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Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives. A delicious pasta dish made with spaghetti tossed in a buttery garlic sauce with tomatoes and black olives.

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You know how last month I told you that we eat pasta all.the.time? I also continued to tell you that I didn’t have any pasta recipes on the blog??
Well. Seems that things have changed, doesn’t it? This is the second pasta recipe in 3 days!
Although, I still can’t forget about that Chicken Bruschetta Pasta…incredible!

But, but, but… Today’s recipe comes with a Thank You note. And, the recipe is here because this is my husband’s favorite dish of all time.

The uber talented baker, blogger, and awesome cake maker, Amanda from I Am Baker, suggested that a few of us food bloggers should come together and dedicate a post to our significant other. Or, to our other half that supports this whole bloggy thing and is behind us 100%!
Thus this post, my lovelies, is dedicated to my dear husband, Goce, who doesn’t only support me and my work, but is always looking forward to eating it, too!

Goce Kate Diethood Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

This is one of our most recent photos… No, it is not 2 a.m. and we are not in a night club… and we weren’t drinking… we are just natural cheezers. Ahem. icon smile Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

Part of this post includes a sit-down interview with my husband where I asked him a few questions about my job, and I will share his answers with you.

Ready? This is going to be FUN!

Okay, go!

Me: Honey, what is your favorite blog called?! (as I am giving him the eye…)
Hubs: Tricky question. DIETHOOD!

Me: What is the meaning of the made-up-word diethood?
Hubs: I forgot. Something about parenthood, but not. It’s like parenthood, but it’s diethood. Right?

Me: Hmmmm… whatev.

Me: What is your favorite prop that I use in my photos?
Hubs: I like the antique silverware that you paid an arm and a leg for… aaaand we’re not even allowed to touch it, let alone eat with it. But, it’s nice. Especially the forks.

Me: What is the oddest thing you’ve seen me do for a blog post?
Hubs: You made Baklava with Strawberries. That’s odd. But delicious. And still odd.
Me: That’s it?
Hubs: I think it’s weird that you get up on the table to take photos of food.
Me: What else you got?
Hubs: That’s all.

Me: If you had your own blog, what would be the name of it?
Hubs: Soccer Love!
Me: Honey, I knew it would be soccer something, I just would not have guessed Soccer Love…
Hubs: That’s the only thing that came to mind.
Me: Cool.

Me: What do you do for a living and what are your hobbies?
Hubs: You don’t know?!
Me: I’m interviewing you… just give me the answers.
Hubs: Weird. Okay, well, I’m a car salesman and if you need a new car, come to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Merrillville, Indiana. Ask for Goce. Or George!
Me: Did you just use my blog space to place an ad for free?!?!
Hubs: I eat cold food. That’s payment enough.
Me: LOL!!!!!!!! You got me. icon smile Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

Me: And your hobby, please…
Hubs: My hobby?! SOCCER LOVE! 4EVA!
Me: Thank you for your time. You may now go back to Fox Soccer Channel. Love you!
Hubs: Love you, too, but could you please bring me a bowl of Pasta? Please!
Me: No problem…

How about that? Isn’t he wonderful?! icon wink Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

Pasta Garlic Tomatoes Diethood Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

Because this Pasta, or Spaghetti, with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives is his favorite food, I thought it was only fitting to finally share it with you all. There’s really nothing special to it, until you get a taste of it. It’s garlicky, buttery, and saucy. Or as I like to say, thawthyyy!

I can feel your curiosity. It’s totally fine. Go ahead, get up and make this for dinner. You can thank me later. icon wink Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}
Before you go, please scroll to the bottom of this post and see what the other blogger’s sweethearts had to say to their questions. THANK YOU!


 Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}
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A delicious pasta dish made with spaghetti tossed in a buttery garlic sauce with tomatoes and black olives.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
  • 1 box spaghetti, cooked according to the directions on the box
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup black olives, pitted, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  1. While you are cooking the spaghetti, prepare the sauce:
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet.
  3. Add tomatoes, olives, and garlic.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in basil.
  6. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes over medium heat, or until tomatoes are tender.
  7. Drain pasta.
  8. When the tomato mixture is done, add the pasta to the tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until heated through.
  9. Serve immediately.

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  1. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet September 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM - Reply

    Hahaha, awesome interview, Kate! Well done, both of you! :) And it’s so refreshing to hear of someone who’s interested in another sport other than football!!! Let’s hear it for soccer!

  2. Jamie September 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM - Reply

    Too cute! And I love a pasta dish like this – a few simple yet pronounced flavors (what is better than olives, garlic and tomatoe??) tossed into pasta; I think I’ll do it this week!

  3. mjskit September 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM - Reply

    So very nice to meet you and your husband Amanda! Thoroughly enjoyed the interview AND that delicious pasta!

  4. Erin @ Texanerin Baking September 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    Such pretty pictures! :)

    And I love the natural cheezer-ness of you two. So cute!

  5. Valerie September 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM - Reply

    Haha!! You two are adorable! (I climb up on tables and chairs for photos too!) This pasta looks delish!! Love carbs (and soccer!). :D

  6. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me September 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM - Reply

    Hahhahaa love the sales plug. That was great. You two are super adorable. And you are so lucky that he will eat pasta! I live with a weirdo pasta hater. It’s kinda depressing.

  7. Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking September 12, 2013 at 10:59 PM - Reply

    HAha! Cold food, forks, towels for props est…so right! Sweet post, Kate and dish of course looks amazing and so delicious!

  8. Tanya Schroeder September 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM - Reply

    I love that he easts cold food too! Ha, he sounds fun and supportive and everything you’d want in a food blogger’s husband!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust September 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM - Reply

    Ha! The antique fork thing made me laugh!!

  10. Amanda September 12, 2013 at 8:31 PM - Reply

    Hubs: I eat cold food. That’s payment enough.

    LOVE IT!! How cute are you two?? Thanks so much for doing this… I love getting to know you better!

  11. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut September 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM - Reply

    You two are one good looking couple!! Love all his answers! We are the opposite – we rarely eat pasta, I will make the occasional mac and cheese from scratch but that is about it. Your photos are gorgeous like always!

  12. Ramona September 12, 2013 at 4:40 PM - Reply

    LOL! I love your interview with your hubby!! You two make an adorable couple!! Love the pasta!!

  13. Maria | Pink Patisserie September 12, 2013 at 4:16 PM - Reply

    Love the interview and that gorgeous pasta! What a beautiful couple you are!

  14. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats September 12, 2013 at 4:11 PM - Reply

    Your hubby is a hoot! I was seriously laughing at my desk while I read this! Awesome!

  15. Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 12, 2013 at 2:34 PM - Reply

    I love this idea, such a sweet tribute to your husband. Your pasta looks drool worthy too!

  16. Erin | The Law Students Wife September 12, 2013 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    I love the word-for-word honesty of the transcript. You guys are awesome! Also, your husband has great taste in pasta. And that silverware? GORGEOUS!

  17. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain September 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM - Reply

    This post is perfect! Such a sweetie! And my hubs would go crazy for this pasta!

  18. A_Boleyn September 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM - Reply

    Big hug for your sweetie. Sounds like you got a smart hubby there. :)

    Lovely pasta.

  19. meaghan September 12, 2013 at 1:03 PM - Reply

    “Something like parenthood.” :) So so sweet, love it! And the pasta.

  20. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies September 12, 2013 at 1:02 PM - Reply

    The pasta looks amazing! I’m not very good at coming up with simple pasta dishes, I definitely need to pin this for later.

  21. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious September 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM - Reply

    I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at his answers. This is great!

  22. Diane {Created by Diane} September 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM - Reply

    Love your husbands charm and how he answered the questions, and oh yes…i LOVE pasta! This looks fabulous.

  23. Amy @Very Culinary September 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM - Reply

    It’s so funny that all the husbands think our favorite food blogs are our own! And what’s so weird about standing on the table to take a picture ;-) Hahahaha. Fun fun fun!

  24. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl September 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM - Reply

    Such a beautiful, simple and flavorful recipe! My husband would love this!

  25. steph@stephsbitebybite September 12, 2013 at 8:49 AM - Reply

    Oh just give me a big bowl of this and call it a day!!! So good!

  26. Rachel Cooks September 12, 2013 at 8:37 AM - Reply

    Such a fun interview! And PS — you are gorgeous!

  27. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet September 12, 2013 at 8:21 AM - Reply

    The interview was hilarious!!! What a sport for doing it! Pasta looks amazing by the way!

  28. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes September 12, 2013 at 8:18 AM - Reply

    Such a sweet post Kate! I know about soccer obsession, it’s this country’s nr.1 hobby

  29. Lauren at Keep It Sweet September 12, 2013 at 7:57 AM - Reply

    haha great interview! And we don’t use any of my props for eating, either:-)

  30. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen September 12, 2013 at 7:41 AM - Reply

    Awww…this is SO SWEET! I’m so glad I dedicated a recipe to my hubby and featured photos of our wedding day last June. What would we do without our loves, our best friends? Thanks for sharing, Kate! xo

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