Bow Tie Pasta. Tomato-Cream Sauce. Prosciutto Bruschetta. Vino

What better way to kick off the middle of the week than a pasta and wine night? It was JJ’s request and I personally can not get enough of pasta, bread, and as you may already know… cream sauces! I think it comes from my obsession with a meal I had in Italy a few years ago while studying in Perugia. Ristorante Ferrari  was the name in case you plan on traveling to Perugia, Italy anytime soon. Say Hi to Mustapha for me as well. Imagine a large thick piece of juicy steak cooked perfectly … medium rare… with a peppercorn cream sauce dripped on top of it. Heaven. It is my mission to one day recreate that dish… or just travel back to Perugia and engorge in greatness.

As I was saying, as being so in love with cream sauces.. I searched for a recipe to get my fix. I feel unless I am extremely lazy that day.. I cant just open a can of marinara sauce over pasta and call it a day. I love putting ingredients together to complete a perfect meal. It makes me feel more accomplished. And for those of you who can not eat pasta or dairy… I’m sorry. For those of you who can, please try and enjoy! This recipe is very easy and does not take long to make!

This would also go great with seafood added to the mix. 😉 I personally did not follow the measurements at all during prep time…


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Make sure it doesn’t burn. Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and continue to boil 5 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream and butter. Reduce heat and simmer 5 more minutes. 
Our Lucy posing for the camera, clearly my dog.

Vino in October 🙂

Ingredients added altogether in pan
Mix in the heavy cream

I added a few fresh basil leaves for taste

combine all ingredients in cooked pasta
Complete. Add a few basil leaves to garnish dish
French Baguette, Mozzarella and Prosciutto in oven on 350 degrees until cheese is melted

Add tomatoes and basil on top