I enjoyed this. Didn't think it was spectacular. I did add one clove of garlic for half a recipe but was not blown away. Like I said, decent... I love most of what I make from Martha. This is just one to go into the "okay/decent" pile.
This is a classic Italian recipe updated for fall. The original recipe calls for five cloves of garlic sautéed in the oil and then adding the halved cheery tomatoes that are cooked until they release their juices. The remainder of the ingredients are then briefly sautéed with the former ingredients before adding the pasta water. Works better.