Dessert

Charlie is not big on ice cream, but when we were visiting my mom’s family in upstate NY, he decided he would try an ice cream cone when the other kids were, and suddenly he was a convert…sort of. When we got back home, he wanted me to buy cones and ice cream, but only vanilla – and he has yet to eat it. 

I like vanilla ice cream fine, but if I’m going to have the calories, I’d rather add something to it. So Friday night, I made a half recipe of this butterscotch sauce.

As the title says, it is VERY easy, and it has the combination of sweet and salty that I love. I used light rather than dark brown sugar, so mine isn’t the deep, dark color hers is, but it makes up for color in taste. 

My birthday is not far away, and I’m thinking there may be a homemade brownie sundae in my future, with this sauce on top! 

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Pasta Yum

I have now made this recipe a few times, and each time, I like it more than the last. The first time, I didn’t buy orecchiette, just made it with spaghetti noodles – but it as even better the next time when I used orecchiette. The most recent time I made it, I used sweet italian turkey sausage and an extra 8 oz can of tomato sauce, and it was delicious. It isn’t quick – but that’s only because it has to simmer for 45 minutes. The actual prep time is minimal, and while it does not make a massively huge pot of sauce, we ate it twice last week and still put some leftover sauce into the freezer (which I’m already thinking about taking back out of the freezer, because I can’t stop thinking about the sauce).  If you like italian sausage, you’ll love this sauce – trust me, make some. You won’t regret it!