Pioneer Woman’s Pasta With Tomato Cream Sauce

 

You all know by now that I have a weakness for pasta. I prefer weakness to obsession, it just sounds so much better doesn’t it. Okay who am I kidding, I am obsessed. Good pasta is a thing of beauty, and if it’s something bad then I don’t want to be right. This pasta with tomato cream sauce is beauty in a bowl and I couldn’t be happier to share it with you today.

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Ciambella {Chocolate Ring Cake}

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Sometimes you just NEED cake and you want one that is not fussy or fancy just fantastic. This Ciambella  {Italian for ring cake} is your answer. My poor tube pan has been quite neglected {probably because it was shoved into the back of my prop pantry out of sight} but when I spied it the other day I knew I’d be making this simple chocolate cake. I’m going to be putting the tube pan in with the other pans because I know I’ll be making variations of this again and soon.

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Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheeses

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While I know it’s the middle of summer, BUT sometimes you just need a little comfort food even if it needs to go into the oven for you to enjoy it ; ) I just turn the air down a bit more that day. Gnocchi falls into that category. They’re little pillows of perfection to me. Darling delicious dumplings that are irresistible. They’re big on flavor and fill you up quickly. This baked version is no exception!

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Nudo – Olive Tree Adoption GIVEAWAY

I mentioned in my Holiday Gift Guide post how much I LOVE to give. I also listed Nudo as one of my gift suggestions. I mentioned them because I LOVE their olive oils and gift sets and think their tree adoptions are pure genius! And now I’m PLEASED as punch to be able to put them both together and GIVE AWAY one of the most amazing, cutting edge, cool gifts evah! That’s right, we’ve teamed up with NUDO, who have generously offered to gift {ehem disclaimer} ONE of you LUCKY READERS a year’s adoption to one of their olive tree’s. *and the crowd goes wild*

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Creminelli Fine Meats: Salami {GIVEAWAY}

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Sono davvero emozionata! Have you ever tasted Italian Salame? REAL Italian Salame? I’m not talking about something you might run across at the mall, oh no, I’m talking about handcrafted artisan salame. Aka the good stuff, that up until last week I had NOT tasted outside of Italy. Yes, because of those pesky little custom laws I could NEVER bring any salame back with me {because let’s just say if you try they’ll confiscate it, just trust me, don’t ask me how I know…moving on LOL}. So you can imagine my level of giddyness when a brown box full of scrumptious salumi arrived on my door from Creminelli Fine Meats…I was salivating with anticipation before I even opened the butcher paper.

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Lindsay Olive’s Handmade Olive Branch Wreaths

You know how much I LOVE all things olive. Olives {all shapes, sizes and flavors}, Olive OIL {swoon} and yes even Olive Branches. So naturally I was giddy when I recently received the most beautiful HANDMADE Olive Wreath from the sweet people at Lindsay Olives. Isn’t it just stunning ; ) It’s going to adorn my table during this harvest and holiday season.

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Le Creuset GIVEAWAY !

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So are you loving all these FAB Giveaways this month? Well if you have been on vacation (because that’s the only logical reason why you wouldn’t have been reading regularly, RIGHT ; ) LOL then you might have missed that it’s our BLOG-AVERSARY this month! So we’ve been celebrating with some pretty fantastic guest posts, recipes & of course giveaways! This one is no exception, It’s a SET of the evah so oooh la la LE CREUSET baking dishes! *and the crowd goes WILD* Not just any! Oh no, it’s the uber popular color of the moment Caribbean! *swoon* So for those who like specific details here we go (in my best announcer voice tee hee) Le Creuset 9″ Square Baking Dish with Bonus 5″ Baking Dish in Caribbean!

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