I've never cooked with pancetta before, and, after my experience trying to buy it, I must assume that most people don't use this either. I had to ask FOUR DIFFERENT EMPLOYEES in my local Stop and Shop where I might find packaged pancetta, and no one had any idea. It was a fellow shopper who eventually pointed me in the right direction.
This confuses me, though, because it was actually very delicious. Though perhaps not the healthiest dinner, this was fast to whip up and was a hit. It's perfect not only for fall, but also for those winter days when you crave something comforting.
Pasta with Pancetta and Leeks
from The Pioneer Woman