just seeing if it still works...

Hmmm, I'm thinking the blog may have run it's course.

After the previous post, I had a couple of people ask about the recipes I mentioned that we tried and really enjoyed. I'll try to remember to post about them as I re-make them. Here is one we tried that I made again last week. Super easy, all basic ingredients and it was even found in a weight watchers magazine. I'm not a weight watcher by any means but it was on the cover and I had to grab it.

Pasta. Yes please. Every day if possible.

Sun dried tomatoes? Oh yeah. Double the amount for me :)

And bacon. I could eat bacon at every meal. It is probably the sole reason I could never be a vegetarian...without bacon in the mix, I could easily be a veggies and pasta girl!

Bacon & Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Pasta

  • 8 ounces uncooked multi-grain penne
  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated low fat alfredo sauce (such as Buitoni)
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomato, packed without oil cut into strips
  • 10 slices of pre-cooked bacon (I bought regular bacon and cooked it myself though)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (much prettier if you sprinkle on top of your bowl rather than mixing it all in like I did :p)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
  1. cook pasta according to package directions; omitting salt and oil.
  2. while pasta cooks, combine alfredo sauce and sun-dried tomatoes in sauce pan. cook over low heat stirring occasionally. 6-8 minutes or until thoroughly heated and tomatoes are juicy and plump.4
  3. while sauce cooks, microwave bacon according to package directions. crumble bacon and set aside.
  4. combine cooked pasta and alfredo sauce in a large bowl. top with bacon, basil and black pepper.
I bought the magazine for the recipe but I searched around and found it here as well - enjoy!

And, a few other links that I bookmarked just because and the old blog is as a good a place to save them as any!
  • we LOVE Oliver Jeffers books and his site is gorgeous
  • another book we love and are anxiously awaiting the movie release in the fall...waiting patiently for the movie tie-in site to go live!
  • and while we're talking about books - have you ever ordered a blurb book (not one created from your blog) I adore this guys art and am so tempted to get the book. He has an etsy store too :)
  • and while we're talking artists - I stumbled on her work somewhere around one of the billion blogs I like to ogle and really love it.
  • and this site just makes me laugh :)
  • has anyone tried this? does it work? I've never bought anything from an infomercial but I am so damn tempted (and, they sell it at Target so I could even pretend that I didn't buy some cheesy infomercial product)
  • hehe
  • I really dig this photo for some reason...aaaaaaand, I think I need to set up a photobooth for Izzy's birthday party (because I don't have a hundred other things to do for the party that are slightly more critical...like cook. and clean.)
  • and these photos too...so awesome!
  • possible birthday present? so fun!
OH! And one more thing...if you're a hybrid scrapbooker, check out this post for info about a current BHG call.


  1. I was wondering if you were still alive. I figured we scared you and Carlos when had you over.

  2. that pasta looks amMAZING!

  3. come cook for me. :)

    oh, and knit with me and laugh with me and scrapbook with me while we let the kids play. :)

  4. yum!

    and i just submitted a few hybrid projects for your call. I'm working on a third now! :)

  5. I have the smooth away...hehe...I havent tried it but my mom bought one for her and one for me in an "as seen on tv" store. wish I could tell you personally that it works, but I know my mom loves hers!

  6. Bacon at every meal?? Me, too! Glad to see another bacon lover! :-) thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! Glad to see you posting again...was checking your blog every few days to see if there were any updates!
    I know, reading...wow, Spencer is reading now and it blows my mind! We keep books in the car for him, and he reads to me while we drive. Today was The Cat in the Hat! Cool! love it!
    Post some updated pics of the little miss Izzie! :-)

  7. So nice to read your post...obviously I am the late one. I hope you keep blogging as I love keeping up with you and the kids. You are always an inspiration, so fresh and real. Enjoy the summer.

  8. Linda Barber2:48 PM

    Wow. That pasta looks good even for vegetarian little me. Bryan is trying to convince me to a bacon flexitarian. LOL! Not that makes any difference to him. I guess it would mean that I'd make it? ;)



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