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Mushroom Ravioli w/Hot Garlic Sausage

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My sister and I made a trip to an Italian market in our hometown. It’s called Claros Italian Market and it was AMAZING! The food there was very authentic and I could definitely taste the difference. We ended up buying pretty much the whole store. I love mushroom ravioli so we got that with like 5lbs of hot garlic sausage. My dad grows cherry tomatoes so we didn’t have to buy any! 🙂

Mushroom Ravioli w/Hot Garlic Sausage
1lb of frozen or homemade mushroom ravioli
5 links of hot garlic sausage (I used smoked beef sausage as well as it just didn’t taste the same)
15 cherry tomatoes halved
evoo for tossing
grated parmesan cheese for garnish

– cook ravioli in a medium pan and set aside
– cook sausages and then cut into pieces
– throw ravioli back into pan and toss with evoo
– add sausage and toss again
– add tomatoes last and stir until just combined
– garnish with grated parmesan cheese

I used flavorful ingredients from the Italian market so I really didn’t have to season it at all. The ravioli was frozen and seasoned very well. The hot garlic sausage was also seasoned very well.
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I highly suggest using just Italian sausage. The smoked sausage taste weird with it.
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Prepping for the pasta 🙂
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Blood orange gelato! It’s freakin delicious!! I LOVE blood orange so it was the perfect treat for me.
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Delicious frozen mushroom ravioli
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Box of deliciousness!
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Slice of grand marnier cake and a bavarian creme eclair
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Yummy syrups for my coffee.

We also bought spinach pasta salad, smoked gouda, jarred pesto, homemade chunky meat red sauce, amaretto syrup, 3 kinds of coffee, zabaione syrup, spaghetti pasta, angel hair pasta, a cookbook, greek cucumber salad, and I think that’s it. But seriously…we bought the whole store. Overall it was great! The workers were very friendly and helpful in helping us decide what to get. When we couldn’t decide we got everything. I know, I know, it’s horrible.

Fail Sweetly,
Justina

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pepperoni pizza pasta

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After my cupcake indulgence yesterday I had a bad craving for pepperoni pizza. I didn’t feel like ordering pizza nor did I feel like making any so I opted for a pasta instead. I love my carbs 🙂

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta
1 14oz jar of marinara sauce (I made my own)
1lb shredded mozzarella cheese
1lb mini shell pasta cooked according to package instructions
1/2lb sliced pepperoni

– using a 13x9in pan, pour the pasta on the bottom
– sprinkle most of the cheese on top, reserve about 3/4 cup for the top
– layer the pepperoni on top of the cheese
– pour the warm sauce on top of the pepperoni and stir to combine
– sprinkle the leftover cheese on top
– bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until cheese melts

It taste like pizza! I love red pasta sauces and the one I made with my sister was bomb.com. We don’t really measure when we make pasta sauce. It’s more of a little of this and a bit of that and than we taste test and add more stuff. Oh and DON’T ADD SALT. The jarred sauce should be salty enough and the pepperoni is definitely salty so don’t go overboard. You’ll regret it later. Happy eating 🙂

Fail Sweetly,
Justina