Here at Entangled, we like to read.
(Bet you would never have guessed that.)
So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.
Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!
This week a special guest:
Margherita Penne from Cathryn Fox
Why she likes it: When I finish writing a book, one of the things I like to do to refill the well is cook. I usually have a cheesy, scary moving on in the background, while I’m making a mess of the kitchen. One of my guilty pleasures is pasta, and I’d like to share my go-to recipe with you. It’s easy to make, and so delicious. It doesn’t call for chicken but I grill chicken on the BBQ, and toss it in to add a protein to the dish. I actually got this recipe from a calendar a few years ago.
12 oz penne pasta
2 tbsp butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2-1/2 cups milk
2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
½ cup grated Parmesan
12, 1-inch mini bocconcini
½ cup fresh basil
Parmesan for serving
1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 11 minutes or until al dente, or according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile in a large pot melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, thyme, salt and hot pepper flakes. Cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour, cook, whisking for 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat Whisk for 3 to 5 min or until smooth and thickened. Stir in tomatoes and Parmesan. (this is where I add chicken)
3. Drain pasta and return to pot. Pour into sauce, toss, stirring 1-2 minutes over medium heat to coat pasta. Stir in Bocconcini, basil, and salt to taste if needed. Serve with Grated Parmesan.
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Hot, Southampton doctor, Carson Reynolds isn’t the kind of man Gemma Carr should be playing with. But his offer of a fake engagement comes with sexy, late night house calls, and despite her bad girl reputation, it’s been far too long since she’s taken two and called anyone in the morning.
When Carson sees Gemma at a charity event, he knows he has to have her. It’s been ten years since he’s had her in his arms, but that hasn’t lessened his intense need for her. To save her reputation and get his parents off his back, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
It’s the perfect set-up–until this fake engagement starts to feel a little too real…
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.