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Tortellini with Dipping Sauce - Ultimate Pasta Recipe Challenge

Almost everyone loves pasta and I bet if you’re reading this post you’re no exception.  I don’t make my own pasta and only make home made sauce if there’s not a jar of ready made in the pantry when I want spur of the moment pasta but don’t want to drive to the store.  I know, I know - fresh ingredients are really really good but I don't always have fresh ingredients.  I do however usually have items that keep in the pantry or freezer for a longer period than fresh.  I did make the sauce recipe for this challenge but admittedly after you read and maybe try my pantry recipe for a sauce I’m going to tell you I often put together a Tortellini and Pasta Dip that is absolutely no trouble at all with a purchased sauce.  On a lazy Saturday afternoon when the grands are over, that’s the way I like it. And so do they.

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The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey–book review

Rick Yancey in the author of The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star.  A trilogy of books about an alien invasion to earth that leaves only the young to fight and salvage the human race.  I read the first book in four days.  This one I read in two days.  Not that this book was better than the first but because the first one left me wanting to know what happens. Then I finished this one and I am anxiously waiting delivery of the last book.  Author mission accomplished, I’m hooked.

Meme Quote with bear from The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, book review


Book Review–The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey is the beginning of a Science Fiction trilogy that I enjoyed reading a lot.  I had not read sci-fi in years but was drawn to it after seeing a movie trailer based on the book.  I went into it expecting a lot of action, a little romance and plenty of suspense, after all we already know there are two more books.  It is a book of survival after an alien invasion with lots and lots of questions as to how and why the invasion is taking place. Amazon links included.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey meme with Casseopeia constellation background, book review


Make your own spice blend hacks

Adding spices to a recipe is really not difficult but sometimes it's nice to have a ready made blend.  I usually do this when a spice jar or two is almost empty and/or I'm cleaning out the pantry in one of my mad cleaning moments. All of the measurements are approximate.  You can increase or decrease any ingredient that is/or is not your favorite.  Here are a few of my favorite combos to keep for adding to soups, casseroles, tacos or salads.  


The Martian plus a potato recipe

I started reading the book just before it showed up On Demand within my satellite provider.  I started reading hurriedly so I could rent and watch the movie.  At the same time I had just participated in a potato recipe challenge.  Too bad the sequence of events hadn’t been a little different but I have a recipe in honor of this fun fiction story about an Earthling that inadvertently became a Martian.

The Martian by Andy Weir meme, book review, potato recipe