This little blog has a special place in my heart, what started as a way to simply catalog the millions of recipes that float around my head has turned into a wonderful platform to share my love of food, and bits of my life.
Recently we had our first birthday, as well as reached 10,000 views, and 200 followers (on several platforms). This is some big doin’s around these parts. Now if only I could get my parents to read regularly (they aren’t the super computer-savvy types).
Thinking about all this has gotten me to look back at a lot of my old posts, and I am in awe of how much my own writing style, and photography skills have changed. I feel like I am a whole different person than I was just a year ago.
Is it awful that I want to re-do some of my posts? Don’t worry I will still leave the
highly embarrassing, old posts up, but I think some of the recipes could use a revisit, since I now have a better understanding of how to write a readable, and usable recipe, I truly think it would benefit you, the readers, or bleaders should you prefer in so many ways.
To start with my Simple Garlic Parmesan Pasta recipe that I first shared in this post.
This is probably one of the simplest recipes one could ever make, but it is a staple in our house, because well 1) Chuck would eat a block of parmesan cheese if I let him 2) its great on hangover days 3) it goes with nearly everything.
It’s actually a recipe that I have stolen from my mom, who now can’t complain that I’ve taken a recipe from her, because I mentioned her right here.
I don’t know what it is about this dish, but for whatever the reason one helping is never enough. It has an addictive quality that will send most people back for thirds and fourths. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser.
Oh! And as a side note, don’t bother getting fancy with the fresh grated parmesan, that crumbly stuff that comes in a plastic container in the sauce isle is perfect for this.
Simple Garlic Parmesan Pasta
Serves: 6 servings
- 1 lb pasta cooked aldente
- 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbs butter
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
- ¼ - ½ cup grated or crumbled Parmesan Cheese
- In a thick bottomed sauce pan heat oil and butter over medium high heat.
- Saute garlic for 2-3 minutes or until it begins to brown.
- Remove from heat, and add pasta, tossing to coat.
- Stir in parmesan cheese, to taste, and serve warm.
If you notice some differences in this recipe from the old one it’s because this time I actually wrote down what I did as I did it, so it’s actually accurate.