Wow! I'm about a week behind in posting. It's enough to cook but to also blog about it can be difficult at times. I don't know how you all do it with work, life, etc. I tip my hat to you.
In any case my friend of 15 years returned to California and to celebrate her return she came down for a weekend visit. I made another Ellie Krieger dish and it was decent. I followed the recipe exactly but we found that the sauce was missing that "umph" again. It was certainly tasty and easy to make but... I'm not sure. We added fresh basil and that helped but still felt that something was missing. Adding grated Parmesan cheese was a nice addition.
The big pluses of this dish are that it is has very few ingredients and comes together so quickly, say the time it takes to get the pasta cooked up. Two pots and a food processor are required, not too bad, especially if you have a dishwasher. Clean up is easy.