Homemade Pasta Dough
Homemade pasta is a treat your family won't want to miss. From thin to wide and spinach to herb, you can make all types of tender homemade pasta dough with these delectable recipes.
A rich mushroom sauce coats the tender pumpkin-spice ravioli in this elegant meatless meal.
At its best, Italian cuisine creates a symphony of flavor from only a few simple ingredients. With rich ground beef, bright San Marzano tomatoes and a classic blend of Italian cheeses, these amazing stuffed shells perfectly embody this timeless culinary sensibility.
Flecks of green spinach add color and subtle flavor to this homemade pasta recipe.
We admit that homemade pasta isn't exactly weeknight friendly, but it's absolutely worth learning how to make fettuccine, because dried boxed noodles don't hold a candle to the rich flavor of fresh pasta. It's a skill you'll be very happy to have when a special occasion rolls around or you have some time on a weekend to cook up a deeply satisfying Sunday supper.
No packaged or store-bought dough will give you the tender, crisp crust you'll get if you take the time to learn how to make pizza dough. Takeout pizza might become a thing of the past, once you get a taste of your own homemade pizza. Top the dough with veggies and low-fat cheese and you can turn pizza into a low-calorie, guilt-free treat.
Jarred pasta sauces have come a long way, but, still, none of them hold a candle to homemade. If you've been relying on jarred stuff because you don't think you have the time or skills to learn how to make pasta sauce from scratch, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the recipe below.
In the 1950s, almost everyone's mother or grandmother knew how to make dumplings. Their popularity may have had to do with the way the feathery light, steamed or boiled dough balls helped to extend soups and stews. You could feed more people if you added dumplings to your stew, so they were common on American tables. Stretching your food dollars is still a good idea, but nowadays, dumplings are more likely to be enjoyed as the homey comfort food of a simpler time.
If your idea of fresh-baked biscuits includes a tube-shaped can that pops open when you give it a whack, it's time you learn how to make biscuits from scratch. Sure, those pre-made, refrigerated biscuits come in all sorts of shapes and textures, but nothing tastes as good as a fresh, flaky biscuit you've made yourself. Once you've caught on to the basics of how to make biscuits you can experiment with adding ingredients to give them your personal touch.
There is no "right" method for how to make spaghetti sauce -- everyone has his own favorite recipe. Maybe your grandmother adds in fennel seeds or your mother grates a carrot into the pot or your sister-in-law throws in a pinch of sugar at the end. There are so many variations it's can be hard to choose a recipe to start with.