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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Pasta Carbonara - A Most Divine Dish

Not long ago, my mom gave me a cookbook that her church had put together in celebration of its 40th Anniversary. It was one of those collective cookbooks, where the members were asked to contribute their favorite recipes. Truly, I think that is the best kind of cookbook, because the recipes come from "real" people. You can be pretty sure they they are tried and true.
At that time, I was on major pasta kick. I craved anything and everything Italian. When I found this recipe for Pasta Carbonara, (which was submitted by the priest, no less), I put it on my "must try" list and purchased the ingredients I didn't have right away.
The great thing was, I already had most of the ingredients! The only thing I didn't have was the Pancetta (which is very similar to bacon), but I easily found that in the deli of a nearby Produce market.
This was simple, delicious, and so very satisfying.
Pasta Carbonara
2 T. Olive Oil
2 T. Butter
1/4 tsp. garlic, chopped (I used more!)
1/4 c. onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb. Pancetta (cut into bite-size pieces)
1/4 c. White wine
1/4 c. Romano cheese, grated
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
3 large eggs
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
1 lb. cooked pasta noodles (I used Spaghetti)
Saute' garlic and onion in olive oil and butter over medium heat, until limp. Add pancetta, saute' until crisp. When the pancetta starts to crisp add the white wine. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large pasta bowl, whisk together the cheeses, eggs, salt and pepper. Set aside in a warm spot; do not let the eggs begin to cook. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente ( I did this while I was sauteing the other ingredients). Drain pasta and immediately while hot add to the cheese and egg mixture. Add pancetta. Serve immediately with extra parmesan.
This made about four decent sized servings. Hint ~ prep and measure your ingredients before you get started ~ this dish comes together quickly!

1 comment:

iSew said...

I'm definitely going to try this recipe, it looks so yummy. Thanks so much for sharing. :)