Garlicky, Cheesy, Pasta-y Blog Love

He loves me, he really really loves me!! :D

I wasn’t sure at first, but now I am!!  …He loves me!!

First, it started with him just telling me that he likes me.  See?


I like you.

There, it had to be said.


It could be because I paid him to say that (a.k.a. donated $$ to his Movember team) but I’ll take what I can get! :P  And then…and then he tried to play hard to get with his Christmas card.  Trying to distance himself and shit.  Denying things.

Vyvacious || Le Clown's CardAnd now.  He fully admits his love for me.


I’m only fucking with you as with reading your blog, I,m being Le Clown of course. 2013 will be good for us.


This means he’s going to read my blog now, yes?!  Well maybe in 2013…  But this means he loves me!!  Hence my subsequent reply.


I’m so happy to have so many lovers.  Wait.  Let me rephrase.  Blog lovers!!  I consider you a blog lover if we read each others’ shit and comment while giving and receiving back rubs, you know.  Or in Rich’s case, foot rubs.  Even if you don’t have a blog and you just comment as my friend, I try to shower you with baked goods in appreciation and to show my blog love of course.

This whole blogging thing is still new to me.  I didn’t quite understand what I was getting myself into.  In the beginning, it was all, write posts, post them, cry when only two people read them (myself and my mom).  Just kidding.  I don’t cry, I make cupcakes instead.  So many, many cupcakes later, I still was confused.  Where do I want my blog to go?

Certainly, I am not your normal everyday stay-at-home-mom-baker-blogger that I’ve seen so many of online (I’m single and have no babies). I think they would balk at my use of profanity though I dare say my recipes are quite tasty ;)  Those moms are awesome and like superheroes themselves in order to raise children and have a full time blog. 

I’m certainly not as sarcastic or in-your-face-you-better-love-me-or-have-some-witty-ass-shit-to-say as Le Clown.  I’m not quite as funny as Jen and Tonic and Sweet Mother who have me rolling on the daily (rolling = laughing. I don’t do drugs).  Nor am I as eloquent as Cathy from LargeSelf is with her poems nor as great with the funny & words as Becca on Fire.  I certainly don’t weave together an awesome story or inspirational message using GIFs like Jasmine Kyle does.  I’m not even as artistic as TJ Lubrano with her freaking awesome cupcake illustrations or so amazing as Timmer from Second Lunch to pop out some crazy ass shit given the hashtag #batmanandcupcakesbetch.  Just look at it!  It’s beautiful!  I squealed and did a little dance when he Tweeted me that shit.

Courtesy of Timmer from

The list does go on and on.  I fit in nowhere. I don’t fit into any one of their niches.  This used to make me sad.  But not really, because I would just bake a fuckton.  But now, now it doesn’t bother me so much.  I just think eh, “feck it” as Sweet Mother would say and go on my merry way handing out cupcakes like it’s my job.

So when Le Clown sends me an email assuring me he’s just fucking around with me because my brain can’t think up a witty enough comment to appease Le Clown due to the sheer amount of cupcakes I’ve had for breakfast, I just smile and think “…so this is love…”  Blog love people, get with the program!!

You know who’s also awesome, Le Clown’s wife (or is it L’Eric’s wife? I’m not quite sure to be honest), The Ringmistress, whose post on bloody holiday crafts made me apprehensive but impressed at the same time…  Side thought:  I wonder which clown she takes to bed…?  Well either way, I bet she draws the shit out of him (them?) on a daily basis.

I love how I’m surrounded by their inspirational and hilarious posts each and every day.  It pushes me to do better and make more funnies.  I’ve never seen a Batman, cupcake, foodie blog mesh such as mine.  But I think Ashley Austrew puts it best in one of her comments.

Food + cussing = my ideal blog. LOL

Maybe one of these days, I’ll feel like I finally have a place in this crazy carnival that is WordPress :)

So what’s the point of this blabbering post you say?  To teach you how to make some m’fucking pasta, bitches.

Vyvacious || Garlicky, Cheesy Pasta

Garlicky, Cheesy Pasta Recipe

*Adapted from

Click here to print or save the recipe to your computer!! :)


  • 3/4-1 lb. spaghetti pasta
  • 3-4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, truffle if possible
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper + more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup grated pepper jack cheese (or cheese of choice) + 1/4 cup for garnish


  • Large pot, coriander, sauté pan, large serving bowl


  1. Cook the pasta al dente according to package directions (6-7 mins).  Meanwhile, chop the garlic (I used 4 instead of 3 cloves for extra garlicky goodness) and parsley.  Sauté the garlic in the olive oil for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. The moment the pasta is done, drain the pasta in a coriander and rinse with cold water immediately to stop the cooking process.  Add the pasta to the garlic and olive oil along with 3/4 cup cheese, pepper, parsley, and truffle salt (Note:  The truffle salt really adds a whole dimension of flavor) to the sauté pan.
  3. Toss quickly for just a minute to allow the cheese to melt and everything to get evenly distributed.  Transfer the pasta to a serving bowl and garnish with 1/4 cup cheese, pepper, and parsley if desired.  Serves 4.

Until next time, y’all! :P

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47 Responses to “Garlicky, Cheesy, Pasta-y Blog Love”
  1. becca3416 says:

    You’re a doll. Seriously. Pasta looks delicious. You are like a blog cheerleader! Thanks Vyv.


  2. It’s love no matter what ANYONE SAYS!!! And I’m really nothing special!!! Promise you!!! MWAH!!! IT’s after noon on Thursday so it’s FRIDAY!!!!!
    I didn’t know you were a stay at home mom!!! ME 2 How old are you kids!?!? My baby is 3 and my daughter is 13 going on 34!


  3. THIS PASTA RECIPE!!!! I’m in love. This is absolutely my favorite way to eat pasta. I am honored to be included in a post with such garlicky goodness.


  4. Le Clown says:

    Of course Le Clown likes you. His author too, or so he said.. Now who is this third person typing anyway… You have a great blog. This post will make my Press Releases section, dear friend.
    Le Third Person
    PS: Hey, you made a *ahem* typo cut and pasting my comment Vyv… I thought I should let you know… you know… that comma instead of an apostrophe… Goddamn CTRL-Vyv.


  5. TJLubrano says:

    Oh mi gosh…this post is sooo not good to read at 1.16am in the morning…well obviously it IS a good post as it has food…but I want to cooooook now!! *runs around in circles*….hehe :D

    Seriously though. You are so sweet and I am so honored to be included amongst those amazing bloggers (and food. Thank you so much!!! Now let’s do a cupcake dance or something…*dances*


    • vyvacious says:

      Haha! I have been told by many friends that they can’t be around me too much whether it be in person or via social media websites because I always make them hungry :P

      You’re most welcome! :D I love your site! Yes yes, cupcake dance! *shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your cupcaaake, shake your cupcaaaake*


      • TJLubrano says:

        Hahaha I often do the same, but now I can also blame you as well hehe :D

        WOOHOO! CUPCAKE DANCE!! *shakes around*


      • vyvacious says:

        Muahahahaha :P

        *shake shake shake – shake shake shake – shake your cupcake – shake your cupcaaake!!*


      • vyvacious says:

        I think I’m losing my mind. As I was typing the *shake your cupcake* bit, I was thinking “I’m having a bit of déjà vu right now…” Turns out I already freaking wrote that -.-

        This is what happens when you drink coffee at 1pm and it keeps you wired all the way until close to 3:30am. I’m STILL awake. Someone help me.


      • TJLubrano says:

        What can I do? What can I do? I don’t think there’s much I can do, except…shake it around till the coffee high is gone! You know, I’m all for losing the mind as long as you find it back!! Interesting things can happen when you lose the mind…hehe :)

        Hope you sleep well!!


      • vyvacious says:

        Interesting things DID happen. Though I was so wigged out on caffeine, I don’t remember what exactly happened…haha

        I did apparently, thank you! :)


  6. gonz says:

    I’m on a pretty strong pasta diet, not by choice. When there’s no sauce to drop on it, I have to resort to other means. Dire means. Spicy means. Erstwhile, raiding the cabinet for unknown and unused additives.

    *mwah* for this recipe. I’ll try it.


    • vyvacious says:

      Interesting. I have a friend who eats like a monk 6 days out of the week but has to carb binge on the 7th day, also not by choice.

      Ooh spicy. I love spicy.

      Yay! Let me know what you think of it :)


      • gonz says:

        It’s nothing to do with carbs, since I’m eating buckets of spaghetti. It’s to do with affordability. The day will come when I can figure out how to eat well on a budget. ;)


      • vyvacious says:

        Haha, ah I see. Yes, the day shall come :)

        In the meantime, have you tried hitting up the grocery store at odd times? When I used to go really late on Sundays, they would be selling cuts of rib eye on sale for like $3. It was still good, you’d just have to eat it within the next two days but that shouldn’t be too big of a deal. Or you can get the big, flat pieces of beef (forgot the name) and sauté it with onions and jalapeños for your own tacos or eat it with rice or something :)


      • gonz says:

        Oh, it’s been a while since I’ve made tacos. Hmmm and herrmmm. Once that beauty of a job comes in, I’ll be a taco-makin’ fool.

        Haven’t considered visiting the grocery store after hours. That makes sense. Ta!


      • vyvacious says:

        Well when that happens, I’ll join you in celebration as a taco-makin’ gal :)

        Haha, it really is great! Can’t beat $3 for a prime rib eye steak!!


      • gonz says:



  7. Cathy Ulrich says:

    You have done it again! Yummy food and hilarious commentary. I think that’s your niche, my dear. Thank you for the shoutout. You’re very kind. :-) It would be such a blast to hang out in the kitchen together!


  8. Aw, it’s like what I’ve been eating since I started cooking for myself! The amount of pasta I’ve eaten in the past 3 years is disgusting.
    As is the amount of nutella I’ve eaten.

    But you’re awesome just the way you are. You’re definitely your own blog niche =D


    • vyvacious says:

      Disgustingly delicious…? :P I wish I could eat Nutella so bad but I’ll just settle for Speculoos/Biscoff (gingerbread cookie butter) :)

      Thank yooou, Jill. I’m starting to feel more comfortable in this strange niche of mine :)


  9. Oooo! Where do I get truffle salt?


  10. Nika says:

    all your posts make me smile. love em!


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