Monday, February 13, 2012


Last night, I wanted to give my family a delicious dinner in honor of Valentine's Day.
So I made Tuscan Pasta with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce. I didn't take a picture of it because it looked EXACTLY like the above picture and I was pretty pleased about that.
How to make it (and it's super easy!):
1. Go to the grocery store (duh!) and get: cheese ravioli, sun-dried tomato Alfredo sauce in a jar*, 2 tomatoes, some basil, and some white wine.
     *my changes (because I'm awesome): I couldn't find any sun-dried tomato Alfredo sauce in a jar together so I just bought some Alfredo sauce and a jar of sun dried tomatoes. I chopped up the tomatoes and put them in the sauce. Voila! Also, I can't stand fresh basil right now- must be a pregnant thing- So I just added some dried basil and it tasted just as good.

2. In one cooking pot, fill with water and bring to a boil. Add raviolis and cook as directed.
3. In another cooking pot/ aka sauce pan, put sun-dried tomato Alfredo mixture. Add 2 tsp of white wine, 1 tsp of basil, and chop up two tomatoes and add to the sauce. Cook on medium for five minutes stirring occasionally.
4. When both are done, put raviolis in a large pasta bowl/ bowl/ plate and pour sauce over the top of the pasta.

It was super easy and SUPER good. I also served it with a salad with mixed berries and that was pretty tasty too!

For dessert, I made the "Too much chocolate cake!" but I modified it (because I'm awesome like that). I haven't really been in a chocolate mood lately, so I changed it and made the recipe with Funfetti cake mix. I think it tasted just as good!
1. Go to the store and get: 1 box of cake mix (I chose Funfetti), 1 large box of pudding mix (I chose vanilla), 1 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 1/2 cup of applesauce, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of warm water.

2. At home, mix these all together nicely in your mixer and then pour into a nicely greased bundt pan (I love that word...bundt).

3. Put in your PREHEATED oven at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes and take out when it is springy.

4. Let it cool, transfer it to a plate and frost to your liking. I made a vanilla buttercream frosting and then put red and pink sprinkles all over.

5. Take a picture before you eat it...because it's, like, devoured.

I'm definitely looking forward to the leftovers!!

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