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March 25, 2010
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(Pete is preparing to duck because this is going to sound like sacrilege here!)

Of all the things which are so far superior when home made, I don’t mind using store bought noodles, particularly pasta, simply because it doesn’t have a bunch of extra stuff in it that I don’t want to consume.  Most assuredly, home made pasta beats any from a box every day of the week.  But, with only 24 ours in each day, I can sacrifice the fresh pasta for having the time and energy to work on something else which might have a more direct impact on my well being.

All that said, fresh pasta is just wonderful, and might explain why I still own the pasta roller/cutter, and WILL one day actually use it!  Especially looking forward to making ravioli with it.  Using some homemade soft cheese.  Can anything be more wonderful?  With some home canned sauce…

Question for those who have made pasta at home, especially things like ravioli.  What do you do with the odd extra little pieces of pasta?

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March 25, 2010
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Pete,  there usually isn’t any leftover pasta, even making ravioli.  Whether you use a tray or cut ravioli individually, it seems works out for me.  Somehow, I have filling leftover so I freeze that or make more pasta!  It’s a vicious, but delicious cycle!  But, if there is leftover, I cut the leftover into angel hair to dry.  Also, our Golden is always positioned under the counter to catch anything that may fall…..

April 6, 2010
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Ran into this tutorial today: http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/03/how-to-make-fresh-pasta-ravioli.html?ref=se-bb3

Some very interesting tips on preparing pasta, particularly for ravioli.  Enjoy!

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April 6, 2010
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Thanks Pete, that’s good info!  My next pasta adventure is pasta looking like roses.  I saw it here (http://foodgawker.com/?s=pasta+roses&cat=0)  I’ll let you know how it goes….Chef

April 6, 2010
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If you find you like them, how’s about posting your comments in the topic about them here: http://suzannemcminn.com/forum/the-farmhouse-table/pasta-roses-for-valentines-day-dinner/

Well, even if you don’t find you like them, tell us about your adventure with them anyway!    Wink 

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April 13, 2010
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Well, I did it!!  I made the pasta roses!  And it was WONDERFUL!!!!! 

April 13, 2010
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rileysmom said:

Thanks Pete, that’s good info!  My next pasta adventure is pasta looking like roses.  I saw it here (http://foodgawker.com/?s=pasta+roses&cat=0)  I’ll let you know how it goes….Chef


 

I LOVE FOODGAWKER!!!!!!

 

That was where I found them….

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April 13, 2010
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So what else have you tried quietstorm?  Any recommendations?

April 16, 2010
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rileysmom i have tried these too….no pasta maker required….

 

trashed the 1st couple until i got the technique down but very easy & very light….

got the thumbs up from hubby…..

 

http://www.injennieskitchen.com/2010/01/homemade-manicotti.html

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April 16, 2010
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quietstorm, those look delicious!  I’ve done something similar rolling up filling in the pasta.  They freeze pretty well, too.  I pop the frozen “rolls” in a dish, cover with sauce and bake. 

April 16, 2010
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ive tried the “birds of paradise” too and they are EXCELLENT –

chicken breaded in parmesan cheese and cooked in sherry and a lot of butter

i posted them a while back in “just recipes”

there is also a chocolate chip pie from joy the baker i think that is to die for…

will have to post that one tooFrench

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