I've only been home for a couple of days from my two week summer vacation in Iowa to see family, but I am right back into baking and cooking. If you are a new follower, a few posts back I posted photos of myself meeting Teresa Guidice from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. My neighbor and I waited nearly three hours in line at a book signing to meet her and get our "Fabulicious!" cookbook signed.
Tonight I decided to make the Homemade Cheesy Cavatelli on page 62 of the cookbook. I cut the recipe in half and made it with whole wheat flour instead of unbleached all-purpose. It was super easy to make since it is primarily ricotta cheese and flour.
My $2.99 pastry cutter from Target came in really handy for this project. Although the recipe itself is easy, the work is tedious.
I had to cut the dough down, roll it into ropes, cut some more, and then take each piece of pasta and shape with a spoon.
The result was great and it really was more like gnocchi which is okay with me. I also whipped up the Snappy Red Sauce on page 22. If you haven't at least flipped through this cookbook at a store I encourage you to do so. I have made countless recipes in this cookbook in the short time that I have owned it.