There are so many good things happening with this pasta I can’t even handle it.
I love making
weird cool pasta. It’s so versatile – you can flavor it with anything! It’s a blank canvas just waiting to be artsy-ified into your new favorite dinner. This time around, I had a bunch of strawberries in my fridge that were just about to inch past their prime. So HEY! I thought. STRAWBERRY PASTA! Two of my favorite things (you’ve seen the name of my blog, right?) together at last. [read more...]
I think I have a new favorite dinner.
(I’m talking about this recipe. If that wasn’t clear. This recipe is my new favorite dinner). Do you want it to be your new favorite dinner, too? Yeah? I thought so. You should probably make it immediately.
Have you ever made your own tortellini before? It’s kind of super fun. Also, way easier than it seems. Which is a win.
Also, I’ve been working on a REALLY exciting project for the last few months, and this Monday, I’m joining forces with some of the best food bloggers around to announce the formation of something awesome. So…you should PROBABLY tune in on Monday to get the skinny and jump in on the fun. Want a hint? Follow my Facebook or Twitter feeds for some sneaky announcements. [read more...]
I seriously can’t say enough about my love for my new pasta rollers. I make a ton of fresh pasta every two weeks-ish now, which is amazing. I used to have to plan an entire Saturday for pasta-making because my little hand crank took so long, made such a mess, gouged a hole in the bottom of my table with the screw-attach-y-thingy, and hurt my back from bending over the crank. Me and my old pasta roller could totally be in one of those infomercials as the miserable scene in black and white before the new, cool thingamajigg arrives. And then this new pasta roller comes in, and everything turns to color a la Wizard of Oz, and suddenly my life is GOLDEN. But seriously. Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. PLUS, I crank my mixer’s speed up super high and the pasta basically flies through the rollers. It takes me less than ten minutes to roll and cut a whole batch.
Side note: speaking of Toto, if you follow me on Pinterest you may have guessed that I am completely smitten with puppy fever. I want one SO. BAD. But I just want it for the cuddly cutesy best-friend part. Not for the shedding and the high maintenance and the vet visits and the expensive pet food. So Kyle says we can’t have one until I can be a grownup about it. WHATEVER. [read more...]
Just when I think Spring is finally here, the temperature drops, the clouds roll in, and I’m relegated to sweatpants and raincoats. Howwwwwwww upsetting. Fortunately, the colder weather gives me a last chance to make wintery foods like soups, roasts, or heavy sauces, and to bake a million cupcakes before the warm weather really DOES hit us and I can’t bear to turn my oven on or leave a burner going for more than ten minutes.
Also, it’s Friday. Is anyone else’s brain just completely out the window this week? I checked out halfway through Wednesday and just never checked back in. No shame. But I think I need a good day or two of sleep and blogging and cooking and more sleep. And maybe three seasons of Friends while I sit on my couch and do nothing. Ahhhh, bliss.