. I added a little bit more than just a pinch of red pepper flakes so the sauce had a really nice kick to it. And it was delicious with a glass of 2008 Page Mill Winery Merlot!!! There's nothing better than pasta and wine!

Bon Appetit!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Missing In Action...

It's only been about 15 months since I last posted in December of 2009... Where did the time go?

Like most working moms it's been tough juggling a full-time job, two kids and a busy social life...NOT! And I've been distracted by other things like trashy romance novels on my 'new' Kindle for the last few months so something has to give, right?

While I haven't exactly been diligent about posting on my blog, I have been trying different recipes. My recent attempts have included:

Tiny Urban Kitchen's Red Bean Mochi Cake (nian gao)

Williams-Sonoma's posting of CUT Restaurant's Mac 'n' Cheese

and even a healthy food option, in my attempt to use my overstock of Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats, some Oatmeal Muffins from which turned out dense and dry because I mistakenly substituted the oil for apple sauce in hopes of cutting back on the 'fat'. Big mistake! The muffins sit on my counter as I type this, unnoticed and neglected by my kids and my husband.

I haven't forgotten my other vice. My good friend recently chauffeured me to Livermore to pick up some wines. While we were there, we made the best decision ever by stopping at the First Street Alehouse for lunch. I have to say, that was the best lunch I've had in a long time because the moon, sun and earth were all aligned for us to enjoy a great Friday afternoon off from work in good spring-like weather in the company of evil fried seafood, yummy beer, and a great friend! Life doesn't get much better than that!

I'd like to promise that I will visit again soon with more updates on my cooking exploits, so hang tight friends! More news to come!