The difference between home made vs. store bought pasta is amazing. There is a lightness & delicacy in home made pasta that surely comes from all of the time & love that is poured into it. During the holidays, there is nothing like a gift that has been made with love, and one that you can eat? Well that just makes it all the better! If the thought of making pasta scares the holiday joy right out of you, fear not! All you need is flour, eggs, a little salt and some time.
Here are two recipes from the Food Network that will get you going:
You can also substitute garlic, salt, and paprika for the spinach in the Spinach Pasta Dough recipe for a garlic/red pepper pasta dough for your holiday gift baskets.