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Homemade Ravioli February 10, 2013

Filed under: Cooking — kellywernex @ 7:15 pm

Emma and I have been busy today.  Along with our February cake we also made homemade ravioli (Emma’s favorite).

As with the homemade speghetti noodles I prepared the dough in the food processor.  Emma was reading the recipe to me as I was dumping in ingrediants.  We had an oops!  She reads off parsely, which I thought was odd putting parsely n the pasto dough, but oh well.  Yes, it was an oops!  non-the-less we have one side of the shell is colorful with parsley.

The recipe said it made 20 raviolo.  Thinking this would not feed my family of 5 I doubled the recipe.  With doubled recipe it made approx 40 and I had lots of cheese filling left over.  Guess we will be making more tomorrow night.

Once again I found this to be easy, messy, and fun!

Homemade ravioli






Homemade Noodles Follow-up January 20, 2013

Filed under: Cooking — kellywernex @ 3:29 pm

As a follow-up to Making Homemade Pasta Noodles….they were amazing!  After they dried for about 24 hours I had every intention of storing them, but I couldn’t resist.  So I made spaghetti.

I wanted to know how much noodles the recipe had made so I would know how much to cook.  I usually cook a one pound package of store-bought noodles for the 5 of us (which allows for a small portion of left-over for my lunch the next day).  So I weighed the dried noodles,  which came in at a little over 1.2 lbs.  And since we like left-overs, I cooked them all.  Cooking time varies from package noodles so beware.

They had an amazing flavor…which is hard to describe.  Such a freshness.  Better than frozen egg noodles.   My family thought they were awesome.  This is one thing I would make again!  Emma and I have found a homemade ravioli recipe we intend to try next.

Sure it is easy to just buy the package in the store, but there is such a satisfaction of knowing you made them from scratch.  And they taste soooo muchhh better!  So don’t be afraid to roll-up your sleeves and get messy.


I’m making pasta noodles January 13, 2013

Filed under: Cooking — kellywernex @ 4:54 pm

I love cooking, so to finish off my weekend, I decided to try making homemade pasta noodles.  I have always wanted to try it, even went so far as to track down seminole flour so I could make them. (Not easy since they don’t sell this in regular grocery stores, atleast not in Adrian).  But never got around to it.  I had this notion that making noodles would be hard and time consuming.  Boy was I wrong!  I did a little research on the computer looking at some recipes.  Pioneer Woman had a good.  (What doesn’t she have that isn’t good?)  But I found one that called for the seminole flour I had gotten just for this.  See the recipe by clicking on the In The Kitchen tab up top.  I all so found that I could make the dough in my food processor, so that was the way I went.  Got the dough mixed, kneaded, rolled and cut.  They are currently drying on racks for the next 24 hours.  Can’t wait to see how they turn out.  I will keep you posted.



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