Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Our 2 Kitchens

Here is a link to my friend Hannah and her friend Kristen's joint food blog. You can also access their blog through my list of friends and family under Hannah's name. There are a ton of great recipes here, and I intend to try out a bunch of them. If you're in the market for some new recipes, check it out!


Sunday, February 14, 2010


In light of my recent declaration to cook more, I am posting a recipe that is not only delicious, but it's easy and inexpensive, too.

Fettuccine Alfredo:

1/4 cup of butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 clove garlic, crushed (or you can use garlic powder.) You can also buy crushed garlic in jars for under $2 at the store. It's usually found in the produce section of the grocery store.
1 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ( you can also buy this pre-shredded already measured out in 1 1/2 cup bags. It's much cheaper than buying fresh and it tastes just as good. I've done it both ways.
1/4 cup freshly grated parsley

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly heating through until a thick sauce forms. Thin to desired consistency with more heavy cream or milk if desired. Stir in parsley and serve with fettuccine or your favorite pasta.

We've had this a few times now, and it's become a family favorite. Sometimes if I'm in a hurry I just serve it with some type of bread. But I serve it with salad, too. Also if you want, you can add broccoli and/or chicken to the actual pasta and sauce.

Please ignore the half eaten bread stick

Emma liked it...

...and Aidan too!