Skip to main content
Give the gift of reading, get 15% off today.

Blog Tour - Simplify Supper Review, Recipe and Giveaway

About the book: From her grandfather Salvatore Granato's roots in Southern Italy to the legacy of her family's beloved Italian deli in the heart of Salt Lake City, Krista Numbers has a deep-seated love for good food. In Simplify Supper, this busy wife and mother proves that simple can be satisfying as she dishes up dozens of delectable dinners. From some of her family's best-loved Italian meals to fast feasts with an international flair, discover quick comfort foods you'll want at the heart of your dinner table.

My review: I absolutely LOVE to review cookbooks! I love to get new cookbooks and look through them. They all seem to have at least a bit of the personality of their author within their pages and recipes. That's always fun to look for. And there really isn't much better than looking at all of the glossy beautiful pictures of the food that you can make with these recipes.

I really enjoyed this one. I loved the way there are step by step instructions for making things like homemade pasta. Wow, I've never had any idea how to make that before and there are even pictures of how to make it. I never had any idea of just how involved it was to make pasta. I really enjoyed this cookbook, there are quite a few Italian food recipes and I can't wait to try them. Things like homemade Marinara, we love Marinara at our house and it will be fun to try to make it myself and see if we like it as well as what I usually buy at the store.

There are also recipes for all kinds of sandwiches, which is another thing I like to play with. And desserts, both Latin themed and Italian themed. 

I liked the way that the recipes are simple recipes that families will enjoy both eating and making together. I liked the way the theme throughout the whole book is how to get your family together for dinner. There are different sections throughout the book with tips on how to get the most out of your family mealtime and why mealtime is important.

This is a really fun cookbook! I can't wait to cook my way through it.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase links: Amazon - Deseret Book

Giveawaya Rafflecopter giveaway

And I'm way excited that I get to share a recipe with you today! many good ones to choose from...which should it be? I love this pasta, so that's what it will be!

Penne with Pink Sauce

Makes 8 to 10 servings

1 pound Penne noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces Alfredo sauce
8 ounces marinara sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. boil noodles in salted water until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, sauces and mozzarella cheese.

4. Pour into a 9 x 13 casserole dish that has been sprayed with olive oil. Bake 25 minutes.

5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to oven for another 5 minutes.

Popular posts


About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…