Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Easy Pleasy

Today and all of this week
been easy and pleasing.
No highs or lows
the right amount of good things.

 One-Pan Pasta  


  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil. Serve with oil and Parmesan

summer  at its best !!!!


I am linking to A Favorite Thing. 


  1. No Highs or lows for you. Sounds fab.

    I like your pictures.

  2. Good Evening Dottie, I love weeks with no highs or lows, it is so lovely just to "be" and enjoy the moment.
    Your pasta dish has all the elements of food which I enjoy and the fact that it is cooked in one pan makes
    it just perfect.
    Thank you for the recipe.
    Best Wishes

  3. I love easy-peasy! My husband can't remember that term, and is always asking "what's this called?" (** he's so cute.

    Your collage was charming and your recipe inspiring. xo

  4. That's summer time living at it's best. I would like to have a little less complicated days this summer, too! Enjoy your afternoon!

  5. What a lovely, inspiring post. Taking each day as it comes, sometimes with and sometimes without highs and lows.

    'Summertime and the livin' is easy, fish are jumpin' as high as the sky.'

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

  6. This will be something to make with all of the tomatoes that I now sounds very fresh and easy for summer. Thank you.

  7. The dish sounds wonderful - and isn't it wonderful to have days that are just the right balance?

  8. Just the right amount... I love that. Thanks for sharing this delicious sounding recipe, Dottie. blessings ~ tanna

  9. Hi sweet friend.....I haven't been blogging much as of late...but I'm so GLAD I stopped here for this breath of sunshine today. I do wish I lived closer to you.....what you do...and what you cook are right up my alley.



  10. I will have to try that. I've never cooked the whole thing together like that. My vegetables are just coming on so I'll make it soon.

  11. Summertime, and the livin' is easy! The pasta dish looks like a wonderful summery dish.

  12. I have just scrolled back through your month of June -

    love all your beautiful photos
    love your words and style
    love that bowl of string beans
    love the sunflowers
    love that I have the opportunity to get a peek into your world

    May your days continue to have the right amount of good things

  13. Dottie it sounds like a good summertime recipe. Light and easy! Thanks for sharing, and always, for your wonderful photos and thoughts!

  14. I like an easy pasta dish, Dottie, and this looks quite tasty.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  15. The perfect summer recipe! I love a day without the highs and lows too - days that just are simple and routine :-)

  16. Easy Pleasy is the way to go in the summer! This pasta dish looks delicious! xo

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