Noshing away…

So 2012 is coming to an end and going into 2013 I am saying goodbye to my other blog Northwest Noshings. I’m not quite sure what I was thinking when I decided “hey I need another blog”. Well I was thinking that I would do more savory on that site and leave just the baking to this site. But after 7 ½ years of blogging I started putting all sorts of recipes on here. Not a ton of people followed that blog but the people that did read it did enjoy the recipes and they still get comments years later. Because there are some quality recipes on there that I want to make sure stay out in the blog universe I will be bringing them over in the coming months.

If you have never seen that site hopefully you will enjoy the recipes (many of which are Pacific Northwest inspire) and if you have seen it maybe it will remind you of a recipe you wanted to try and forgot about. :)

The first recipe I am bringing over highlights much of what is awesome about the Pacific Northwest…Tillamook Cheese, hazelnuts, and Oregon Pinot Gris. Oh and some heavy cream and butter. :P It’s a simple pasta dish with a creamy cheese sauce topped with crunchy hazelnuts for a little texture contrast. If you are a meat eater the sauce is also nice for making what I call heart attack lasagna. You take lasagna noodles and over them with a 1/3 of the sauce (spread out). Sprinkle ½ cup of cooked bacon followed by ½ cup more Tillamook cheddar. Repeat the layers two other times. Bake for 30 minutes (350F) until nice and bubbly. Be sure and do some extra exercise that day if you do make the lasagna version. Your heart will thank you for it.

This is an easy pasta to throw together and makes it perfect for the holiday season. Who has time to cook when you are trying to find the perfect gift for Aunt Sue and chopping down your own Christmas tree? Not me.

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  1. First of all, how did I miss out on your other blog? I had no idea! As for this recipe, I’ve never thought to put hazelnuts in pasta, but I love it.

  2. @Erin- which is exactly why I am shutting it down and moving the recipes over to here.

  3. Fabulous pics as always Peabody :-)

  4. That looks so tasty!!! Wow – wonderful recipe and mouth watering photos!!!
    Thanks for making amazing food with Tillamook!

    -Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

  5. I did visit Northwest Noshings but like here I rarely comment. It is nice to know all these great recipes will not be lost.

  6. I’m all about the Tillamook! I didn’t know you had another blog…I love this pasta!!

  7. I’m pretty sure I felt my hips expand as I read that ingredient list :P It does look extra tasty though! :)

  8. wow

  9. I’ve never had hazelnuts in pasta and I’ve been eating pasta all my life. So sorry about your other site but that’s a lot of posting with two sites. Plus I’m glad you kept this one.

  10. I can’t imagine finding the time to run two food blogs. :) But since I never saw the other one I’m glad you’ll be migrating the recipes. This one looks great!

  11. Why has it never occured to me to add nuts to pasta? You broke my brain today :).

  12. @Adam – and you love nuts. :)

  13. @Peabody — I blame my EYE-talian roots, my grandmother is probably cringing right now as I’m thinking about it :).

  14. @Anita- I didn’t find the time. :) That was the problem.

  15. @Cathy- no one really knew I had another blog. :)

  16. I tried this deliciously looking pasta however I was having a hard time getting the right consistency for the sauce? It was very soupy and I was rather disappointed.. any suggestions?

  17. @Niki- what percentage did you use of heavy cream?

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