Easy-to-make, homemade ravioli dough leaves the store-bought variety behind. With a plethora of flavors and fillings, take a stab at making one or more of these homemade ravioli recipes for an extra special family dinner.See Popular Homemade Ravioli Recipes
I can't argue with Joyce Goldstein when she says fresh homemade egg pasta is the best choice for making her classic lasagne. I have yet to find a store-bought pasta that matches the rich flavor and light, ethereal texture of good homemade pasta. Making your own pasta takes a bit of time--the dough is fast to make, but rolling it into thin sheets takes about 45 minutes (though it goes faster with practice). You'll need a food processor, a pasta rolling machine, and lots of kitchen towels and counter space for laying out your pasta sheets.
A rich mushroom sauce coats the tender pumpkin-spice ravioli in this elegant meatless meal.
Sure, we've heard of infused olive oil, gourmet salt and compound butter. But flavored flour? Now, to us, that seems like a serious kitchen dust-up -- but apparently it's the latest thing in clever cuisine.
If there was a global comfort food, it would probably be the cuisine of Italy. There's something about classic Italian dishes that appeal to people, no matter what your background--the boldness of the flavors of Italy tend to combine in ways that are quintessentially satisfying and delicious. After all, it's hard to go wrong when you're working with ingredients like fragrant garlic, ripe tomatoes, rich mozzarella cheese, and hearty pasta.
We asked our Recipe.com Facebook fans to tell us which dishes they'd most like to perfect, and we got a terrific response. Now, we're talking back, giving you recipes for all those foods, from rich homemade pastas to light and airy cheesecakes, that you asked for, with some tips to help you perfect those dishes. With dried pasta in a gazillion shapes readily available at the supermarket, it's tempting to forgo making noodles from scratch.
As delicious as a big bowl of Italian pasta is, it can't stand alone on the dinner table. Whether it's because we crave variety, extra nutrition. or just a delicious compliment to our favorite spaghetti (or penne, or lasagna), salad becomes the perfect accompaniment to any pasta -- and an Italian salad is even better.