Pumpkin Parmesan Ravioli

I must apologize to my pumpkin-heads; I have waited far too long to tell you about pumpkin ravioli. I generally find ravioli to be a huge pain to make, but it is so delicious that cravings drive me to devote an afternoon to it here and there. As far as ravioli fillings go, pumpkin is one of the easiest– and the most seasonal. Here, it’s silky smooth, laced with parmesan cheese, and delicately encased inside of fresh, paper-thin pasta. If … Continue reading

Shortcut Tortellini Stuffed with Meat Sauce

I once saw tortellini stuffed with bolognese sauce for sale at Trader Joe’s, so I thought that I could surely stuff tortellini with my magnificent meat sauce. And I could! My last experience making ravioli from scratch was very time consuming, so I decided to take a shortcut this time and replace the homemade pasta with wonton wrappers! I had heard good things about using wonton wrappers to make stuffed pasta, and they worked out wonderfully! Once cooked, they had … Continue reading

Magnificent Meat Sauce with Pasta

This meat sauce is so flavorful and versatile. Just wait until you see how many different recipes I am working it into! This is my first time ever cooking ground meat on my own, so I am very proud to have made something really delicious using a recipe that I will return to again and again. For this rendition, the meat sauce is served simply over pasta with some basil and parmesan cheese. It is so good. This recipe makes … Continue reading