Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday’s Culinary Adventure



Tonight, on Thursday’s Culinary Adventure

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What?  You say.  Why would you make Alfredo sauce when you could just buy it in a store? 

Because I can, dear reader, because I can. 

Also, hopefully it will taste better!

I got this recipe off of Rachel’s blog- my friend from high school.  Thanks, Rachel!

On to our adventure!

You will need:


  • 3 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped Sun-Dried Tomato
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy or Regular Cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 3 tbsp Powdered Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt to taste

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, then saute the garlic cloves and sun-dried tomatoes.

2-21-09 019  Saute for only about 30 seconds!

By the way, I use dried garlic for all of my garlic recipes. 2-21-09 018 It rehydrates in liquid and tastes the same as fresh.  Well, similar enough for me!

Pour in your cream and a little dash of salt.  Not too much, because the cheese is already pretty salty.

Bring this to a boil, and use the time to grate up your Gouda.

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Add the cheeses and stir, stir, stir until it is all melted together and creamy…2-21-09 020

Looks and smells delicious!

I have never used smoked Gouda before, but it is really good!  I used some on my sandwich today and YUMMMM!

I grated up some extra and froze it in 3/4 cup portions for future use.  But, I tend to be cool like that.

Dump your fettuccine noodles on a plate, and pour the sauce on top!

We served ours with some homemade bruschetta,

2-21-09 023 Green salad, and

our favorite dressing for an Italian Meal-

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Oh, yeah, baby!

Taste Testers Say:


“If I could describe this meal in one word, it would be RIDICULOUS!  As in ridiculously AWESOME!!”  (He really said that.)

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 (He was ashamed of the “RIDICULOUS” faces he was making.  As he should be.)



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(I am not ashamed…or I have no shame…or I love carbs.)

Summary:  It is delicious!  So creamy, rich, smoky, fresh, yummmmmm!  I can’t say enough about how good it is.  I am making my own sauce from now on!


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Ter said...

My husband and I rarely ever used prepared foods, and often tried new recipes. I really miss that.

Maureen said...

WOW, that sauce MUST have been amazing judging from those hilarious taste tester faces! I'll have to try that, too.