Today’s guest post is from Dee from Cupcakes and Crowbars! Dee and I met at SNAP and then joined a little blogging group — I have come to love this girl for her sass and the way she tells it like it is — it’s refreshing in a blogging world that can sometimes be a little superficial. Plus she’s an amazing cook and has a ton of fun DIY projects over on her blog!
It’s widely known I rarely take shortcuts when cooking. Why? I’m a masochist. Duh. I don’t judge anyone who does do shortcuts — I don’t even think about it, truth be told. I just REALLY love cooking, and spending hours on the details fills my soul with happy. Most of the time.
Other times — mama’s got a life and a lot of kids to handle. This pasta recipe was born from the fires of one of those times. Enjoy the simplistic ease of this dish — comes together quickly, very little effort on your part, and rewards you with a subtle flavor punch of fresh herbs and parmesan.
I honestly believe there are ingredients in the kitchen you can skimp on, and ones you should ALWAYS spend the extra money for quality, because it really can make a huge difference. Cheese is one of those things that I strongly urge you to spend a little more. Cheaper cheeses tend to be fattier and more bland-tasting — and by using them you’re essentially adding fat and calories with very small taste bud-dy rewards — why would you do that? Get a REALLY great parmesan for this recipe – it pays off!