Pin to Real Life…Recipe! What?! Yes.


Since it is Pin to Real Life week, I decided it was a good excuse to recreate not just an outfit but a recipe. Like a real one with ingredients and everything. I mean look at all these ingredients. I had to cut and measure things.

In case you can’t tell, cooking is not really my thing. I have a food-themed Pinterest board, but it’s mostly just to make me look well rounded. And most of the things I pin are desserts and grilled cheese sandwiches. Because – well – what else is worth eating?

But I was pretty intrigued to try this One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta because you only have to get one thing dirty (not counting utensils), and it takes about 10 minutes to cook. It did take longer than 10 minutes to get all the ingredients cut and ready to go, but that probably has something to do with the fact that I spend more time in my closet than in the kitchen. (I had to look up a YouTube video on how to cut onions in julienne strips.)


Look at me – cutting onions like a pro. What you can’t see in this picture is that I was wearing sunglasses to try to keep from crying. It didn’t work.


Look at all that skilled slicing and dicing. I bet you’re wondering about this recipe by now, huh? Well if you want to try it, here’s what you need:

12 ounces linguine 
1 can of diced tomatoes (including the liquid)
1 large onion cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (I think I’ll add more next time)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (can use less if you’re very sensitive to spiciness)
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped (also might use more basil next time)
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (I think it would still be tasty with plain water)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

You put all of this stuff in a pot. At once. Like this:


Heat that baby up to boiling, cover it, and cook it for 10 minutes. Give it a stir once in a while. The best part is that you don’t have to drain anything. The pasta just soaks up most of the liquid. Then you can scoop it out and serve it! Add grated parmesan if you like. If you’re really fancy, you could even garnish with an extra basil leaf.



Thanks for humoring me while I strayed from my usual topic today! I’ll be back to outfits very soon – 2 more Pin to Real Life styles to show you! Don’t forget to send me your link if you have one for me to post.

6 thoughts on “Pin to Real Life…Recipe! What?! Yes.

  1. That does look delicious. I’m very guilty of pinning things to cook and never making them, mostly desserts. I will do dinners though.

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