Fusilli with Butternut, Vanilla & Sage

pasta with butternut

The more I get into recipe development, the more I realize what a funny little artform it is. Sometimes I think I have a great idea – something so obvious that of course it will be great – and it ends up bland and tasteless (or so bad that we have to dump it and order a pizza.) Other times I’ll have an idea that I’m no so convinced will work, but I ultimately end up standing over the stove shoveling forks full of it into my mouth because it’s so good.