20 Minute Dinner and Why I Blog

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Hi Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I am (more than ever) so grateful for your love and support especially through my inconsistent slash this baby is killing me not-so-softly phase!

Well, today on Wear and Back Again I am so happy to share this seriously amazing dinner recipe that takes 20 minutes!  (I don’t know about you but I am ALWAYS searching ‘fast, easy recipes’ on Google and promise, this one certainly fits this!)  I find I gravitate towards simple, easy recipes with few, but fresh ingredients and pretty much inhale tomatoes this time of year.  (Enter, this pasta dish.)

But, before I share the recipe, I wanted to share the reason why I blog.  So, I work as a technical project manager in the healthcare industry with a lot of smart, technical people.  When they find out I have a fashion blog, they are completely shocked and ask me questions like… What do you blog about?  Why do you blog about fashion?  So you just post pictures of yourself?  How much money do you make?  Why do you blog at all?  I guess the good news is that I get to (quite often) introspect about why Wear and Back Again exists at all!!  Well, for all of my curious readers out there, here is why!

  1. My Readers: I know this sound cheesey, but I am so honored to have ANYBODY stop by Wear and Back again let alone have people keep coming back!  It makes my day to see your sweet comments and emails and words of support and love.  You honestly make my day all the time!
  2. Fellow Bloggers: I have been shocked by the supportive and kind blogging community.  Right when I want to give up, they step up and help me blog another day!
  3. Pushing Myself: I am naturally analytical, technical, and seriously lacking in creativity.  So, I thought that putting myself out there in a way where I have to be constantly dynamic and creative would be a wonderful challenge for me.  In my opinion, if you are not learning and progressing, you are going the opposite way!  (I talk about this philosophy in detail in this post if you missed it!)
  4. Dream Catching: While ‘trying it out’ I learned I LOVE blogging!  So, my dreams have changed a bit!  Eventually, my dream would be to blog ‘more full time’ and be a mom!  To be able to help support my family financially while doing it would be amazing.

Now, onto the recipe!!

Fettuccine with Tiny Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs


1 box fettuccine noodles

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. fresh oregano, snipped

1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

1/3 cup fresh basil, snipped

½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper

4 cups tiny tomatoes, yellow and red (grape size)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup vegetable or chicken broth

¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, snipped

2 Tbsp. fresh chives, snipped

1 ½ cup Burrata cheese*  

¼ cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package.  Drain well.  Put in large bowl.  Add 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil and oregano, thyme, basil and black pepper.  Toss, cover to keep warm.
  2. In an extra-large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil.  Add tomatoes and garlic, cook and stir over medium-high heat 5-6 minutes, or until tomato skins burst and tomatoes begin to break down.

Stir in broth, bring to boiling.

  1. Add tomato mixture, parsley, and chives to pasta mixture, toss gently to combine.  
  2. Top with dollops of burrata cheese.  
  3. Garnish with Parmesan.

*Burrata cheese is a mozzarella on the outside with a creamy inside.  If you cannot find Burratta cheese in your grocery store, you may substitute ricotta salata (which is a hard salty cheese, not the kind in the container.)  Really, any Italian cheese could be good.

Much Love,

Ally Norling fashion lifestyle blog


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