Behold this Spicy Bacon Mushroom Carbonara!
Isn't she pretty?
Another one of our favorites.
This recipe is adapted from Cardiac Arrest Carbonara on Cooks.com.
I lightened it up a little bit -- or at least I like to think I lightened it up! Please don't wake me . . .
I am surrounded by so many people here in Italy who just whip up delicious in their kitchens without even breaking a sweat.
When we've thrown dinner parties where some of our guests are Italian, I've told Jeff flat out that I'm not serving Italian food.
He loves the Italian food I prepare for him so he was puzzled the first time I shared this rule with him.
I explained it would be like serving fried chicken to Colonel Sanders or teaching a catechism class to the Pope.
I'm just not going to do that!
But ... this pasta dish is different. I make an exception to my Italian food rule for this dish.
Spicy Bacon Mushroom Carbonara is a beautiful and tasty show stopper.
I would be proud to serve it to the Colonel, the Pope or even an Italian!