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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

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And I'm way excited that I get to share a recipe with you today! But...so 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.


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