Hey y’all I know it’s been a while since my last post but we have been busy traveling, spending time with friends, and dealing with the new normal after Hurricane Harvey. Brandon and I were very fortunate as there was no damage to our home but we know others were not at lucky.
If you were ever in my kitchen you would see a stack of beautiful cookbooks with lots of recipes flagged and if you ever looked at my Pinterest board you would see there is even more food there. I’ve decided to cook my way through all of it over time and to train myself to create my own recipes to share with all of you. I guess it’s my own version of Julia & Julia.
We were in Panama City Beach, FL with my family last weekend and I knew I wanted to make a dinner for my parents. We stayed at the Marriott Vacation Club so I had a full kitchen to use and a new grocery store to explore. I wish we had a Publix in Houston. After scanning my Pinterest board I realized I wanted to make Chrissy Teigen’s Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe from her cookbook Cravings. You can find the recipe here.
It was super easy to make especially with a limited amount of kitchen utensils and quick! I added some Floridian shrimp to the dish for some extra protein and little baby balls of fresh mozzarella because they are my favorite. My family LOVED the bright flavor of each bite, how cheesy it was without feeling super unhealthy, and how balanced the dish was. They even requested I make it again when I see them for Christmas.
A few tips:
Add some fresh mozzarella
Buy the pancetta, I promise it brings a different level to the dish
If shrimp isn’t your thing, chicken would be great to add
Don’t be scared, add more Parmesan reggiano
If you haven’t checked out Cravings, I urge you too! I’ve flagged so many recipes that I’m dying to make, so be on the lookout for that.
Thank you so much for stopping by!