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September- Your Favorite Italian Recipe

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Ciao a tutti! I would love to share the recipe for one of my children’s favorite Italian meals: Tortiglioni Al Ragu. This is the “kiddie version” of this popular Italian dish. Leon and Lucas are both under the age of three, so I used the mini tortiglioni called “Barilla Piccolini Tortiglioni“. I also used a store-bought sauce called Barilla Ragu alla Bolognese. Check out this recipe by Donna Moderna if you prefer to make your sauce from scratch. A typical Ragu alla Bolognese sauce is made with beef, sweet pork belly, meat broth, tomato paste, onion, carrots, and celery stalk.

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Barilla favorites: Mini Tortiglioni and Ragu alla Bolognese sauce

I added minced carrots to the sauce to make the recipe healthier for my little toddlers:

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Piccolini Tortiglioni
  • 1 jar of Barilla Ragu Alla Bolognese
  • Salt
  • Minced carrots
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Grated Parmigiano Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Boil water in a big pot and add a lot of salt.
  2. Once the water starts boiling, add the pasta.
  3. After 6-7 minutes or when the pasta is al dente, remove the pot from the stove.
  4. Drain the pasta and set it aside, but leave one cup of pasta water for later.
  5. Pour the sauce into the pot, add the minced carrots, a spoonful of olive oil, and the pasta water.
  6. Mix the sauce. Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Season your pasta with the sauce.
  8. Finally, add grated Parmigiano cheese if desired.

I hope your family will enjoy this meal together!

Buon appetito!

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5 Things You Need To Look For In A Travel Purse

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Key Features of The Perfect Travel Purse:

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For stylish moms traveling with small children, the perfect travel purse should be functional and at the same time, fashionable. When you are out there taking photos, walking long distances, and watching out for your children, you need a purse that has the following features:

1. Hands-Free

You want a purse that you can easily hang on your body. You want straps that do not easily fall off. DO NOT use a purse without straps when you travel (ex. clutches). What you need are adjustable crossbody straps for the perfect fit, so you can keep your purse close to your body and off-limits to tourist predators.

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2. Organized

You need a purse that can keep your wallet, passports, cell phone, keys, makeup, wipes, etc. organized and not mixed in together. Your purse should have compartments that have a place for everything and puts everything in its place.

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3. Water- Resistant

When you are traveling, expect to get wet. You need to be ready for anything, rain or shine. That is why your travel purse should be water-resistant.

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4. Lightweight

Have you ever experienced walking around tourist destinations while carrying a heavy and bulky purse? To avoid this kind of situation, carry a lightweight bag. Look for signature fabrics that are durable but never heavy.

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5. Stylish

When traveling to beautiful destinations, you want to look stylish in your photos! Your bag should also be fashionable to make you feel confident and happy.

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Why I Love Baggallini:

I own an olive-green Baggallini Crossbody Bag. I really love that it is lightweight, stylish, and has plenty of pockets. It also has card holders, a cell phone holder, inside pockets and three compartments. Because it is so compact, I can put plenty of items inside it. It helps keep my stuff organized. My Baggallini Crossbody bag is very comfortable to wear and can be adjusted according to my preference. As a baby-wearing mom, the Baggallini Crossbody bag is perfect for me when I travel with my little kids.

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