Hi y'all! I am so excited to share this recipe with you. The last couple weeks have been busy to say the least. Working in retail merchandising the weeks leading up to black Friday & cyber Monday can get a little hectic, and on top of that I spent last weekend in Dallas visiting some friends and lots of quality time with family over Thanksgiving. Now that my schedule is dying down (for a few days) I have a few great recipes to share with y'all starting with this amazing spaghetti aglio e olio. As some of you may know I am part of a recipe swap club in a food blog community where each month I am tasked someone else's site and choose a recipe to recreate and share with all of you! I absolutely love this idea as it challenges me to make something different and share recipes with you I may not otherwise think of. This month I worked from the Don't Give A Fork blog and chose to make their Spaghetti Aglio E Olio and I am SO glad I did. The ingredients are so simple and light yet the end result is so full of flavor! This was my first time making, or even tasting, aglio e olio and I am instantly hooked! I made a few tweaks along the way to keep the recipe nice and simple, but if you want to see the full original recipe I encourage you to check it out!
Before we get started I'm going to warn you that this is spicy if you use red pepper flakes - if you don't love spice, cut out the chili flakes and you'll still get an amazing pasta!