There’s a certain coffee shop I love in my little town. What I don’t love? The oh so tempting canolis staring up at me. What is it about sweets that is so infuriatingly tempting? I’ve come to the conclusion is the emotional connection. I love, love, love pasta. My family has a favorite garlic, anchovie pasta we used to make a lot. That one dish is connected to lazy sunday afternoons, birthday celebrations, and watching my little sister smile with pride the first time she made this dish. I think we all remember those times we wanted to just feel good, to just recapture those nostalgic moments. Maybe the key is to recapture those memories and feelings without the aid of food. Maybe instead of taking a snack break a “feel good” break would be just as good.