Tasty Tuesday: Penne with Braised Short Ribs

The slow cooked short ribs totally fall off the bone after about 3 hours in the hot oven. Mixing that melt in your mouth meat with Giada’s simple sauce and classic penne pasta is just the perfect melding of ingredients. It’s the 3 hour wait that has the whole house full of people in a frenzy while waiting. This recipe is best made on a cold winter day when warmth and comfort is of the utmost necessity. It’s a little time consuming and a bit of a messy process, but you will feel so good once you’re serving it to the sweeties in your life. It’s color & flavor could even make it special enough for a Valentine’s Day dinner!

Penne with Braised Short Ribs


Giada De Laurentiis (Click her name for the recipe & click the photo to enlarge it)

I served the pasta with steamed veggies and cheese bread. This pasta really needs no side dish. It’s that substantial. :-)

Thank you Giada for another lovely rustic pasta dish.

My variations:

I used a large can of crushed tomatoes instead of the 5 roma.

I mixed both penne pasta and pasta wheels because that’s what I had on hand.

The Power of my Dobies-Inland Empire Photographer

They are so similar…yet so very unique. Zelda is full of respect, control and devotion. Abby is playful, loving and fierce.

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They make the WORST of days seem like the very BEST of days.

They are truly that POWERFUL!

The photo above was taken by my son. This is how I spend a lot of my free time!  :-)

Angelika’s Outdoor Maternity Photos-Inland Empire Photographer

Jan & Angelika are patiently WAITING FOR LOGAN to make his appearance! I am waiting to hold him & give him some kisses. :-)

We had a fun time making these pictures extra special with the use of balloons and letters spelling out Logan’s name!

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Isn’t she stunning?!

I love outdoor maternity photos in So Cal!!!