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SPAGHETTI CARBONARA A LA AMERICANA

spaghetti carbonaraSPAGHETTI CARBONARA A LA AMERICANA

My Story

Picture it, January 4, 2018. The East Coast had extremely high winds. The high was only 26 degrees, without the wind chill factor. And there was snow swirling around in the wind. I found out it was Spaghetti Carbonara Day from Foodimentary http://foodimentary.com. So I decided to make Spaghetti.

Now, my roommate’s favorite spaghetti is my homemade sauce (see it here and here. Alas I didn’t have any canned tomato products in the house. And that nixed the Bolognese sauce as well. With the bad weather that day, I was not about to travel to the grocery store. No way. Nope. Not gonna do it.

But I was determined. So I looked up other spaghetti noodle recipes.

Sphagetti Carbonara

Hooray! Spaghetti Carbonara didn’t need any tomato products! It’s a wonderful silky eggy Italian spaghetti dish that made me think of breakfast spaghetti. But I ran into another problem. I didn’t have any Parmesan cheese! And no pancetta (that’s Italian ham for those not in the know). What was this diyhomegoddess to do?

Don’t Be Afraid To Revamp

So, here I am, determined to make spaghetti to honor the day. I checked out what I had. I happened to have a half pound of bacon in my freezer. And I had cheddar cheese with Read more

Recipe Change and Substitutions

Recipe changeRecipe Change and Substitutions

My Story

Sometimes I have to do a recipe change up. Not for any specific reason other than because I want to.

I wanted a crumble, but I wanted strawberries, not apples. Could I do that?

There are times the mood strikes me to make something, and I get started. That’s when I find out I don’t have all the necessary ingredients. Half way through the preparation. It’s too late to go to the store then. So I punt and do a recipe change up.

Or the recipe has something in there I just don’t like. Or there was too much of something and not enough of something else. So I changed it.

Yes, my diy home goddesses, a recipe is not set in stone. At least for the most part. Baking, yeah, that’s a little harder to do, except for flavor profiles. But most recipes you can do what you want. Do a recipe change up!

Why Talk About Changing Recipes?

Well, let me give you the scoop. Read more

SIDE DISH RECIPES

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SIDE DISH RECIPES

Here are some easy side recipes any home goddess can make. A good side can make or break a wonderful main course. And we all know a good Goddess Chef will have a few recipes in her repertoire that she can whip up any time. Take your choice and practice!

mashed potatoes

These are awesome! Ignore the green bean that had to sneak into my photograph!