Came home from our hike up East Snowmass Trail ( which was so beautiful). We were up there for 5 hours , came down and was too tired to even think about shopping for ingredients or getting dressed to go out. Looked in fridge and had cheese and butter. Looked in pantry and had pasta and pepper. There you have it , perfection in a bowl once again. Try it if you haven’t, it’s very rich and very good.

Cooking with Candi

This is restaurant worthy pasta, made in a saute pan, 12″ size would be perfect . This pasta has very few ingredients and you probably have all of them in the house . When I am not sure what to make and I really don’t feel like going out, this is up there with my “go to ” meals. It’s comforting and has a kick of heat from the black pepper. Original recipe is just black pepper and the fresher the better, start out with whole black peppercorns, I grind them right before I am using them. It’s an elegant adult version of mac and cheese and a simple standard all at the same time. I try and use 2 cheeses when I can, but if you only have 1 type of grated cheese, it’s fine. Hold on to about a cup of the pasta water, you may need it…

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