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Friday, July 06, 2012


Interesting title today, don't you think?

I just finished eating some wonderful pasta for lunch 
and thought I'd share the recipe with you.
 It comes from Kraft Kitchens.


l lb. spaghetti noodles
8 plum tomatoes, chopped (we used plain ol' tomatoes)
1/2 c. Zesty Italian dressing
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. chopped fresh basil
2 T. chopped red onions

Cook pasta as directed, omitting salt. 
Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Drain pasta, add to tomato mixture & toss.

Now, doesn't this look good?
Note:  It can be served hot or cold!

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Now for the bugs...

I stumbled across a couple of really nice tutorials for making insects and thought some of you might be interested.  The first one is for a steampunk variation, using polymer clay.  Go HERE.    The second is for an adorable stitched dragonfly and can be found HERE


  1. Did anyone else fall all over laughing at the juxtaposition here? okay, pasta's eaten, on with the insects! heh.

    It looks wonderful, though, and I'm waiting till we get plum tomatoes in season, to get seriously into pasta with toms! I used to grow Roma plum tomatoes, wonderful for sauces and just everything,really.

  2. Oooh, thank you for posting that dragonfly tutorial link. I'm in the middle of a fabric book project with my friends and my theme is dragonfly. This will be a fantastic look for the book cover.

  3. Oh that looks yummy! I love to have dinners like that!

  4. Thanks for the links! Off to check them out.

  5. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Yummy MA..Noofy and I had it for supper last night with some BBQ chicken. Scrumptious! The fresh herbs from my garden made it extra special. Thanks for posting the recipe!
    Mrs Noofy.

  6. cooking? cooking? get back to that needle!!!

  7. them bugs sound so good.. I mean that pasta looks so yummy, loved this title..

  8. Having a great much eye candy and great links too!

    These bug links are WOWEE
    thank you very much for sharing MA


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