Sunday, September 12, 2010

Farfalle w/Gorgonzola Cream Sauce...

"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home
are of more importance to the soul
than their simplicity might suggest"
~ Thomas More

I love to celebrate the little things.

Like when the weekend rolls in.
When BOTH kids are napping at the same time!
When I finally get to talk to an old friend after playing several rounds of phone tag.
When the Pittsburgh Steelers start the season off right! **hehe**
Like when a recipe is so easy, yet so luxurious,
that it tastes as though I've
been slaving all day long in the kitchen, laboring to exhaustion,
pouring every ounce of love, sweat and tears to prepare such a delicacy
spent much more time on it than I actually did.
oh how i cherish the simple pleasures...

NOTE TO SELF: splash a little water on the face to give the appearance of sweaty exertion, may increase brownie points.


I simply boil the pasta in salted water according to the directions on the back of the box, typically 8-10 minutes until al dente, and drain well. I prefer to use farfalle (bow tie pasta, as pictured), but a penne would certainly be a lovely choice, or anything along those lines. Meanwhile, I put 8 oz. of gorgonzola crumbles in a medium sauce pan with 1 cup of heavy cream, stirring frequently, and adding some fresh ground pepper to taste. Once melted, remove from heat - and voila! Your sauce is done. Add your pasta to that incredibly delicious creamy goodness, toss, and plate - pretty easy so far, yes? Top with sliced steak* or chopped bacon - garnish with some fresh diced tomatoes, purple onion, and italian flat leaf parsley** - that's it!

* I prefer to serve this dish with sliced steak, cooked medium rare to medium, such as a nice Rib Eye or NY Strip, using appx 2-3 oz. on top of each plate, however, I didn't have any on hand, so I opted for the bacon this time around
** as you may have noticed, I like a lot of parsley :)

Sweet Bellas, it rarely gets much simpler than that...
so go on, take out the "good china"
turn on some lovely music
put some fresh cut flowers in a vase
pour a glass of vino
serve some farfalle with gorgonzola cream sauce



  1. When BOTH kids are napping at the same time! I know what you mean! An hour or two to ourselves without the hourly (sometimes minutes) Mommy! Mommy! We love them dearly, but sometimes it is NICE to have a short break! Pasta looks good.. always a winner with my kids!

  2. This looks so simple and so delicious! Farfalle is definitely one of my favorite types of pasta and I always love to find new ways to enjoy it.

    Oh, and I completely love your "splash water on the face to show exertion" method. I think I'll give that try one of these days. :D

  3. Hi!! You are very welcome!! Thank you for following & for your sweet comment ♥. Glad you enjoyed reading my 100 facts. lol You mentioned you were born in the wrong era also, what era would you have liked to been born in? That's great you also have Italian heritage too. I hope you have a wonderful week!! :):):)

  4. Oh, this recipe looks splendid! I will have to get the ingredients next time I go shopping. I love your beautiful attitude, SITS-er! Reading your blog is always such an encouragement. Blessings on your day, amiga! :)

  5. That looks lovely! Can't wait to try it.

  6. I love the simple beauty of this recipe...yet rich with flavor! I'm hungry for this now! With good china, lovely music, flowers, a glass of vino! Yes!

    Don't forget to pinch your cheeks when you splash your face with water!:)

  7. haha good thinking! yes, and the slicked steak (or bacon) on top is the perfect compliment to the rich blue cheesy flavor of the gorgonzola, while the garnish adds just the right amount of zing to make the dish pop and awaken the senses - super yum! super easy!

  8. I love gorgonzola on burgers but never thought to put in pasta. Looks yummy. Cute post. The little things ARE the important things and always worth cherishing and celebrating :)

  9. Yummy! I am excited to check out more delicious recipes on your blog. I need all of the help I can get sometimes with creativity and "simple" meals for my family! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :)

  10. Can I please come live in your kitchen? This all looks so superb!


    Hannah Katy

  11. This is perfect. And my husband will love. Seriously. I'll report back.

  12. The simple things in life are often the very best ones.
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I really appreciate it.
    Pampered Patty

  13. Yum! Just discovered your blog. Love your attitude!

  14. Luv that intro quote and enjoyed your "Note To Self" I need to do that more. :)

    The gorgonzola cream sauce sounds absolutely marketable. Many uses for that!

  15. YUM. Now, that's a recipe I can handle. I am definitely going to have to try this! =]

  16. you did a great job with your pasta dish!! and I do love pasta! Notes to yourself are always good ideas, I do it all the time! and its always nice to spoil yourself!

  17. Sometimes the best recipes are the most simple. This looks very good!

    Conni (MrsMamaHen) from SITS

  18. Beautiful pasta dish and love the use of gorgonzola :)



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