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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Not homemade pasta...but still GOOD pasta!

I sometimes wonder if you guys get sick of me talking about how much I LOVE all these recipes...because I seem to never really have much criticism.  And then I thought, well gosh am I not being harsh enough on these recipes, am I just loving them because I loved cooking them all so much???  The more I thought about it the more I though NO WAY!  These recipes are all awesome and I wouldn't tell you they were if they weren't!  So PLEASE, start cooking friends...I need your opinions!  Are they as good as I say they are?????  PLEASE help a sister out here.  ALSO anyone have any ideas on how to get me some more followers?  I was thinking if I had some serious numbers I could send this to the Everday Food company and let them know that I'm promoting their awesome cookbooks!!  :)  Let me know if you have some ideas, or just tell your friends if you like my blog!  THANKS for following me, I love to blog so I hope you love MY blog! :)
Onto the pasta!!!!  Seriously another job well done by Miss Martha Stewart and her team of recipe creators! I of course added more spice than the recipe called for, but in my opinion that made the whole recipe.  If it weren't for the heat this wouldn't have tons of flavor.  I picked some cherry tomatoes from our garden which were so sweet and delicious and paired with the kalamata olives, oh man it was AWESOME!  Do you have some tomatoes you aren't sure what to do ya go, super easy, super good and super powers!  Ok I lied the last one isn't true, but wouldn't that be sweet?! ;)  
Ironically enough as I'm blogging this, Logan is eating this pasta for lunch.  In one word he describes this pasta as "Bananas"...supposedly its so good its Bananas!  Well don't ask, he's crazy, but an accurate rater in my opinion (for the most part).  

Tomato and Olive Penne
1 lb penne
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/4 lb cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more)
1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup parmesan

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
Heat oil over med heat, add garlic and cook about 1 min.  Add cherry tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes and S&P.  Reduce heat to low and cook stirring until tomato juices run, about 3 min. 

Add penne, olives, parsley and parm, toss to combine.
Serves 4.
20 min MAX!

Logan Rating: ****


  1. Paige! This pasta looks delicious! I cannot wait to make it - especially since it is one recipe where the ingredients can be found in Colombia :)

    As for more idea might be to guest blog on a food blog similar to yours. I know sometimes it is hard to keep up with your own blog, let alone write something for someone else, but maybe you could do a blog swap for a day? Guest blogging just exposes you to a new audience, and allows people who might not check your blog out otherwise to hear more about your recipes... Good luck!

  2. Kristin!!! Hooray, thank you for commenting! :) Hope you enjoy the pasta, it is delicious! And thanks for the advice, I'll see if I can't make something happen! Hope all is going well with the school year, happy cooking! :)