Tomato Basil Pasta

This was a fantastic weekend. I finally got back to crafting after more than a week of nothing! I am not sharing any projects tonight — no fair, I know– but I did want to share a super delicious recipe I made for dinner tonight. It is one of my favorites that my roommates used to make in college!

For dinner tonight, I made Tomato Basil Pasta. It takes about 20 minutes to make, max. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Spaghetti noodles
  2. Tomatoes (Ideally, cherry tomatoes, but any will do)
  3. Basil (fresh or dried)
  4. Shredded mozzarella cheese (You can also use brie — it’s so delicious, but we never have it on hand)
  5. Salt and Pepper
  6. Butter

The most important thing about the recipe is that everything is to taste. To start, cook your spaghetti noodles. While your noodles are a cookin’, quarter your cherry tomatoes and set aside. If you are using fresh basil, chop this up, too. I use A TON of basil and A TON of tomatoes in my pasta. A TON.

When your noodles are ready to go, drain and add 2 tbsp of butter. This will help keep your cheese from sticking to your noodles. You can also use olive oil if you prefer.

Add your tomatoes and your basil and mix your pasta. Add salt and pepper to taste.

When your pasta is all mixed up, add in your mozzarella cheese. For about four servings of pasta, I add about 1 cup of shredded cheese. But like I said, do it to taste!

Um yeah, that’s it! What I love about this pasta is that it is easy, quick, tastes delicious both hot and cold, and doesn’t have sauce! Sometimes I don’t want sauce on my pasta, geez!

Try it. Eat it. Love it. Tell me about it!

I plan on making Taco Soup this week, too. I’ll make sure I share that recipe, especially since it is getting chilly outside!

Hope you all had a great weekend.


Pumpkin rice krispie treats


Thank you, Pinterest for this adorable idea! These cute treats were pretty easy to make. Just follow the directions on the cereal box for regular treats and add yellow and red food coloring to the marshmallows after they are melted. Mix it all together then shape into round pumpkins with your hands. Tip: get your hands wet first so they don’t stick to your fingers. Add tootsie rolls for your stem! So cute!