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Penne with Mushroom Cream Sauce

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This penne with mushroom cream sauce is one of those glorious recipes I have saved for all of you to enjoy while we are on our little road trip. At this time, I’m sure I’ll be basking in the beauty that is Wyoming and hopefully I’m having a fabulous time! Don’t worry, I’ll fill all of you in when we get back. Anyway, this recipe was inspired by the care package of mushrooms we had the pleasure of receiving from If you haven’t yet, please check them out! They grow a great product out there in Eastern PA! We used their portobello caps, and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Zach actually whipped up this recipe. He’s so great with pastas and sauces, so he was immediately on it. This recipe is the DEFINITION of comfort food. It’s especially great for those cool Fall days (that I’m sure a lot of us are looking forward to — I know we are — It has been a hot and humid August!). Give this recipe a shot in the next month or two. It’s simple, cheap and delicious. You can’t really go wrong there!





I will apologize ahead of time. The blog posts you guys will be seeing in the next week and a half will be short and sweet. Hey, it takes a lot of time to whip these babies together…ESPECIALLY when I’m still trying to get my normal, daily posts up and going. The recipes will still deliver in awesomeness, as they always do. I promise.

I may have mentioned this recently, but Saisons and Farmhouse Ales (which are pretty much the same thing in my book — if I had a book) have been two of my favorite brews this summer. This may have something to do with the fact that it has been so freaking hot that I can hardly stomach drinking a heavier brew. Saisons and Farmhouse Ales are PERFECT for summer because they are so crisp and refreshing. I find that Farmhouse Ales go particularly well with Italian-style foods. Boulevard’s Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale is Farmhouse Ale “perfection.” I love it, and it has been by far one of my favorite beers this summer. I literally can not get enough of it. It pairs very well with this pasta dish. It’s light and crisp but still stands well on it’s on. It doesn’t take away from the flavors of the dish, but doesn’t get overshadowed either! It also comes in the cutest bottle, which makes buying it that much more fun!

Have a great week everyone!






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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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