• ½ lb. penne pasta (cooked and drained and tossed with butter to keep from sticking)
  • ¾ cup half and half cream (fat free works great)
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup real bacon bits (the kind in the bag work great)
  • ½ tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic Salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

As I was getting ready to head out the door to work, my husband noticed that I still had the size sticker stuck on my blouse.  I would have been relieved that he caught it- except that I had worn the blouse before.

Years ago, I would have been horrified by this, but now I’m at an age in which I pick my freak outs carefully.  This same rule goes for cooking.  I refuse to make anything that could stress me out.  I want to take my time and enjoy the experience.  That is why I cook.  I love to savor the scents, and colors of everything coming together perfectly. 

My Pasta Carbonara is a wonderful blend of creamy sauce and spicy kick.  There are few ingredients, but the flavors are a perfect combination.

The sauce is a mixture of cream, eggs, and parmesan cheese.  This combined with the spice of red pepper flakes and smoky bacon makes this dish hard to resist.