Recipe: Homemade Pasta

In my experience I think homemade pasta does not get the attention it deserves. I feel people are intimated by the thought of making it yourself. It’s really a simple recipe with only a couple ingredients needed!

Making a well with the flour and adding the eggs was a hard thing to accomplish; I know I didn’t get it on the first try. I’ve found if your scared of making a egg mess all over your kitchen put it together in a bowl! In the end you will get the same product. Also you want extra flour on standby to flour your surface when kneading the dough.

There’s a great recipe at Food Network with directions and the amount needed for each ingredient: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/fresh-pasta-recipe.html

 Food Photography by Food Photographer Felicia Perretti, New York, Philadelphia

Recipe: Red Skin Potato Chips

What you will need:

3 medium red skin potatoes(depends how many you want to make)
oil/Pam spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Thinly slice(or use a mandolin slicer) your potatoes, do not use ends.

Lay out the potato slices without overlapping onto your oiled sheet tray.

Sprinkle generously over the potatoes your choice of seasonings.
I used, salt, pepper, oregano, Old Bay seasoning, and Paprika.

Put into the oven and bake for 20 min or until golden brown, flip over a couple times during process.

After they are done lay out on a paper towel to dry any excess oil.


Sour Cream(This is quick and easy if you have left over sour cream from another recipe)
-Pepper/Salt to taste

Mix the sour cream in with paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper until spicy and tasty.

I’m a big fan of red skin potatoes, not just because of the nutrients you get from them that plain baked potatoes don’t have but they are just as versatile as baking potatoes.

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