(Closed) Let's talk pasta!

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a Kitchen Aid Pasta Maker, so I make my pasta from scratch more often than not (it takes 30 minutes to make the dough, roll it, cut it, boil it, and serve and I hate the grocery store).  Otherwise I use “Homemade Noodle” brand pasta I found.  

I… also make my sauce from scratch Tongue Out

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

Mmmm. Pasta. The reason I could never go on a low carb diet.

The shape depends on the dish. Fettucine or maybe bowtie for alfredo sauce (my favorite!). Rotini is great in a dish like broccoli and cheese. But I like to simply add butter (or olive oil) and garlic salt, maybe a sprinkle of parmesean and eat it like that if I’m feeling lazy- and I’ll do this with whatever shape of pasta I have on hand (if I’m being lazy I’m not gonna be to picky! Lol!). And I don’t really have a favorite brand.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

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@mepayne:   This may be a silly question but I’ve always wanted to try the different colored pasta, since I’ve heard it’s supposed to be slightly healthier, but I’ve always been slightly leery of it. Is there much of a taste difference from regular pasta? A texture difference? Thanks!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Pasta is my favorite food! I usually have pasta for either lunch or dinner….or both. I’m hopeless! Love it all! I’d like to learn how to make my own sauces someday too.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Angel hair is my favorite type of pasta. I like fettucine alfredo, and spaghetti with sauce and parmesan cheese. I really don’t like pasta with just plain sauce, but I happen to love vodka sauce so I prefer that over regular marinara. My favorite recipe is sauteeing onions and garlic together and putting it over the pasta with a good sauce and parmesan cheese. I like Hunts sauce since I don’t like tomato chunks in my sauce. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

I *love* spiral pasta, it’s just so fun! And also spaghetti noodles.

Generally, I go pretty simple with mine – diced tomatoes (fresh from the garden during the summer months!), olive oil, fresh ground pepper and feta cheese. Sometimes I’ll use a sauce (prefer tomato basil), but usually just olive oil.

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love love love pasta.  I am taking a natural childbirth ed series and we are supposed to have whole wheat everyday = yea!  We are making ww angelhair tonight with tomato sauce and veggies and local grass fed beef.  I am SO.excited.  I also LOVE lasagna.  Now to find the time for DH to make some… (he is such a good cook!)

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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@ForeverBirds:  Nope, not at all. It’s all exactly the same taste and texture. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee

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@BeachBride2014:  30 minutes? ! I assumed it took like 6 hours or some crazy long amount of time. Darn. Now I’m sold on getting a kitchenaid!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

I use Barilla and usually buy Penne. I love my pasta Al Dente. I use my Mom’s homemade sauce recipe if I am making sauce. We also like Cavatelli. Another brand of pasta we buy is Ontario Ravioli.

A few times since we have been together. DH and I have made homemade gnocchi with my Grandma’s recipe. Such a fun experience and tastes delicious. 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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@Wonderstruck:  this recipe is wicked good. Thanks for posting

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