Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Photo from thepioneerwoman.com

People have been asking me about if I have had cravings, and I answer no not really. I've eaten A LOT of fruit, but I am realizing the past week or two that when I get an idea in my head about what I want for dinner that I HAVE to have it or I'm reallly disappointed! AND I start thinking about it around 9:00 in the morning...haha :)

So here is what I am planning for tonight! It's from the Pioneer Woman (she is awesome) her recipes are fantastic - some are crazy unusual or a little complex and some, like this one, are totally easy. She is so funny, gives fun advice on makeup, clothes, etc., her confessions are hilarious and she really makes me want to live on a farm :) Definitely check out her site if you haven't before: http://thepioneerwoman.com/

Recipe: Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 25 Minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 8

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 cans (15 Ounce Each) Tomato Sauce Or Marinara Sauce
Salt And Pepper, to taste
Dash Of Sugar (more To Taste)
1 cup Heavy Cream
Grated Parmesan Or Romano Cheese, To Taste
Fresh Basil, Chopped
1-½ pound Fettuccine
Preparation Instructions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.

Heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for a minute or so. Pour in tomato sauce and add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Stir and cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in cream. Add cheese to taste, then check seasonings. Stir in pasta and chopped basil and serve immediately. (Thin with pasta water before adding basil if needed.)

Made it last night - it makes A LOT of servings - I forgot that PW has 4 kids :) But it was VERY good and super easy!


  1. YUM, Rachel! Thanks for the recipe. I am going to make it!

  2. So... how was it? I want to know.

  3. You have a blog?! Yeah! Mind if I add it to the list of friends' blogs on our page?

    Also, thanks a lot for making me want this pasta for dinner. YUM! I will be hauling the kids to the store after naps to get the ingredients bc I am the same as you when it comes to getting food stuck in my head. :). Congrats on your pregnancy!!!

  4. Totally going to make this.