Did you faint dead at the sight of that picture?? I did when I saw it for the first time. Ok well the picture on Ree's website is phenomenal. Really just a work of art. I immediately ran all over creation and back looking for all of the ingredients. This is our favorite pasta dish. I can't say "of all time" because Oodles of Noodles is really our all time fav. But this puppy is so.....sooooo lemony! I originally got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman but had to alter it. Because I'm, as I have said before, mildly retarded. I could NOT get the cheese to melt (sniff sniff) and it was nearly inedible, unedible, not edible?? Man where is spell check and why are these words not red! You get my drift. It looked.....clumpy. No one wants to eat clumpy, clotted looking food. But the taste makes you literally close your eyes and say OMG with every single stinking bite! Its a heart attack on a plate I tell you. Heavy cream, butter, half and half. You MUST make the recipe with those ingredients. NO altering it NO sir or I will unfriend you from Facebook! And fresh basil only puhlease! Even Walmart sells it for Pete's sake!
Ok, seriously, if anyone actually starts reading these posts, I will post step by step photo's if needed. Or I will just hold a cooking class. I've done that for a couple of my friends! Now read until the end of the recipe and I will tell you how I altered it at the end: