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Garlic Romano Penne with Stella Black Pepper Romano

We will be hosting more Christmas parties this year, and I don't want to serve turkey and ham at each one.  I came up with this Garlic Romano Penne recipe for easy entertaining.  You can serve it alone or add shrimp, chicken, or even sausage.  After you read the recipe, be sure to enter to win a trip to Napa Valley sponsored by Stella Cheese ! Garlic Romano Penne Recipe  This dish is very simple, but it's full of flavor.  I use Stella Black Pepper Romano because it has a salty, sharp flavor in the aged cheese and the peppercorns lend spice to the dish. I will usually make a cheese board for our holiday parties, and I use Stella cheeses.  I think with a simple recipe like this penne or with a cheese board, you need to use ingredients that have a lot of flavor on their own.  With just two or three flavors of Stella cheese, crackers, olives, and some grapes, you can have a flavorful cheese board that's quite easy to put together. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive o

Top 50 STEM Toys for Christmas 2016

Caleb, my 10-year-old, loves anything science or math.  He will spend hours with his Snap Circuits building their designs and creating his own.  He loves few things more than dumping his bin of LEGO bricks and having free play.  My daughter, on the other hand, has to be coaxed in to doing anything STEM related.  Once she starts playing though, she will have fun and start experimenting.  These toys look like so much fun, both my son and my daughter will love them.  If you need Christmas ideas, these 50 STEM toys will be a big hit. Magna-Tiles 12148 Clear Colors 48 pc DX set Toy Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit ClickBlock X-Bar Magnetic Building Toy School House Set, 28 Piece Thames & Kosmos Wind Power 2.0 ClickBlock X-Bar Magnetic Building Toy School House Set, 28 Piece Geode Explorer Science Kit - Crack Open 7 Amazing Rocks and Find Crystals! 4M Magnet Science Kit Math Dice Tournament Kit KNEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulley