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I’m Awful at Taking Pictures: Chicken-Sausage Pasta

May 8, 2013

My photography skills are in desperate need of help.  As I looked through the various photos I have from last week’s meals it became clear that my photography skills are, to put it nicely, lacking.  So before I go any further let me first apologize for the shoddy photos I have thus far presented, but just think of how much worse it could have been without the help of Instagram filters.  Crazy, I know.  I need your help internet.  Help put an end to these horrendous photos by recommending ways to improve quality or any editing tips you may have.

Don’t believe me about how bad these photos are without filters?  Let’s take a look a at a recent photo that I took of a pasta dish that I made:

Our off white walls really make this photo pop...

Our off white walls really make this photo pop…

Personally, I’m torn. I can’t decide if I like the wall outlet in the background, or the stove underneath better.  Decisions, decisions.  This is but one example of many, but I will spare you, instead I’ll just focus on the meal photographed above.

By now it should be obvious that the goal of this site is not to pepper you with pretentious recipes but instead work with common ingredients to create delicious, easy to make food.  With that being said take a look at how easy this is.

The Pasta Dish:

-Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Cut 1 pack of sun dried tomato chicken sausage into about half inch lengths and toss in a stir fry pan to brown.

-In a separate pan sauté 1 chopped white onion, one chopped pepper, and a clove or two of diced garlic (your choice).

-Once the onion begins to brown dump the cooked sausage into the same pan and pour in pasta sauce.

-Stir, cover, and leave on the lowest setting of heat.

-While the sauce cooks add your pasta to the pot of boiling water (I used penne)

-Once cooked, drain and add back to your large pot.

-Finally, dump your sauce concoction into the pot with your pasta, mix, and serve!

Pro tip: While the sauce cooks take a second to taste it.  If you like it, awesome, if not, season away!


  1. Kathy permalink

    Personally, I like the wall outlet. But at least it’s in focus. So you’ve got that going for you…

  2. I think your photo is awesome! Who says they have to be perfect? I know mine never are! Its hard to cook and take photos because you get caught up in the rush of cooking. As long as you try i think its awesome 🙂

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