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Friday, January 25, 2013

Spaghetti Carbonara: Foodie Friday

Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti Carbonara

Everyone likes Spaghetti Carbonara... truly. This is my go to dish when we are having a family over for dinner and the parents tell me, "My kid is a picky eater." Well, I have given this recipe to a few shocked parents whose picky eater asked for MORE. 

What is not to love: bacon, eggs, and cheese lovingly embracing pasta... delizioso!!!


I often try to strip a recipe down to it's bare essentials and give you the simplest most flavorful version I can make... but this is one of those recipes that is already semplice. It is from the chef Tyler Florence and it comes out terrific every time. My advice to you when making this is to have every part of the recipe prepared before hand. Chop your parsley, mix your eggs, etc... because you need to put all the ingredients together quickly to prevent the eggs from clumping.





Foodie Friday Features: 

From: enPlace

French Onion Cauliflower Soup
French Onion Cauliflower Soup
A wonderfully warming soup made from seasonal vegetables.


From: Call Me PMc

Pan Seared Catfish over Champagne Risotto
Pan Seared Catfish over Champagne Risotto
Classic Catfish preparation paired with an very tipsy risotto.



From: Life is Sweet

Tiramisu Cupcake
Tiramisu Cupcake
This is one of the most unique cupcake recipes I've ever seen... complete with coffee soaked cake and mascarpone cheese icing!


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38 comments:

  1. Love Spaghetti Carbonara, although I've never made it myself. I'm tempted to try the recipe you linked to from Tyler Florence though - it sounds really good, and very do-able :) This week I've shared a One Pot Beef Noodle Supper, my answer to Hamburger Helper! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. You can make this... just have everything prep... it is really simple and really delicious. Excited about your answer to hamburger helper my husband and I were raised on the stuff and my kids ask about it. I'll offer your dish as an alternative.

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    2. I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Glad you like my recipe too :)

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  2. This looks delicious! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Good Morning Diane,
    I almost hate to tell you that I was planting onions yesterday in 75 degree weather. I love your Spaghetti Carbonara, it looks awesome. I am sharing my Butternut Spaghetti Sauce for the party today. Hope you have a great weekend and stay warm, Thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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    1. 75 degrees you're killing me... it is more like 7 degrees here.. so glad I got my wood burning stove cranking today. Thanks so much for coming by.

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  4. Yum,. What a lovely recipe, Diane! I am pinning this. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting another great party! Have a fabulous weekend. :)

    Julie

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  5. I love Carbonara! Thanks for hosting Diane! Stay warm!!!

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  6. Thanks for hosting, Diane! This week I'm sharing a recipe for easy gluten free Asian soup (it takes 15 minutes).

    I'd also like to invite everyone to come by my blog (Poor and Gluten Free) and enter to win a copy of a new Paleo cookbook, Primal Cuisine. All the recipes are gluten free and you don't need to be on the Paleo diet to enjoy it :)

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  7. LOL. A friend recently made carbonara for us when we were visiting. My husband privately wondered if our own Ms. Picky Pants would eat it and if he should request some noodles be left out on the side (it's a really good friend). I said, just wait and watch. Ms. Picky Pants dug in, cleaned her plate, had seconds and then went to play with her friends with nary a complaint. A true crowd pleaser. Thanks for hosting Diane. Such a great party.

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    1. Thanks so much for confirming my opinion... you truly can't go wrong with this dish.

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  8. Thank you for the party and the feature, Diane! This week, I'm kickin' off Mardi Gras.

    Your carbonara looks wonderful. My son isn't a picky eater, but I need to make this for him anyway ;-) He loves pasta. And bacon (of course).

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    1. He will love it... extremely kid friendly.

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  9. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

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  10. Hi, Diane! It seems like it's been forever since I have been here! Your Spaghetti Carnonara looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious! I want some! As always, thank you for hosting! I hope you have a really nice week ahead!

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  11. Hello! I have never made spaghetti carbonara before, but your comments above have me completely intrigued. It sounds wonderful. I have all the ingredients- I think I may give this a try tonight. Also, that catfish feature sounds wonderful!

    Have a great weekend. :)

    Linda

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    1. You won't be disappointed, just have everything prepped... Paula's recipes are wonderful the catfish looks fantastic.

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  12. I've been seeing a lot of carborna on Pinterest lately. I'm going to need to try this! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. It probably because it's winter and carbs boost your mood. Glad to see.

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  13. The food on this post looks really amazing! And, you are so smart to have cooked your own adaptation of Dorie's Shrimp and Cellophane noodle dish...I've viewed so many flops...yours looks really good.

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  14. The Spaghetti Carbonora certainly looks good and I like the ingredients. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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  15. Thanks for hosting;) My hubby would love the Spaghetti Carbonara. Pinning!!

    Have a super weekend:)

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  16. Hi Diane, this is Mareli from Kocina De Pinay In Singapura. Thanks for the invitation.You have a great site. I would love to come here. Have a great weekend.

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    1. So glad you made it. I have a good friend here in the States from Singapore and she is the best cook I know. Welcome, welcome.

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  17. Diane, thank you so much for featuring my Catfish on Champagne Risotto! I'm late to the party today and just seeing it. Thank you so, so much! You rock! ~ Paula

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    1. You rock... love your recipes... keep sharing. Thanks again.

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  18. Spaghetti Carbonara looks great. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful day!

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  19. Hi Diane, thanks for hosting, your Spaghetti Carbonara looks delicious. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  20. Thanks for hosting. I'm hosting my very first link party and you're welcome to join in and link up at http://thepinjunkie.blogspot.com/2013/01/friday-link-party.html

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  21. Good for you... visited and tweeted.

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  22. Thank you Diane for this great party
    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend

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  23. Hi Diane, Thanks for hosting this wonderful party! What a Great Recipe! Stop by sometime~ Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  24. I shared your blog on twitter! Love your link up! I am stopping by from i should be mopping the floor blog hop and would love a visit back! Thanks & great blog! http://www.homemaker-mom.com/2/post/2012/08/my-homemade-veggie-soup-recipe.html

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  25. this is definitely one of my guilty pleasures.Thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

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