Very Berry Chocolate Shortcakes

These past few days were busy ones for the oldest child in our family.  On Friday Nicholas partook in his first ever holy communion and today, he celebrates the milestone of turning eight years old.  It never ceases to amaze me how fast time can pass you by.  One minute you’re holding this beautiful little bundle of joy in your arms and the next, he’s half way through elementary school and showing signs of independence you never knew he had.

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Mexi-ccine Alfredo

I recently discovered that the authentic method for making fettuccine alfredo comes from the use of four main ingredients: butter, cream, Parmesan cheese and pasta water.  You simply add some of the leftover pasta water to a heated butter/cream mixture, let it cook down and thicken, and finish with some fresh Parmesan cheese.  Seriously simple.

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