Pasta and Pie

I’ve been off work for over a week.  And all we/I have been doing is eating out.  Until tonight.

I was ready to cook and Pinterest inspired me, as usual.

So I wanted to try out this creamy bacon carbonara.  No it’s not diet friendly.  No it’s not healthy.  But it sure made my guy happy!

Go here to get the recipe….  Get off your butt and….bake!

A few of my own tips.  I did double the sauce as she suggested but next time I would definitely NOT double the crushed red peppers.  My guy loved it because he loved spice, but not so much for me.  Also, I added chicken.  I cooked it in a skillet with some olive oil, garlic powder, and pepper.  Diced it up and added it with the mushrooms and onions step.  ONLY add 1-2 Tbsp of bacon grease as it suggests and not dump in the whole pan.  I may, or may not, have dumped in the whole pan on accident.  Not paying attention or reading directions very well.

Then, for dessert.

I crave my brother’s apple pie all the time, but especially in the cooler months.  Yes, my brother bakes.  And he makes one helluva apple pie.  But, it’s a very detailed recipe that only he has mastered and I can never compete. Nor do I want to try!

So, I wanted something SUPER simple that I could whip up anytime but still gave me that applie pie/cobbler feel for a cool fall evening.

And I found it.

Guess where?


Thank goodness for….. A Cowboy’s Wife   Seriously.  3 ingredients.  3.  So simple.

 A few of my own tips….

My local grocery did not have caramel apple filling so I used just regular apple filling.  Still super delicious.  And I highly recommend the Butter Pecan cake mix as the topping.  Great flavor.

It baked while we had our pasta for dinner.  Two small helpings of each.  Not healthy at all but it was the comfort food and home cooking we both needed.

What have you been cooking lately since fall has come full swing?

Share with me 🙂

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